Installing 
Debian etch 4.0 
on  

ASUS A8M-4P032C
        
   
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Hardware details: Processor Mobile AMD Sempron 3500+ RAM 1 GB (512x2) DDR2 667MHz Hard Disk Drive 120GB S-ATA 5.400 RPM Optical unit DVD Super Multi DL LCD Display TFT 14.1 WXGA VideoCard nVidia GeForce Go6100 256 MB TurboCache Resolution max 1.280 x 800 Video out VGA per monitor esterno; TV out Audio Card integrated Modem 56K LAN Wired LAN 10/100 Mbps; Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g USB 5 USB 2.0 Slot PC Card 1 express Card IEEE1394a 1 Battery Li ion Keyboard Italian Pointing Touchpad Dimension LxAxP 335 x 34.8-37.3 x 245 mm Webcam 0.3 MP Card Reader SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO Weight 2.39 Kg Installation performed by netinst i386 CD. .iso image is free downloadable from www.debian.org Tested Hardware ok = works fine, as is fixing required = works after fixing Video correct resolution fixing required correct refresh rate ok direct rendering fixing required Power Management battery detection ok Hibernation ok sleep ok dim monitor on battery ok blank monitor on inactivity ok Lid Close ok cpu frequency scaling ok Sound sounds fixing required Kmix Volume switch ok Headphone jack ok mic jack ok Internal Mic ok Networking wired ok wireless fixing required modem no Touchpad and mouse Touchpad fixing required usb mouse ok Other hardware CD/DVD drive ok Card reader ok (SD) webcam not tested Fixing: Videocard Official Nvidia Drivers installation It works fine Download driver installer (.run format) from here Install all you need to compile the driver # apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) xserver-xorg-dev Go to a real sheel by holding Ctrl+Alt+F1 Login and stop X.org by: # /etc/init.d/gdm stop (change gdm in kdm for KDE) Move to download folder, become root and execute .run file: # sh NVIDIA-Linux* Follow on-video instruction. After installation restart X.org Sound System starts absolutely mute... option 1) Turn on your ipod and play some power metal. option 2) Fix the problem in this way: Edit file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base : # gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base Add the following line to the end of file: options snd-hda-intel model=3stack Sound works fine after reboot. Touchpad For special touchpad functions you must install "Synaptics Touchpad" drivers for X.Org server;. Tipe in a shell: # apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics then (after xorg.conf file backup!!!!) edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf # gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf After the following line: InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" add: InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad" Then, after "Input device" section (for mouse) add Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad" Driver "synaptics" Option "SendCoreEvents" "true" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "Protocol" "auto-dev" Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0" Option "SHMConfig" "on" EndSection Save the file and reboot X server (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace). Now Touchpad will be ok. Wireless Networking Madwifi driver installation for wireless network card AETHEROS AR5BXB61 Download updated source file .tar.bz2 from: qui Estract files in a directory $ tar xjvf madwifi* Open a shell a nd move in just-created-directory and remove old driver by tipe from root: # cd scripts # ./madwifi-unload.bash # ./find-madwifi-modules.sh $(uname -r) # cd .. To compile the sources, type (from user) $ make Install compiled drivers (from root!) # make install To load the driver module, type # modprobe ath_pci To bring up the wireless interface, type: # ifconfig ath0 up To bring up the scanning module: # modprobe wlan_scan_sta If it's all ok, you can scan for accespoint typing: $ iwlist ath0 scan (original article: http://madwifi.org/wiki/UserDocs/FirstTimeHowTo) Near-minimal compilation of 2.6.18 kernel 3 days to write this @#*#*&@! of config file!! download .config You can found a good manual here I guess anyone help me to improve the .config file!!! This kernel didn't need the initrd to boot and kernel image is 34,0 MB vs 48,4 MB of included in distribution (it's 70%!! and improved for this laptop and processor) If you want to help me my e-mai is: samuelefanetti (at) yahoo (dot) it where (at) = @ (dot) = . Ringraziamenti: Grazie a Linus Torvalds per avere scritto Linux e per averlo reso libero, grazie a kernel.org per la diffusione del kernel, grazie a tutti coloro che hanno scritto i driver che ho utilizzato per far funzionare questo portatile, grazie a Nvidia per il rilascio di driver per Linux/Solaris/FreeBsd, grazie agli staff di Debianizzati e Ubuntu per le dritte. Grazie a chi fa sì che quanto ho scritto possa essere pubblico. Made with Bluefish HTML editor.