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Fujitsu-Simens Amilo A1650

General Harware Status




Mobile AMD Sempron 3100+ 1.78GHz



15.4” WXGA Widescreen



ATI Mobility Radeon Xpress 200 (128MB)



Built-in 56K, V.92 international modem

Should Work

Haven’t tried.

Realtech 10/100 Mbps LAN



Wireless LAN module 802.11b/g1

Should Work

Should work with NDISWRAPPER
Haven’t tried.

My laptop is running on kubuntu 5.10 Kernel Version 2.6.12-10-i386.

First of all download the ubuntu or kubuntu 5.10 DVD ISO ( ||
( If i have understood this correcly so is it the same thing but ubunut comes with more desktopmanagers and kubuntu comes only with KDE )

Burn and boot your Amilo on the DVD.

As for boot parameters i used the following;
Boot: linux vga=791 noapic nolapic

If u can surf direcly with your computer just using a dhcp then skip past this section if not add the parameter ‘netcfg/disable_dhcp=true’ , this disable the auto config of ur network card and let u chose ip, gateway and DNS.

Since i have noticed that on some linux distros u get a ‘apic error’ and this aparantly is not supported in the Amilo A1650 hardware use the ‘noapic’ & ‘nolapic’ parameters aswell.

Then just follow the install guide, its totaly selfexplaining and u dont need to answer anything but keyboard settings, timezone and a useraccount ( Except if u disable the DHCP, wich makes u have to set up ur network too )

When ur linux dist is installed u might be lucky and your xserver works, if not log in, and set the root password.

user@kubuntu:~$ sudu passwd root
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:


Switch to root account by typing su followed by your root password, u dont need to do this although u can type ‘sudo’ before any root restricted commands.


user@kubuntu:~$ su

Next step is to configure ur Xserver with the configurator (or use my xorg.conf)


As root user:
root@kubuntu:~$ dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

And as normal user:
user@kubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

And here is my xorg.conf ( this should work if u got a machine like mine )


# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
# paths to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"

Section "Module"
Load "GLcore"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Xpress 200M (RS480)"
Driver "vesa"
BusID "PCI:1:5:0"
VideoRam 131072

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28-49
VertRefresh 43-72

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Xpress 200M (RS480)"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"


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