This is a small page describing my Debian Sarge GNU/Linux on a Compaq EVO N1020v.


As you can see from the lspci command


As you can see from the command uname -a I'm running a 2.6.10-1 kernel, but the kernel it installed by default was a 2.6.7-1 for a i386.


I installed Debian 3.1 Woody via CD-ROM. I had no problem with the 2.6.7 kernel it installs by default. I had to install ACPID via APT, since it didn't detected my battery by default.

Dual booting:

Initially I had installed Windows XP and partitioned to install Linux, now my 40 Gb hard drive only has GNU/Linux. I still left 6 Gb for Windows, but didn't wanted to install it yet. When I had both Windows and GNU/Linux the GRUB boot loader had no problem recognizing both O.S. Now GRUB has no problem with Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora. Here is a copy of my  menu.lst.


As I said before I installed via CD-ROM. I downloaded Debian Sarge first two CD's and made the installation. Adittional  software was downloaded via APT. Initially it didn't recognized my battery and my graphics card was set to the VESA driver, later I changed it for the ATI driver and worked perfectly. Everything else was recognized.


The sound card uses the trident driver. It was detected by the kernel without any problem during the installation. The next terminal screenshot is from the output of a cat /dev/sndstat command.

cat /etc/sndstat

X Server

The graphics card the laptop comes with a ATI IGP 340M. I initially installed it with a vesa driver but later changed it to the ati driver in the Driver field in the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. Here is a copy of my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file.


The laptop comes with a Conexant 56Kbps modem. Linuxant offers drivers for them but unless you pay for them , the modem will only work at 25% of all its capabilities. It is a propetary driver and goes against Debian rules.

Page fait avec NVU et Debian GNU/Linux. Merci Beaucoup

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