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GNU/Linux on Mitac 8060 notebook


This is my laptop a Mitac 8060.
This model is know as

  • Mitas Oscar
  • Gericom Hollywood
  • ... others names


CPU:Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 - M CPU 2.20GHz
LCD:15.2 inch. TFT 1280x854 16:9
Video:NVIDIA GeoForce 440 64Mb
LAN:Realtek 10/100
IEEE1394:Texas Instruments PCI4410 (1 port)
USB:VIA Technologies (22 ports)
Modem:56Kbps V.90/V.92 AC-Link internal modem
PCMCIA:Texas Instruments
AudioIntel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97
DVD-RWToshiba SD-RS6012 1x
Video outS-VHS & VGA
Parallel port1 port
IrDA1 port

Hardware output made by lshw

Hardware and Linux

Linux distribution used: Ubuntu - kernel 2.6.x (;if:)

VideoOKnvidiaIn order to use 3D extension, you use the NVIDIA driver.
This document explains how to install it on Ubuntu. For the tv/vga out I use yanc. On my system i run xorg configured with 1280x854 resolutuion, synaptic touchpad, external usb mouse, italian keyboard and tv/vga out in twinview mode. This is my configuration file Attach:xorg.conf Δ
ModemOKslamrThe modem is produced by Smart Link. The drivers for different distribution are available here
For installation on Ubuntu read this
PCMCIAOKyenta_socketTested with WIFI card with ndiswrapper driver
LANOK8139tooNo problems.
USBOKehci_hcd uhci_hcdTested with mouse, usbpen, phonecable, usb hard disks ...
IEEE1394OKohci1394Tested with a firewire hard disk
IrDAOK Used to transfer data from a old Palm-Pilot. No problems
DVD-RWOK Used with a lot of burning software (growisofs, nauitulus-cd-burner, k3b) without problems (1X speed)

lspci output

 0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge (rev 04)
 0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
 0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 42)
 0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801CAM ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
 0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801CAM IDE U100 (rev 02)
 0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM SMBus Controller (rev 02)
 0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
 0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
 0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 440 Go 64M] (rev a3)
 0000:02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
 0000:02:03.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
 0000:02:03.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI4410 FireWire Controller (rev 02)
 0000:02:05.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 50)
 0000:02:05.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 50)
 0000:02:05.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 51)