You can reach the BIOS via
<ESC> on startup lets you choose between
several boot devices (optical, removable, hard drive).
The BIOS was flashed with version 03LK(http://pvi.samsung.de/getDownloadFile.aspx?file=0BBA19FA-607B-45E2-B89A-5639CB8899AE). Unfortunately, you have to use Windows for flashing.
When the external optical drive is connected, the BIOS needs 5 more seconds to boot.
The machine is installed with Debian testing which was a rather painless procedure. Afterwards, a recent kernel 22.214.171.124 was installed.
X.org runs out of the box with the driver
There are some issues with the resolution, though. You have to uses something like 855resolution(http://perso.wanadoo.fr/apoirier) to get 1280x768, due to a problem with a full VESA BIOS table where you have to kick out a setting and replace it with the wanted resolution. Configure
XRESO=1280 and YRESO=768 to kick out 800x600. Beware, you cannot
use 800x600 on the console as well! See also
further discussions of the topic(http://www.leog.net/fujp_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5371).
The standard frambuffer driver
vesafb works just fine in
The touchpad works fine with the synaptics driver in X and standard PS/2 on the console via GPM.
Astonishingly, it does not work at all. There are no scancodes when
hitting Fn+F4 and no flashing (b0rked) symbols in the upper left corner,
as with other hotkeys. Also loading the module
ACPI does not help.
The LAN interface works with the driver
WLAN works with the driver
Sound works with Advanced Linux Sound Architecture - ALSA driver
Seems to work with
snd-intel8x0m and the package
ACPI with 126.96.36.199 shows a warning about "acpi_ec_space_handler: bit_width should be 8" and the battery status cannot be read properly. An upgrade of the ACPI code(http://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/lenb/acpi/patches/release/2.6.12/acpi-20050729-2.6.12.diff.bz2) solved the issues, no need to modify the DSDT.
speedstep-centrino should be chosen. With the
userspace and the package
the system scales up and down the frequencies quickly as needed.
Nope, the system freezes when waking up. Though this was not tested intensively.
SWSUSP2(http://www.suspend2.net) in version 188.8.131.52
was installed, with hibernate script 1.10.
The resume works, when the module
b44 is unloaded before
suspend, but unfortunately, the LAN's interrupt 5 is disabled on resume,
so you can reload the module but the LAN stays dead. There might be some
way to reenable interrupt 5, though.
Another issue is the X server's resolution. Since the graphics' BIOS is reset on restart of the machine, it does not know about the resolution 1280x768 and the X server crashes. To circumvent this, you have to add the execution of the service
855resolution to your
hibernate configuration _and_, because the X server is "restarted" on
resume in parallel to the system's services, have to switch the
resolution before suspend and after resume, e.g. with
For some reason, the hotkeys do not work after resume, although
xev still recognizes the key presses & symbols.
Nearly all the hotkeys are controlled by hardware, except for Fn+ESC
(S3) and Fn+F2 (S4) which do not generate scancodes and Fn+F6 (audio
mute), Fn+leftarrow (lower volume) and Fn+rightarrow (raise volume)
which can be configured with xmodmap and then with KHotkeys to control
the ALSA mixer.
A little script which executes
xmodmap ~/.xmodmap was put
into ~/.kde/Autostart/. The contents of
keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
Then you can configure KHotkeys to execute commands like "amixer set Master toggle" which recognizes the keys now.
The optical DVD-CD/RW combo poses no problems. The nice thing is that it is powered via Firewire, so no need for another power adaptor and cable to carry.
Instead of a CardBus (PC-Card, PCMCIA) slot, there is only a CF slot, so
beware: an adaptor CF->CardBus is easy to get, but CardBus->CF?
Apart from that it works fine: the device is handled by the driver
yenta_socket as almost every CardBus controller
Seems to be connected to the CardBus controller, because you can see a (null-)device when plugging in a card, but this is as far as it gets.
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller [..] 0000:00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Cont [..] 0000:00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Cont [..] 0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device ([..] 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 Cont [..] 0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Cont [..] 0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Cont [..] 0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01) 0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81) 0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01) 0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01) 0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01) 0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) [..] 0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller [..] 0000:02:03.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev ac) 0000:02:03.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev ac) 0000:02:03.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 04) 0000:02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02) 0000:02:07.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)