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Debian on ASUS A3N

SUMMARY:A quick guide to set up Debian Sarge on an ASUS A3500N laptop using the basic installation.


Installing Debian on ASUS A3500N

Working Status

This table summarizes the working status of the laptop installation. More details are found below.

Feature
Status
Video/Audio Cards Works
ACPI (Hotkeys, Hibernate/Suspend to RAM) Works
Connectivity (Wireless/Ethernet) Works
Peripherals (USB/Touchpad/Video Out) Works
Extras (Bison Camera/IRDA) Not tested

Hardware Components
Status under Linux
Notes
Intel Pentium M Processor 1.60 GHz Works Use powersaved and acpid package for CPU frequency scaling.
15.0" XGA active matrix color TFT LCD Works Use x11-common package.
Embedded Intel 855GM VGA Card Works Use x11-common package.
AC 97 S/W audio with 3D Effect & Full Duplex Works
Use alsa-base package.
Use timidity package for MIDI.
Touchpad Works
4 x USB 2.0 ports Works Use udev package for automatic handling of plugged USB devices.
DVD Dual Optical Drive Works Use k3b package, an excellent graphical program to burn CD and DVDs.
Integrated V.90 AC 97 Fax/Modem Works Use hsfmodem (commercial) package from Linuxant to enable the modem.
Use wvdial or kppp packages for dialing.
10/100 Base T PCI LAN on board Works
Wireless Card IEEE 802.11g Works Use wpasupplicant package.
Hotkeys Works Add ec_burst=1 to the kernel options.
Built-in card reader Not tested
Bison Camera Not tested Drivers under development.
See here for more details.

About Debian

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System Configuration

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Setup Details

Hibernate/Suspend to RAM

Hotkeys

Modem

Wireless

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Technical List

lspci

0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
0000:00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
0000:01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
0000:01:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)
0000:01:05.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev ac)
0000:01:05.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev ac)
0000:01:05.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 04)

lsmod

Module Size Used by
isofs 32792 0
udf 73604 0
sd_mod 17136 2
usb_storage 64864 1
usbhid 32320 0
i915 17440 1
drm 64532 2 i915
cpufreq_ondemand 5820 1
cpufreq_userspace 4216 0
cpufreq_powersave 1632 0
speedstep_centrino 7060 1
freq_table 4164 1 speedstep_centrino
ipv6 221696 8
lp 10532 0
button 6448 0
ac 4676 0
battery 9412 0
nls_iso8859_1 3936 3
nls_cp437 5600 3
vfat 11584 3
fat 45948 1 vfat
nls_utf8 1920 1
ntfs 187984 1
sr_mod 16260 0
sbp2 21028 0
scsi_mod 125736 4 sd_mod,usb_storage,sr_mod,sbp2
pcmcia 35708 0
shpchp 39712 0
pci_hotplug 24756 1 shpchp
eth1394 18344 0
joydev 8864 0
evdev 8800 1
hsfmc97ich 67152 0
hsfserial 22180 1 hsfmc97ich
hsfengine 1316404 2 hsfmc97ich,hsfserial
hsfosspec 97768 4 hsfmc97ich,hsfserial,hsfengine
mousedev 10496 1
irtty_sir 7584 0
hsfsoar 85320 1 hsfmc97ich
snd_intel8x0 29596 1
snd_pcm_oss 45536 0
snd_mixer_oss 16448 2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_ac97_codec 82464 1 snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus 2048 1 snd_ac97_codec
sir_dev 16972 1 irtty_sir
ipw2200 96236 0
intel_agp 20796 1
snd_pcm 77576 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm_oss,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 21316 1 snd_pcm
snd 48420 6 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
irda 162300 2 irtty_sir,sir_dev
parport_pc 32036 1
parport 31624 2 lp,parport_pc
ieee80211 29064 1 ipw2200
ieee80211_crypt 5344 1 ieee80211
pcspkr 1668 0
psmouse 32356 0
serio_raw 6468 0
agpgart 31400 3 drm,intel_agp
soundcore 8928 2 snd
crc_ccitt 1952 1 irda
yenta_socket 24972 2
rsrc_nonstatic 11968 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 37872 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
rtc 11316 0
snd_page_alloc 9928 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
firmware_class 9696 2 pcmcia,ipw2200
reiserfs 224048 2
ide_cd 36484 0
cdrom 33280 2 sr_mod,ide_cd
ide_disk 15712 7
ohci1394 30164 0
ieee1394 88152 3 sbp2,eth1394,ohci1394
piix 8964 0 [permanent]
generic 4260 0 [permanent]
ide_core 112800 5 usb_storage,ide_cd,ide_disk,piix,generic
8139cp 19488 0
8139too 25088 0
mii 5056 2 8139cp,8139too
ehci_hcd 28904 0
uhci_hcd 28016 0
usbcore 113284 6 usb_storage,usbhid,hsfosspec,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
thermal 13416 0
processor 22912 2 speedstep_centrino,thermal
fan 4580 0

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To Do

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External Devices

The laptop is connected to the following fully working peripherals

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Links

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Linux On Laptops Edited with Amaya Last updated: May 2006



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