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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


Prozessor Intel® Celeron® M 430 (1.73 GHz)


No special procedure required during installation.

15,4” TFT WXGA / 1280 x 800 Pixel


No special procedure required during installation.

Chrome9-HC, integrated in VIA VN896 Chipset


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

1024MB, DDR2-533 SDRAM


No special procedure required during installation

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


No special procedure required during installation



No special procedure required during installation

10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN (VIA VT6103L)


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


No special procedure required during installation

Wi-Fi :Atheros / Broadcom 802.11BG


Driver-installation, see below

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


No special procedure required during installation

Conexant Audio Controller in VIA 8237A


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


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.


# Stable

deb stable main contrib non-free

deb-src 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"


options snd-hda-intel model=3stack

q.v. (German)

Links: (German)

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