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Packard Bell EasyNote TE11HC (15,6", Intel Celeron B830, 1,8GHz, 4GB, 500GB, Intel HD, DVD)

Laptop 15.6 Inch, Notebook, Packard Bell

Packard Bell EasyNote TE11HC (15,6", Intel Celeron B830, 1,8GHz, 4GB, 500GB, Intel HD, DVD)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Packard Bell notebook EasyNote TE11HC is fully supported by Linux and can even be bought with Linpus Linux preinstalled to save the costs for a Windows license.

Ethernet:

The included Gigabit Ethernet is supported by the kernel modul tg3:

tg3 0000:02:00.0: eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM57785) rev 57785100] (PCI Express) MAC address aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff
tg3 0000:02:00.0: eth0: attached PHY is 57765 (10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet) (WireSpeed[1], EEE[1])
tg3 0000:02:00.0: eth0: RXcsums[1] LinkChgREG[0] MIirq[0] ASF[0] TSOcap[1]
tg3 0000:02:00.0: eth0: dma_rwctrl[00000001] dma_mask[64-bit]

Drive:

A 24x DVDRAM drive and a 500GB harddisk is included and supported under Linux:

ata3: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300)
ata3.00: ATAPI: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT51N, 1.01, max UDMA/100
ata3.00: configured for UDMA/100
scsi 2:0:0:0: CD-ROM            HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT51N     1.01 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 976773168 512-byte logical blocks: (500 GB/465 GiB)
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 4096-byte physical blocks
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 3a 00 00
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer dvd-ram cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
cdrom: Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
sr 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0

Webcam:

The included webcam has the USB ID 04f2:b337

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b337 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd

and is recognized and supported by the uvcvideo kernel module:

usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=04f2, idProduct=b337
usb 1-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 1-1.3: Product: HD WebCam
usb 1-1.3: Manufacturer: HD WebCam
[...]
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device HD WebCam (04f2:b337)
input: HD WebCam as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.3/1-1.3:1.0/input/input13
usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
USB Video Class driver (1.1.1)

Bluetooth:

Bluetooth is supported:

Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast

WiFi:

The integrated WiFi chipset bases on the Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 and is automatically supported by the brcmsmac kernel module:

brcmsmac bcma0:0: mfg 4bf core 812 rev 24 class 0 irq 17
[...]
Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PMNLS ]

Display and Special Buttons:

The special buttons (Power Button, Sleep Button) are recognized and the automatic dimming of the display by closing the lid is suported:

input: Power Button as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A08:00/device:02/PNP0C0C:00/input/input1
ACPI: Power Button [PWRB]
input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A08:00/device:02/PNP0C0D:00/input/input2
ACPI: Lid Switch [LID0]
input: Sleep Button as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A08:00/device:02/PNP0C0E:00/input/input3
ACPI: Sleep Button [SLPB]
input: Power Button as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXPWRBN:00/input/input4
ACPI: Power Button [PWRF]

The brightness control needs to be activated on kernel level. One has to change the grub configuration file /boot/grub/grub.cfg and replace the following line

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

by

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor"

The following hardware is recognized by the kernel:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (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)
00:1d.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 7 Series Chipset Family 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 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
02:00.1 SD Host controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader (rev 10)
02:00.2 System peripheral: Broadcom Corporation Device 16be (rev 10)
02:00.3 System peripheral: Broadcom Corporation Device 16bf (rev 10)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b337 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (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)
00:1d.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 7 Series Chipset Family 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 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
02:00.1 SD Host controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader (rev 10)
02:00.2 System peripheral: Broadcom Corporation Device 16be (rev 10)
02:00.3 System peripheral: Broadcom Corporation Device 16bf (rev 10)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

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