For my work, I need a stable laptop.
It's a Lenovo x230i, pimped up like my x230 Tablet with a mSata drive for both systems (Windows 8 / Linux)
Here's the output of lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 04) 00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4) 00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4) 00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation QM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04) 02:00.0 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd PCIe SDXC/MMC Host Controller (rev 07) 03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01)
I miss the fingerprint reader
I used the recover USB key to reinstall Windows 8 on the mSata drive then used the almighty Parted Magic CD to redefine partitions, shrink windows'one and label them (even though Fedora will use UUID … ).
Here's the partition schema:
Model: ATA HGST HTS725050A7 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: gpt Disk Flags: Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 17.4kB 17.8GB 17.8GB linux-swap(v1) SWAP 2 17.8GB 28.3GB 10.5GB ext4 VAR 3 28.3GB 80.7GB 52.4GB ext4 HOME 4 80.7GB 500GB 419GB fat32 SHARE Model: ATA INTEL SSDMCEAC12 (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 120GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt Disk Flags: Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 1049kB 1050MB 1049MB ntfs hidden, diag 2 1050MB 1322MB 273MB fat32 EFI system partition boot 3 1322MB 1456MB 134MB Microsoft reserved partition msftres 4 1456MB 74.9GB 73.4GB ntfs Basic data partition 5 74.9GB 75.1GB 210MB fat16 EFI System Partition boot 6 75.1GB 120GB 45.0GB ext4 LINUX
The mSata drive is viewd as /dev/sdb but no real problem to boot windows/linux from it and I use the 500GB storage for /var /home and swap, it gives some read/write cycles life ore for SSD Might be overkill
To boot from efi I had to create that /dev/sdb5 partition …
Well, I put the CD (netinstall), struggled a bit with the anaconda installer (mostly for the 2 disk partitioning scheme). I selected the Gnome environment (will install fvwm later :P) and well waited for the complete process to finish. That was super hard :P. I installed it in 64bits since I have 8GB of RAM.
after this basic install, I installed some other programs and tweaked a bit the system.
I don't know why but randomly I was out of network when using my wifi (WPA2 Personal with Hidden SSID). Symptoms where: all of a sudden no more network activity possible, no way to ping even my local network … while the wifi card was still attached to the network. First reaction:
service restart NetworkManager.service
Which kind of work for some time, then I had to do it again … Notice: I like when something is called “service” and/or Manager and it just doesn't work!
Of course NO logs nor error in dmesg / /var/log/messages nor the new ultimate shit of journalctl (applause)
Rebooting was also fixing the crap - Windows solutions arriving to Linux!
“Solution so far” : disabling IPv6 globally … yeah sorry at home I still have an IPv4 network …
I edited /etc/sysctl.conf
sudo vi /etc/sysctl.conf
I know I should put it in /etc/sysctl.d/whatever but it works like this and I'm pretty sure in some future update it will have to be in another repository…
I also edited the /etc/hosts
sudo vi /etc/hosts
Commented the last line and configured the first one …
#127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain localhost4 localhost4.localdomain4 127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain yoru #::1 localhost localhost.localdomain localhost6 localhost6.localdomain6
I have NO idea why there's all these localhost4/6 … sounds super funky.
Since we did some magic with Linux's kernel we have to reboot to make it work.
Here's the reference: http://lifeofageekadmin.com/how-to-disable-ipv6-fedora-1718/ Many thanks to this guy!
Note: I didn't had to delete interface like it's said on this article
Well so far that was the one and only problem!!!
I installed a bunch of software on top of this basic installation:
Yes I know proprietary software, bla bla … I want them ! feel fre not to use them
I added both 32 and 64bit repository from adobe:
sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm sudo rpm -ivh http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm sudo yum update sudo yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper AdobeReader_enu
And that's it!
It's so nice to see a widely spread software like this in 32bits ONLY!!! Good Job …
Anyway to install it:
sudo yum install alsa-lib.i686 libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 qtwebkit-2.2.2-2.fc18.i686
Then download the rpm from skype's website, selecting Fedora 16 (so up to date … but it works)
sudo rpm -ivh Downloads/skype-18.104.22.168-fedora.i586.rpm
US international doesn't work until you install ibus-qt.i686
sudo yum install ibus-qt
I like Chrome/Chromium largely better than Firefox (installed also)
su -lc 'cd /etc/yum.repos.d && wget http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/chromium/fedora-chromium-stable.repo' sudo yum update sudo yum install chromium
Other stuff that I installed:
sudo yum install claws-mail rxvt-unicode-256color xscreensaver wavemon htop iftop iotop irssi fvwm ImageMagick xosview
I'll dig in claws plugins to see if I use this mailer or evolution or at worse Thunderbird. I'll also search replacement for hsetroot since it's not in default repositories (I use it for transparency of menus in fvwm)