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I've tested the Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V2030 notebook a few days ago with Debian (Etch) I choosed Etch because previous kernel crashed (i.e. 2.6.8, Sarge).

WLAN: BroadCom Wireless

It is necessary to install linux-image-2.6.15-rc5-686, linux-headers-2.6.15-rc5-686 from experimental bcm43xx need some extentions which are new in Kernel 2.6.15. Download the wireless driver(http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/) (tested with 20051223), thanks to the project-team:


extract fwcutter and compile

tar xfj bcm43xx-fwcutter-XXXXXXXX.tar.bz2
cd bcm43xx-fwcutter-XXXXXXXX

download firmware and extract with fwcutter and install it (default: /lib/firmware)

wget http://openwrt.inf.fh-brs.de/~nbd/wl_apsta.o
./fwcutter wl_apsta.o
make installfw

extract ieee80211softmac, compile and install module

tar xfj ieee80211softmac-XXXXXXXX.tar.bz2
cd ieee80211softmac-XXXXXXXX
make install

extract bcm43xx, compile and install module

tar xfj bcm43xx-XXXXXXXX.tar.bz2
cd bcm43xx-XXXXXXXX
make install
depmod -a
modprobe bcm43xx
ifconfig eth2 up
ifconfig eth2 netmask
iwconfig eth2 essid any
iwconfig eth2

If this shows the right ESSID of the accesspoint, pinging the router should work :) I've tested this successfully with a Netgear (54Mbit), it doesn't work for me with a D-Link (11Mbit) I could saw the AP in both cases with "iwlist eth2 scanning" but couldn't connect to the D-Link AP, don't know why :( WEP and WPA only work if you use the "dscape" driver, in that case you have to manually patch the kernel (see bcm43xx-project-hompage for details).


VGA only works in VESA-Mode, Mode: 1024x768, Depth: 24, Driver: vesa (X.org 6.8.2), see X.org(http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/X11R7.0/doc/html/via.4.html) for more details.

Other Hardware

Ethernet: via-rhine

Sound: snd-via82xx

Modem: snd-via82xx-modem (not tested by me)

SATA: sata_via

For touchpad see the xfree86-driver-synaptics package.

I haven't tested the USB or Firewire Ports, sorry!

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This page is a courtesy for TuxMobil by Viktor Abrams.

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