Thinkpad R50p ATI xserver hanging freeze sometimes Debian Lenny

Hardware: R50p with ATI Graphic 128MB
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M10 NT [FireGL Mobility T2] (rev 80)
System: Debian Lenny 5.0
Driver: fglrx

Solution:
– install cpufrequtils #sudo apt-get install cpufrequtils
– edit #nano /etc/initrd/cpufrequtils
– change line „ondemand“ to „performance“
– check System #dmesg
– System show „unstable clocksource“ last line
– edit #sudo nano /etc/boot/menu.lst
– add to Kernelparametes line
/vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-686 root=/dev/hda3 ro quiet vga=normal clocksource=acpi_pm
..reboot

This will run System on max. Speedstep and Videos does’nt hang X-Server.
Should help on other Thinkpads to with ATI Chip’s

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Videocall VoIP Webcam Chat

For using Video Chat over different continents you need
under Ubuntu 10.04 following steps:

– buy a older used good Webcam Logitech Fusion (UVC-Driver-Webcam)
– go to Skype Homepage install Skype Beta for 8.10 (working on 10.04 too)
– plugin Webcam
– install skype-deb paket #sudo apt-get install skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb
– login to skype if you have a account, if not register at skype for free

..have fun..out of the box Webcam Chat works out of the box!

(This was a big problem of older ubuntu/debian versions, cause i can’t
phone to other countries)

..now Windows is replaced for ever..

Thinkpad R50p ATI xserver hanging freeze sometimes Debian Lenny

Hardware: R50p with ATI Graphic 128MB
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M10 NT [FireGL Mobility T2] (rev 80)
System: Debian Lenny 5.0
Driver: fglrx

Solution:

  1. install cpufrequtils
    #sudo apt-get install cpufrequtils
  2. edit
     #nano /etc/initrd/cpufrequtils
  3. change line „ondemand“ to „performance“
  4. check System
    #dmesg
  5. System show „unstable clocksource“ last line
  6. edit
     #sudo nano /etc/boot/menu.lst
  7. add to Kernelparametes line /vmlinuz-2.6.26-2-686 root=/dev/hda3 ro quiet vga=normal clocksource=acpi_pm
  8. ..reboot

This will run System on max. Speedstep and Videos does’nt hang X-Server.
Should help on other Thinkpads to with ATI Chip’s

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Videocall VoIP Webcam Chat Skype

For using Video Chat over different continents you need
under Ubuntu 10.04 following steps:

  1. buy a older used good Webcam Logitech Fusion (UVC-Driver-Webcam)
  2. go to Skype Homepage install Skype Beta for 8.10 (working on 10.04 too)
  3. plugin Webcam
  4. install skype-deb paket #sudo apt-get install skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb
  5. login to skype if you have a account, if not register at skype for free

..have fun..out of the box Webcam Chat works out of the box!

(This was a big problem of older ubuntu/debian versions, cause i can’t
phone to other countries)