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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 owners 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
ASUS Q534U

Sub-models (Q534UX) options :

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

X-(

- OpenGL

[?]

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

[?]

Switch to External Screen

[?]

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

[-]

- Built-in (Touchpad)

/!\

Modem

[-]

Wireless/Wifi

/!\

Keyboard's Hotkeys

{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

THERE IS NO RJ-45 INTERFACE TO THIS DEVICE If you can't get the wireless working during install (I couldn't), this will be a disconnected device.

This review is more of a stub to report the results of using the Debian official Live CD, and the unofficial (with firmware) on this device.

Configuration

Display

Both the official and unofficial Debian live USB distributions were able to configure the display. KDE selected some "normal" size fonts for the screen, but other window dimensions appear pixel-sized, so the fonts often over-flow their containers. For example, the task bar is rendered at 3mm high, and the application labels are also about 3mm.

KDE responds to touch-screen inputs, selecting text, and dragging windows.

Audio

Mouse

Touch pad found unresponsive, but a standard USB mouse plugged in works.

Power Management

WiFi

I did try:

dpkg -i firmware-iwlwifi_20161130-2~bpo8+1_all.deb

using Jessie backport found at https://packages.debian.org/jessie-backports/all/firmware-iwlwifi/download

I also tried

cp iwlwifi-8000-ucode-25.30.13.0/iwlwifi-8000C-13.ucode /lib/firmware
modprobe -r iwlwifi
modprobe iwlwifi

(using iwlwifi-8000-ucode-25.30.13.0.tgz downloaded from http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking/000005511.html)

It didn't report any errors, but it also did not provide a wlan0 interface.

/var/log/messages reports:

Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.732748] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.765130] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.19
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.765142] NET: Registered protocol family 31
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.765142] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.765148] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.765149] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.765154] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.801792] media: Linux media interface: v0.10
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.812700] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.812702] cfg80211:  DFS Master region: unset
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.812703] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp), (dfs_cac_time)
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.812705] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.812707] cfg80211:   (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz, 92000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.812708] cfg80211:   (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.812710] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.812712] cfg80211:   (5250000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 80000 KHz, 160000 KHz AUTO), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (0 s)
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.812713] cfg80211:   (5490000 KHz - 5730000 KHz @ 160000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (0 s)
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.812715] cfg80211:   (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 80000 KHz), (N/A, 2000 mBm), (N/A)
Feb 11 09:59:56 localhost kernel: [   20.812716] cfg80211:   (57240000 KHz - 63720000 KHz @ 2160000 KHz), (N/A, 0 mBm), (N/A)

and when removing and installing the module, writes this to /var/log/messages

Feb 11 10:02:59 localhost kernel: [  205.571423] Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux, in-tree:
Feb 11 10:02:59 localhost kernel: [  205.571426] Copyright(c) 2003- 2014 Intel Corporation

Modem


System Summary

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:5904] (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:5916] (rev 02)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:1903] (rev 02)
00:13.0 Non-VGA unclassified device [0000]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d35] (rev 21)
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d2f] (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d31] (rev 21)
00:15.0 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d60] (rev 21)
00:15.1 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d61] (rev 21)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d3a] (rev 21)
00:17.0 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d03] (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d10] (rev f1)
00:1c.6 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d16] (rev f1)
00:1d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d18] (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d58] (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller [0580]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d21] (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d71] (rev 21)
00:1f.4 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9d23] (rev 21)
01:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:139a] (rev a2)
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 8260 [8086:24f3] (rev 3a)

Resources

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.

Credits


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