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This is a guide to running Linux with the LG S1 laptop, model P333A. The S1 from LG is a highend notebook with some impressive features. Linux support on the S1 can be problematic because of the ethernet controller used.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
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|Processor||Intel Core Duo T2500 2Ghz|
|Optical Drive||Double Layer DVD+-RW|
|Graphics||256MB ATI Mobility Radeon x1600|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945ABG 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||3 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
The open source radeon module does not currently support the ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 in the S1. However support for the x1600 has been added in the latest version of the proprietary ATI module. You will need to install this proprietary module to get the display working correctly.
For the audio to work on the S1 you will need ALSA version 1.0.12rc1 or greater.
It is possible to get the ethernet port working on this laptop but it is not an easy job as it uses the et131x module which is not in the mainstream kernel. Please view this page for the modules and an installation guide. It involves patching and compiling so it can be a difficult for inexperienced users.
There are a number of issues with running Linux on the LG S1. It does take some Linux knowledge to fully resolve these properly.