Ubuntu and ASUS M50 version notebooks
I've seen a few posts about this particular model. My son has one and i'm busy trying to get it to work correctly. Here are the problems i'm having with this.
His laptop is Model: M50VM-X1
Version: Hardy Heron 8.04.1
I was able to install nVidia graphics drivers via EnvyNG only by going into console, typing "envyng -t" as root. ( sudo envyng -t )
If you don't have envyng, i would suggest turning on the 3rd party repositories and at console type ( apt-get install envyng )
I did the manual driver install, took a minute or two and it was done. Rebooted, all was well.
Wireless does not work.
Wired eth0 does not work. rmmod r8169 and then a modprobe r8169 reveals in the /var/log/messages that the driver does indeed load, but errors out with an Error -22. I assume that this driver is not correct. Proper googling on this particular issue reveals that the driver has not made it into 2.6.26 kernel but it is in the 2.6.27 kernel right now. I don't dare rebuild a kernel on Ubuntu.
I'm going to load Gentoo on this to see if I can get 2.6.27 kernel on it and see what happens, i'll report back with my findings. If anyone else has anything to offer on this subject, please post your findings and what exact model you have.
EDIT: Update. Loaded Gentoo 2008.1 on it and with 2.6.24 kernel on the minimal isntall disc, it found the wired ethernet port just fine. Hrmm
Last edited by cfaulkner; September 16th, 2008 at 05:24 PM.
Reason: Updated info
Gigabyte M57SLI-S4 Mobo (nForce 570)
AMD Athlon64 X2 AM2 3800+ Windsor Dual-Core
eVGA nVidia 7600GT 256mb x1 (No SLI)
20" Starlogic WS LCD (1680x1050) - 19" Starlogic LCD (1280x1024)