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How to configure the Linux kernel for a Gateway GX7022E computer

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Gateway GX7022E Media Center Computer [1] Model: GX7022E

SpecificationsEdit

  • Processor:Intel® Pentium® D processor 830
  • Chipset: Intel 945G chipset with ICH7R
  • Memory: Installed: 2048 MB DDR2 533 MHz (PC4200) SDRAM
  • Video: NVIDIA 6200 64 MB TurboCache video card
  • TV Tuner Card: ATI Theater 550 Pro TV tuner card
  • Audio: Intel High Definition Audio subsystem: Sigmatel 9223 codec
  • Hard Drive: 320 GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA hard drive
  • Optical Drives
    • DVD +/- RW, 16X Multi-Format Double Layer drive
    • DVD-ROM drive
  • Media Reader: 8-in-1 Digital Media Manager
  • Modem: 56K ITU V.92 ready Fax/Modem
  • Network: Broadcom 5752 GbE PCIe controller with integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 [2]

Kernel ConfigurationEdit

Many of the settings below are enabled by default, but it never hurts to check.

ProcessorEdit

  • Location:
    Processor type and features --->
    [*] Symmetric multi-processing support
    Processor family (Generic-x86-64) --->
    (X) Generic-x86-64
    [*] Multi-core scheduler support

System ClockEdit

This is likely already enabled

  • Location:
    Device Drivers -->
    <*> Real Time Clock --->
    <*> PC-style 'CMOS'

Bus InterfacesEdit

PCIEdit

This is likely already enabled

  • Location:
    Bus options (PCI etc.) --->
    [*] PCI support

PCI ExpressEdit

  • Location:
    Bus options (PCI etc.) --->
    [*] PCI Express support

Parallel portEdit

Serial portEdit

This is likely already enabled

  • Location:
    Device Drivers --->
    Character devices --->
    Serial drivers --->
    <*> 8250/16550 and compatible serial support

FireWireEdit

  • Drivers: ieee1394 ohci1394, sbp2
  • Location:
    Device Drivers -->
    IEEE 1394 (FireWire) support --->
    <*> Stable FireWire stack
    <*> OHCI-1394 controllers
    <M> Storage devices (SBP-2 protocol)

I2CEdit

maybe for temp sensors

  • Location
    Device Drivers --->
    -*- I2C support --->


USBEdit

USB 1.1, 2.0, and host driver
  • Drivers: usbcore, ohci-hcd, ehci-hcd, uhci-hcd
  • Location:
    Device Drivers -->
    [*] USB support --->
    <*> Support for Host-side USB
    [*] USB device filesystem
    <*> EHCI HCD (USB 2.0) support
    <*> OHCI HCD support
    <*> UHCI HCD (most Intel and VIA) support

SATA/PATAEdit

  • Location:
    Device Drivers -->
    <*> Serial ATA (prod) and Parallel ATA (exp...
    [*] ATA ACPI Support
    <*> AHCI SATA support
    [*] ATA SFF support
    <*> Intel ESB, ICH, PIIX3, PIIX4 PATA/SATA support


Keyboard, mouseEdit

Human interface devices (HID)
  • Drivers: usbhid
  • Location:
    Device Drivers -->
    [*] HID Devices --->
    <*> USB Human Interface Device (full HID) support
PS/2 Mouse
  • Location:
    Device Drivers -->
    Input device support --->
    [*] Mice --->
    <*> PS/2 mouse

NetworkEdit

  • Broadcom 5752 GbE PCIe controller
  • Driver: tg3
    Broadcom Tigon3 based gigabit Ethernet cards
  • Location:
    Device Drivers --->
    [*] Network device support --->
    [*] Ethernet (1000 Mbit) --->
    <*> Broadcom Tigon3 support
  • Loopback device (needed for all network devices)
  • Location:
    Device Drivers --->
    [*] Block devices --->
    <*> Loopback device support

AudioEdit

  • Intel High Definition Audio subsystem: Sigmatel 9223 codec
  • Driver:
    Intel HD Audio
  • Location:
    Device Drivers --->
    Sound --->
    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture --->
    PCI devices --->
    <M> Intel HD Audio
    [*] Build IDT/Sigmatel HD-audio codec support
    [*] Enable generic HD-audio codec parser


If you have problems getting sound to work see: Alsa Matrix:Module-hda-intel

VideoEdit

NVIDIA 6200 64 MB TurboCache video cardEdit

Onboard video cardEdit

VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

Intel 82945G/GZ
  • Drivers: i915, drm, agpgart, intel_agp
  • Location:
    Device Drivers -->
    Graphics support --->
    <*> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) --->
    <*> Intel 440LX/BX/GX, I8xx and E7x05 chipset support
    <*> Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.....
    <M> Intel 830M, 845G, 852GM, 855GM, 865G
    <M> i915 driver

TV Tuner CardEdit

TV Tuner Card ATI Theater 550 Pro TV tuner card

CD/DVDEdit

This is likely already enabled

  • Location:
    Device Drivers --->
    <*> ATA/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support --->
    <*> Include IDE/ATAPI CDROM support

Media readerEdit

  • USB Mass Storage support
  • Driver: USB-storage
  • Location:
    Device Drivers
    [*] USB support --->
    <*> USB Mass Storage support

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