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Installing Debian 4.0 etch on Fujitsu-Siemens AmiloPro V3515

Last updated: 30.May 2007

General Hardware Specifications of Fjitsu-Siemens AmiloPro V3515

Hardware Components

Status under Linux

Notes

Prozessor Intel® Celeron® M 430 (1.73 GHz)

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

15,4” TFT WXGA / 1280 x 800 Pixel

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

Chrome9-HC, integrated in VIA VN896 Chipset

Works

Select VESA Xorg Driver 1280x800/24bit-colors 60Hz. VIA-driver not tested.

1024MB, DDR2-533 SDRAM

Works

No special procedure required during installation

60 GB S-ATA 150 (5400 U/Min)

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Touchpad

works

No special procedure required during installation

10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN (VIA VT6103L)

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Internal 56k Modem

Doesn't Work

No need to test it

DVD+/- RW Dual layer (+R) - Multiformat DVD Writer with Double Layer Support

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Wi-Fi :Atheros / Broadcom 802.11BG

Works

Driver-installation, see below

Li-Ion Battery, 6 cells, 10,6V, 4400mAh, 46,6Wh

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Conexant Audio Controller in VIA 8237A

Works

ALSA: Special procedure required: Edit file /etc/modprobe.d/sound



This laptop is operating with Debian 4 „etch“, Kernel version 2.6.18-4-686

Basic Installation of Debian etch:



Installation of Gnome Network-Manager-Applet

Editing the file /etc/network/interfaces to ensure that the NetworkManager works correct. Delete (or comment) all lines except the ones concerning "lo"


#gedit /etc/network/interfaces/


auto lo

iface lo inet loopback




Wifi:

MadWifi (http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/Distro/Debian/MadWifi). Here is an official madwifi package in the non-free section of the Debian archive. Add non-free section in your /etc/apt/sources.list file, that would allow you to use apt to get madwifi.


sources.list:

# Stable

deb ftp://ftp.au.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free

deb-src ftp://ftp.au.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free



Installation (with module-assistant): The preferred method of installing madwifi-modules uses the module-assistant (m-a) tool to automate all of the following steps: preparing the kernel source/headers, unpacking the module tarball, compiling, building a binary-modules debian package, installing and cleaning up.


$ su

# apt-get update

# apt-get install madwifi-source

# apt-get install madwifi-tools

# m-a prepare

# m-a a-i madwifi


See /usr/share/doc/madwifi-source/README.Debian for extra details. The module-assistant documentation may also be of value (man m-a).



Sound internal Loudspeakers (ALSA):

Standard-Configuration with Debian 4.0 Installer (Desktop, Notebook) and (if wanted) "configure-debian".

The "problem" is to find out the option for the installed card in the AmiloPro.

Edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/sound and add "model=3stack"


e.g.

options snd-hda-intel model=3stack


q.v. http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Baustelle/HDA (German)



Links:

http://mylinux.suzansworld.com

http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/Distro/Debian/MadWifi

http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Baustelle/HDA (German)



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