The Debian Linux distribution is based on
the free software premise. It includes over 15490 packages of precompiled
software and gathers a huge community of volunteers and users that keep
it up-to-date. You can download Debian here.
A unique feature in Debian is that it evolves continuously over stable
releases. New stable releases of Debian are made available from time to
time, but users who already have Debian simply update their system using
the apt-get (console) or synaptic (graphical) tools.
The Debian is divided into three releases: stable, testing and
unstable. The stable version is primarily recommended for serious
production and working, since it contains throughly tested software,
although not the most recent for obvious reasons.The testing is an almost
stable version, with recent software that runs almost flawlessly.The
unstable is for developers and wild users who like to live on the edge of
In /etc/powersave/sleep add the
ehci_hcd and usbhid modules name to the
UNLOAD_MODULES_BEFORE_STANDBY options, right after the uhci_hcd entry.
In the same file, change
To change CPU, Suspend to Disk, Suspend to RAM, etc. settings simply
use the kpowersave utility.
If you need to be really sure that these settings apply, restart the
The following hotkeys work
LCD/CRT switch display
Other hotkeys are reported to work if configured with asus_acpi
module, already included in the kernel. For more details, see here and here or go to
/etc/powersave/sleep and read about the EVENT_OTHER option.
Install hsfmodem driver from
Linuxant to handle the modem's Conexant chip.
The snd_intel8x0m module is
overridden by the hsfmodem
Note: the hsfmodem is
commercial. The free version limits the bandwidth to 14.4k, while the
unlimited version costs 20U$ and allows for full speed.
To hear the dial sound, load the hsfdcp daemon by running /usr/sbin/hsfdcpd & as root before dialing. This is required only once per boot.
Use wvdial or kppp programs to connect to the
A good tool to diagnose the modem is found at LinModems, scanmodem.
Read the generated ModemData.txt file in Modem directory for a comprehensive and tutorial report on your modem.
Unencrypted connections works
out of the box. Try running ifconfig
connections, the ipw2200 module
should be loaded with the option hwcrypto=0 . To automatically load the
module with that option, add
options ipw2200 hwcrypto=0
to the file /etc/modutils/ipw2200 file. Run update-modules as root, and
restart the module (rmmod
ipw2200, modprobe ipw2200)
or, if needed, restart the system.
Use the wpasupplicant package.
Edit the /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/wpa_supplicant files according to your
When calling wpa_supplicant, use the generic Linux driver, not the ipw driver.
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