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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
MSI Wind U160-412US
- Video card: Intel
- Screen size 10"
- Wireless card Realtek 3090
- Disk 250G
- Ram: 1G
- optical device: none
- Bluetooth, SD card reader, webcam. -~

Overall Status

Core Components

[ATTACH]

Boot Standard Kernel:

[OK]

LAN network card:

[OK]

Detect CD/DVD:

[-]

Detect hard drives:

[OK]

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

[?]

Hibernation

[OK]

Sleep / Suspend

[OK]

Xorg

[OK]

- OpenGL

[OK]

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

[-]

Switch to External Screen

[-]

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

[-]

- Built-in (Touchpad)

[OK]

Modem

[-]

Wireless/Wifi

[X-]

Wireless/Bluetooth

[?]

Keyboard's Hotkeys

[OK]

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

I was quite surprised that everything worked right out of the box, once I got a full installation of debian testing (wheezy), along with wireless-tools and firmware-realtek. I had originally started with an installation that broke when my /usr space ran out, then did a minimal install. That way I could not get wireless working, but upon re-partitioning (I'm old-fashioned and prefer a bunch of separate partitions for /usr /var /tmp /usr/local, and /home) and started the intallation over, everything worked. Some things I have yet to test.

Configuration

Display

Intel N10

By the way, Xorg is getting smarter all the time. With Wheezy, there is no xorg.conf created by default. There is a directory /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ where you can put configuration snippets that you might need, but xorg seems to configure itself pretty much automatically. Kind of a brave new world for those of us used to endless fiddling with config files in order to get X running, but it does make life simpler. You can generate a config file, apparently, but it isn't necessary.

Audio

Intel N10/ICH 7 rev 02. Once I installed alsa (no firmware needed) it worked. Quality is as expected on a netbook, but it does work.

Mouse

The touchpad works, but is not a great design. I much prefer a usb mouse; I plugged in a logitech M305 wireless mouse, and it works perfectly. I then turn off the touchpad.

Power Management

Suspend to RAM works fine. I left it alone unplugged and after a while it went into hibernation. My previous netbook (eee 701) did not hibernate at all, so I expected the same here. But it worked perfectly.

WiFi

Once I installed wireless-tools and firmweare-realtek it works fine. I have a little trouble configuring networkmanager to handle my office system, but that is not an issue with the installation. Home wifi works flawlessly. It finds the network on its own each time I wake it up. By the way, I did use a wired link for installation; I did not even test the wifi connection with the installation media (netinstall using a usb drive).

Modem

No modem.


System Summary

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge [8086:a010]
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a011]
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:a012]
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller [8086:27bc] (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller [8086:27c1] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe [1814:3090

lsusb

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

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 EHCI Host Controller
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 UHCI Host Controller
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 UHCI Host Controller
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 UHCI Host Controller
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 UHCI Host Controller
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c526 Logitech, Inc. Nano Receiver
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 USB Receiver
      (Bus Powered)
  (Bus Powered)

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

Resources

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.

Credits



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