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DebianOn is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owner would know how get the best out of that hardware.

The purpose is not to duplicate the Debian Official Documentation, but to document how to install Debian on some specific hardware.

Models covered
Acer Iconia Tab W500

Sub-models (LIST OF MODEL REFERENCE NUMBER) options :
- Video card (ATI) (adapt this list to actually match options available. Common features are listed below)
- Screen size (10.1")
- Wireless card Atheros
- Disk and Ram size 32G/2G
- Other options: bluetooth...

Overall Status

Core Components

[ATTACH]

Boot Standard Kernel:

{OK}

LAN network card:

/!\

Detect CD/DVD:

[?]

Detect hard drives:

{OK}

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

[?]

Hibernation

[?]

Sleep / Suspend

[?]

Xorg

{OK}

- OpenGL

X-(

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

[?]

Switch to External Screen

[?]

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

{OK}

- Built-in (Touchpad)

{OK}

Modem

[-]

Wireless/Wifi

{OK}

Keyboard's Hotkeys

[?]

Sound

{i}

Legend :
{OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable
{i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a non-free driver and or firmware

Important Note

Getting the USB keyboard to work at boot: press windows + power to start.

F2 gets to BIOS, F12 gets boot prompt.

Booted from debian live USB to test, then installed from live USB.

During boot, volume acts as up/down (for grub, bios, etc) and windows button acts as select.

Xorg issue w/ console displays not shown. Fix unknown? Ensure openssh-server (or similar) is installed and you can get a network connection to the machine!

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Configuration

Display

AMD Radeon™ HD 6250 Graphics with 256 MB of dedicated system memory [br] Did this:

Then downloaded ati-driver-installer-11-5-x86.x86_64.run from AMD driver site and extracted the driver (needed the control file to remove unsupported hardware watermark).

Coppied tthe control file out into the /etc/ati directory (backing up the old one)

Then ran this:

This seems to generally work for 2D Xorg. 3D will require building the 3D proprietary driver...

Seems like maybe the touchscreen needs a better driver as often the mouse gets hung up?

Audio

Seems to have an HDMI and an Azalia driver. Not working in Squeeze's 2.6.32-5 kernel.

Install 2.6.38.2 (or better) from testing, create asound.conf:

The file (above) ensures that default sound goes to the internal speakers,as opposed to the HDMI out.

Generally, this seems to work, except for an IRQ collision. The collision seems to occur only on reboot (as opposed to cold start).

Mouse

Touchscreen probably needs an updated driver.

Power Management


System Summary

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device [1022:1510]
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Device [1002:9804]
00:01.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc Device [1002:1314]
00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device [1022:1513]
00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1002:4391]
00:12.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
00:12.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 42)
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383] (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller [1002:439d] (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384] (rev 40)
00:16.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
00:16.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 0 [1022:1700] (rev 43)
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 1 [1022:1701]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 2 [1022:1702]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 3 [1022:1703]
00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 4 [1022:1704]
00:18.5 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 6 [1022:1718]
00:18.6 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 5 [1022:1716]
00:18.7 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 7 [1022:1719]
01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)

lsusb

lsusb -v | grep -E '\<(Bus|iProduct|bDeviceClass|bDeviceProtocol)' 2>/dev/null

Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0cf3:e019 Atheros Communications, Inc. 
  bDeviceClass          224 Wireless
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Bluetooth
  iProduct                0 
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0eef:7302 D-WAV Scientific Co., Ltd 
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 
      (Bus Powered)
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 0b95:772b ASIX Electronics Corp. 
  bDeviceClass          255 Vendor Specific Class
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 
      (Bus Powered)
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0b95:7720 ASIX Electronics Corp. AX88772
  bDeviceClass          255 Vendor Specific Class
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 
      (Bus Powered)
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0c45:76f4 Microdia 
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 
      (Bus Powered)
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 058f:6254 Alcor Micro Corp. USB Hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                0 
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 064e:d20c Suyin Corp. 
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  iProduct                2 
      (Bus Powered)
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 064e:d20c Suyin Corp. 
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  iProduct                2 
      (Bus Powered)
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0138 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 
      (Bus Powered)
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 

USB Host controllers entries (without OHCI, UHCI, EHCI) are removed too.

Resources

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.

Credits