Sony PCG-1X Subnotebook with Debian GNU/Linux



  • 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 430TX - 82439TX MTXC (rev 01)
  • 00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
  • 00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
    Module: piix
    Special: compiled in to avoid initrd
  • 00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
    Module: uhci-hcd
  • 00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
  • 00:08.0 VGA compatible controller: Neomagic Corporation NM2200 [MagicGraph 256AV] (rev 20)
    Xorg driver: neomagic
    See Graphics.
  • 00:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Sony Corporation CXD1947Q i.LINK Controller (rev 01)
    Custom chip - not supported
  • 00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c475
    Module: yenta_socket


  • Netgear MA401 802.11b PCMCIA card
    Module: orinoco_cs
    Special: see below
  • Built-in audio
    Appears to be a Soundblaster 16, but I was unable to get the sb16 driver to work.
    Module: snd-sb8
    Special: created /etc/modprobe.d/local with options snd-sb8 port=0x220 irq=5 dma8=1 in it.
  • IrDA
    Module: irda
  • Modem appears to be a Hayes-compatible full (non-Winmodem) functional modem. Tested with ATI command, but no actual connections.
  • MotionEye camera appears to be a special feature of the Neomagic display controller, with no Linux driver


I used the Debian Etch (testing) image. I used three floppies (root, boot, and drivers) and a USB floppy drive. Everything else was loaded via the WiFi card. I also installed a custom kernel frm sources, 2.6.17. The .config is here.


As with the ZT1000, I installed knetworkmanager.


I had to add a modeline for the 1024x480 display. The XOrg config I'm using is here. XFree86 also worked on this machine with this config.


lm-sensors didn't find anything.