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Installing Mandrake 10.1 on ASUS V6800V

Last updated: 04 May 2005

General Hardware Specifications of ASUS V6800V:

Hardware Components
Status under Linux
Notes
Centrino Processor, 2.13 GHz Works No special procedure required during installation.
15" SXGA+ Display Works Select Generic LCD Display in Installer
Dedicated ATI 64MB Video ( ATI Radeon M X600) Works Upgrade XOrg to 6.8.2 (Had to recompile)
1GB, DDRII, 2DIMMs Works No special procedure required during installation
80 GB, 5400rpm Hard Drive Works No special procedure required during installation
Integrated Gigabit Network Card Works No special procedure required during installation
Integrated IntelPRO Wireless Network Card Works Required upgrade of ipw2200 module and firmware
Integrated Bluetooth Works No special procedure required during installation
Internal 56k Modem Unknown Don't use dialup so haven't tested
4xDVD+/-Dual Format R/RW burner Works No special procedure required during installation
Stereo 4-way Surround Sound Works No special procedure required during installation
Synaptics TouchPad Works No special procedure required during installation
Firewire Controller Works I think Seems to be supported based on log output. I don't have any devices to test though
Ricoh MultiCard Reader Doesn't Work I gave up
Ricoh PCMCIA Works No special procedure required during installation
Battery Works Lasts between 2-3 hours

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.8.1-12mdk

Basic Installation of Mandrake 10.1:
Setting up additional features for Mandrake 10.1
Unresolved issues
Configuration Files
ACPI codes for hotkeys and events
This information was obtained by unloading the asus_acpi module, and running 'cat /proc/acpi/event' and pressing keys, closing the lid, and unplugging the power cable.
Contact Information
If anyone knows how to get the multicard reader working, or how to get suspend/hibernate working, please let me know.
I'm not interested in 'have you tried this', or 'have you tried that'. Only in 'this worked for me'.
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