Gentoo/Linux Configuration Dell E6410

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Alonbl's Dell E6410

Following is extension to Gentoo/Linux_Configuration_Common with Dell E6410 configuration.

Same guidelines of minimal module only configuration.

Hardware

PCI

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller [8086:0044] (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 02)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection [8086:10ea] (rev 05)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b3c] (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio [8086:3b56] (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3b42] (rev 05)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:3b44] (rev 05)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:3b46] (rev 05)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:3b48] (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b34] (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller [8086:3b07] (rev 05)
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller [0104]: Intel Corporation Mobile 82801 SATA RAID Controller [8086:282a] (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller [8086:3b30] (rev 05)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem [8086:3b32] (rev 05)
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 6000 Series [8086:422c] (rev 35)
03:00.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd Device [1180:e476] (rev 02)
03:00.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd Device [1180:e822] (rev 03)
03:00.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd Device [1180:e832] (rev 03)
3f:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers [8086:2c62] (rev 02)
3f:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder [8086:2d01] (rev 02)
3f:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 [8086:2d10] (rev 02)
3f:02.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 [8086:2d11] (rev 02)
3f:02.2 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved [8086:2d12] (rev 02)
3f:02.3 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved [8086:2d13] (rev 02)

USB

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 05ca:1814 Ricoh Co., Ltd HD Webcam
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 413c:8187 Dell Computer Corp. DW375 Bluetooth Module
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0a5c:5800 Broadcom Corp. BCM5880 Secure Applications Processor
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 413c:2513 Dell Computer Corp. internal USB Hub of E-Port Replicator
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 413c:2513 Dell Computer Corp. internal USB Hub of E-Port Replicator

BIOS

  • Use only Intel integrated video controller, it saves power, and Intel have better support for Linux.
  • Use AHCI SATA not compatible mode.

Kernel

Linux Kernel Configuration:
  Processor type and features  --->
    (4) Maximum number of CPUs
    [*] Enable KSM for page merging
    (64) Amount of low memory, in kilobytes, to reserve for the BIOS
    -*- MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) support
    [*]   MTRR cleanup support
    (1)     MTRR cleanup enable value (0-1)
    (1)     MTRR cleanup spare reg num (0-7)
  Power management and ACPI options  --->
    [*] Suspend to RAM and standby
    [*] Hibernation (aka 'suspend to disk')
    [*] Run-time PM core functionality
    [*] ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) Support  --->
      <M>   AC Adapter
      <M>   Battery
      -*-   Button
      -*-   Video
      <M>   Fan
      [*]   Dock
      <M>   Processor
      <M>   Thermal Zone
    CPU Frequency scaling  --->
      [*] CPU Frequency scaling
      <M>   CPU frequency translation statistics
      [*]     CPU frequency translation statistics details
      Default CPUFreq governor (performance)  --->
      -*-   'performance' governor
      <M>   'powersave' governor
      <M>   'userspace' governor for userspace frequency scaling
      <M>   'ondemand' cpufreq policy governor
      <M>   'conservative' cpufreq governor
      x86 CPU frequency scaling drivers  --->
        <M> ACPI Processor P-States drivers
    -*- CPU idle PM support
    [*]   Cpuidle Driver for Intel Processors
  [*] Networking support  --->
    -*-   Wireless  --->
      <M>   cfg80211 - wireless configuration API
      [*]     enable powersave by default
      [*]     cfg80211 wireless extensions compatibility
      [*]   Wireless extensions sysfs files
      <M>   Common routines for IEEE802.11 drivers
      <M>   Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack (mac80211)
    <M>   RF switch subsystem support  --->
  Device Drivers  --->
    [*] Block devices  ---> 
      <M>   Packet writing on CD/DVD media
      (8)     Free buffers for data gathering
      [*]     Enable write caching (EXPERIMENTAL)
      <M> Serial ATA and Parallel ATA drivers  --->
        [*]   ATA ACPI Support
        <M>   AHCI SATA support                                             ### you may  want to set as <*> to avoid complex initramfs
    [*] Network device support  --->
      [*]   Ethernet (1000 Mbit)  --->
        <M>   Intel(R) PRO/1000 PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet support
      [*]   Wireless LAN  --->
        <M>   Intel Wireless WiFi Next Gen AGN - Wireless-N/Advanced-N/Ultimate-N (iwlagn)
    -*- I2C support  --->
      <M>   I2C device interface
      [*]   Autoselect pertinent helper modules
      I2C Hardware Bus support  --->
        <M> Intel 82801 (ICH/PCH)
    {M} Hardware Monitoring support  --->
      <M>   Intel Core/Core2/Atom temperature sensor
    <M> Sound card support  --->
      <M>   Advanced Linux Sound Architecture  --->
        <M>   Sequencer support
        [*]   PCI sound devices  --->
          <M>   Intel HD Audio  --->
            (64)  Pre-allocated buffer size for HD-audio drivers
            [*]   Support digital beep via input layer
            (1)     Digital beep registration mode (0=off, 1=on, 2=mute sw on/off)
            [*]   Support jack plugging notification via input layer
            [*]   Build Analog Device HD-audio codec support
            [*]   Aggressive power-saving on HD-audio
            (30)    Default time-out for HD-audio power-save modesetting
    [*] X86 Platform Specific Device Drivers  --->
      <M>   WMI Hotkeys for Dell All-In-One series                ### Will aprear only after selection of WMI
      <M>   WMI
      <M>     MSI WMI extras
File: /etc/conf.d/modules
modules="${modules}
thinkpad_acpi
ac
battery
fan
processor
thermal
coretemp
"modules="${modules}
acpi-cpufreq
cpufreq-conservative
cpufreq-ondemand
cpufreq-powersave
"

Packages

emerge net-wireless/wpa_supplicant
net-wireless/iwl6000-ucode

Configuration

File: /etc/conf.d/net
modules="wpa_supplicant"
rc_net_wlan0_need="firewall"    # if you are using firewall
config_wlan0="dhcp"
wpa_cli_wlan0="-G3600"      # this saves power
wpa_supplicant_wlan0="-D nl80211"

rc_net_eth0_need="firewall"    # if you are using firewall
config_eth0="dhcp"
ln -s net.lo /etc/init.d/net.wlan0
ln -s net.lo /etc/init.d/net.eth0

More hardware

References

There are other variant of documentations, however I find them difficult to maintain, as a computer is container of its hardware, so laptop article should contain minimal information and reference to its hardware components.

Maintainer

Alon Bar-Lev

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Originally written by: Alon Bar-Lev - 2011-11-25


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