Sunday, December 22, 2013

Fedora 20 on a Mythlogic Chaos 1313 (aka Clevo W230ST)

This Works Too!   

Just like Fedora 19, I downloaded the Fedora 20 Live Distro, burned it to a thumb-drive and let 'er rip.   No bumps this time; it just worked (well one small issue).

Hardware Matrix

Hardwaref20x64 statusNotes
 i7-4702MQWorks
Intel Centrino Advanced-AC 7260Works
USB2Works
USB3Seems to workI restored my home dir via a USB2 stick using one of the USB3 enabled ports; that part works.  
hibernate/sleepworksHmm..need to test this more.   Not working so well.  Will update this post when I get it working. see below
audioworks out of boxfn-f3, fn-f5, and fn-f6 all work ok 
webcamworksCheese works and fn-f10 turns cammera on and off
bluetooth
pending tests
Video/Graphicsworksthe intel stuff is working fine.  fn-f8 and fn-f9 dim and brighten the lcd.
Touchpadworks
Card Reader
pending tests  
backlit key boardworks fn-f12 dims and toggles the keyboard back-lighting on and off.
16gb ramhmm..yep works
Dual/Raided 256gb mSATA (plextor px-256m5m) SSD stripedworks

SNX -- Checkpoint's SSL VPN Extender

Same drill as in f19; here is how I did it : 

#download & Install Sun JDK 1.7_45
su - root
cd ${HOME}/.mozilla/plugins
ln -s ${JAVA_HOME}/jre/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so
#download snx_install.sh  (you should be able to get it from your vpn login webpage under "settings")
su - root
setsebool -P unconfined_mozilla_plugin_transition 0
sh snx_install.sh
yum install /lib/ld-linux.so.2 libX11.so.6 libpam.so.0 libstdc++.so.5
#(re)start firefox

For whatever reason, I haven't been about to get chrome to work; it seems to have trouble with the applet. 


Mutter Issues (related to java/swing?)

Along the way while getting snx to work, gnome-shell crashed. This did this several times.   Looks like there are some issues in gnome-shell and/or mutter.   Here is a list of bugs and links that maybe related to this issue:

su - root
yum downgrade mutter

Update (1/10/2014):  recent mutter (mutter-3.10.2-6) updates seemed to have addressed this.

Suspend/Resume

So this wasn't working out the box.    I followed the trouble shooting directions on this page https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_kernel_problems?rd=KernelCommonProblems#Suspend.2FResume_failure and found that suspend (rather than resume) wasn't working.  Further the nouveau driver was failing to suspend.  Then it hit me, "why is nouveau loaded when all I really need is the intel stuff?" and "my fan is running more than it used too, why?".  Not wanting to burn too much more time on this, I figured that installing bumblebee should fix it.   So I just followed the bumblebee/f20 directions here:  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bumblebee. I think the key ingredient about bumblebee and suspend/resume is bbswitch which is responsible for turning on and off the nvidia stuff when needed/not-needed.    After installing bumblebee and a reboot; suspend resume works again.



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