Lenovo N100 & Suse 10.1

Hi, I’m happy owner of Lenovo N100 Laptop. At the beginning I had a lots of problem with soundcard but about it later.

CPU: Intel Celeron Mobile 420 (1.6 GHz, 1 Mb L2 cache)
Chipset : Intel 945
RAM: 512 MB DDR2 667 MHz
Battery: 6 Cell LiIon
HDD: TOSHIBA MK8032GSX 5400 rpm 80 GiB (SATA)
Display: 15.4″ TFT WXGA 1200×800 16M
Video controller: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Ethernet: Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ Ethernet Controller
Net.wifi: Broadcom BCM4310 802.11a/b/g WLAN
6-in-1 Media Reader: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822
DVD+/-RW: DVDRAM GMA-4082N DVD+/-RW Double Layer
Audio: Intel ICH7 ADI1986A
Fingeprint Scanner: Authentec AES2501

# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 6
model : 14
model name : Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz
stepping : 8
cpu MHz : 1596.018
cache size : 1024 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 10
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe nx constant_tsc pni monitor tm2 xtpr
bogomips : 3227.14

lsmod output is here

Suse 10.1 perfectly recognize screen, resolution and synaptic touchpad. My xorg.conf is here.

It is little dificult thing, because I changed kernel config settings, turn off alsa build in and compile from sources from alsa-project.org.
After compilling i had the same problems. So I reinstalled kernel on default.
Now sound is OK after adding to /etc/modptobe.d/sound :

options snd-hda-intel model=laptop-eapd

Broadcom Wireless
I’m using ndiswrapper. You can install from SuSe rpm. You need also Windows drivers. I try with those:

and write in commandline:

# ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
# ndiswrapper -m
# modprobe ndiswrapper

Now you can check dmesg is everything OK.
If second link download file as mp3 please change extension after download.

Multimedia keys:
I’m using llineakd program. It’s easy to configure and using. At the beginning I tried to find model of my keyboard. The most similar to Lenovo is model: DELL-8600.
I will not be describe full how to, if someone want to modify please look to lineakd manuals. Only you have to do is install lineak from rpms and copy my lineakd.conf to .lineak in your home directory.

Second thing is write script that be started everytime you start kde. Listing is here:

lineakd &

I named this as start-lineakd and put it to ~/.kde/Autostart
Now you can restart KDE and test own multimedia keys.

MMC/SD Card Reader
I’m testing now… If pass I write some words…
Maybe this will be works.


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