HP ZT1000 Notebook with Debian GNU/Linux



  • 00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M266 Host Bridge
  • 00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8633 [Apollo Pro266 AGP]
    Module: via_agp
  • 00:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller
    Module: yenta_socket
  • 00:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 46)
    Module: ohci1394
  • 00:08.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    Module: 8139too
    Special: created /etc/modprobe.d/local-blacklist containing the line 'blacklist 8139cp' to quiet the failure to load message.
  • 00:09.0 Communication controller: ESS Technology ES2838/2839 SuperLink Modem (rev 01)
    Who needs a modem these days?
    Apparently a driver was available for a 2.2 and a 2.4 kernel, but they were proprietary and are no longer available. No substitute found.
  • 00:0a.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev 01)
    Module: orinoco_pci
    Special: see below
  • 00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 PCI to ISA Bridge
  • 00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
    Module: via82cxxx
    Special: compiled in to avoid initrd
  • 00:11.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 23)
    Module: uhci-hcd
  • 00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 30)
    Module: snd-via82xx
    Special: needs options snd-via82xx dxs_support=5
  • 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. VT8375 [ProSavage8 KM266/KL266]
    Xorg driver: savage
    See Graphics.


  • SD/MMC card reader
    Module: wbsd
  • IrDA
    Module: via-ircc
    Special: the machine has no IR port, though Windows detects the hardware too.
  • Touchpad
    Xorg driver: synaptics
  • Parallel printer port: parport_pc


I used the Debian Etch (testing) daily build on 2006-07-23. Except as noted, the installation uses default options. I also installed a custom kernel frm kernel.org sources, 2.6.17. The .config is here.


I had a hard time with 2.6.15 - 17 and the orinoco card until I installed knetworkmanager. I could either connect but not use iwlist to find access points, or vice versa, depending on the config. NetworkManager uses dbus to talk to the driver, and everything just worked.


BIOS is configured to give 32M shared memory to graphics. The XOrg config I'm using is here. I get about 9fps on Planet Penguin Racer.


lm-sensors didn't find anything, but there's a few things in /proc/acpi/ of interest, including CPU throttling and temperature.