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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
Samsung NC10 (model-id NP-NC10)

Sub-models
(NC10-14GBK) options :
- Keyboard - US English
- Battery - 6-cell

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

{OK}

Hibernation

[?]

Sleep / Suspend

{OK}

Xorg

{OK}

- OpenGL

{OK}

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

{OK}

Switch to External Screen

[?]

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

[-]

- Built-in (Touchpad)

{OK}

Modem

[-]

Webcam

{OK}

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

Note

Using a static custom kernel the wireless does not work with a 2.6.26 kernel and sound does not work with a 2.6.28 kernel, both work with a 2.6.32 kernel. Versions of alsa, mplayer and network-manager from squeeze are needed to work with this kernel.

Configuration

Display

Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27ae] (rev 03)

3d - tested with 'stellarium' - seems to work out of the box.

xrandr - seems to work out of the box too

Audio

Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)

Configured automatically, just worked. Speaker sound not brilliant, but usable. Headphone sound is fine, but initially plugging in headphones did not mute the speaker.

Some fine tuning to the volume may be required, too loud by default.

See note above about using a custom static kernel. The line:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="vga=ext snd-hda-intel.index=0 snd-hda-intel.model=samsung-nc10 snd-virmidi.index=1"

is needed in /etc/default/grub

Mouse

The touchpad is supported, very responsive. The righthand side allows vertical scrolling. This can get annoying at times.

Hotkeys

These don't all work out of the box.

?HotKey

Works?

What it does

Notes

Fn+<ESC>

Y

Suspend to RAM

you may need hotkey-setup installed.

Fn+F2

N

Show battery status

Fn+F3

N

Display Euro symbol

Mm. Useful.

Fn+F4

N

Switch video display between internal & external

Fn+F5

N

Toggle screen backlight

Fn+F6

N

Mute sound

Fn+F7

N

Launch email client

Fn+F8

N

Change CPU Speed

Fn+F9

N

Toggle Wireless

Fn+F10

Y

Turn touchpad on/off

Syslog complains about code e077

Fn+F11

Y

?NumLock

Fn+F12

N

?

The keycode is handled by thes system but nothing seems to happen.

Fn+?LeftArrow

N

Volume down

The keycode is handled by thes system but nothing seems to happen.

Fn+?RightArrow

N

Volume up

The keycode is handled by thes system but nothing seems to happen.

Fn+?UpArrow

N

Screen Brightness Up

Fn+?DownArrow

N

Screen Brightness Down

Power Management

Fn+<ESC> works - suspends to ram, and resumes.

Yet s2ram does not.

# s2ram -n
Machine unknown
This machine can be identified by:
    sys_vendor   = "SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD."
    sys_product  = "NC10                       "
    sys_version  = "Not Applicable"
    bios_version = "04CA.MP00.20081211.KTW"

Closing the lid turns off the screen backlight but does not obviously make the system sleep. The small power LED remains on.

CPU frequency scaling works, you can see the CPU changing state in 'powertop' if you do something intensive, like a lot of md5sums.

WiFi

02:00.0 0200: 168c:001c (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)

The device is recognized by the 2.6.26-2 kernel (driver ath5k-pci). I can set SSID and WEP key, but can't get it to associate with anything.

Modem

Webcam

Works out of the box - appears as /dev/video0, driven by the uvcvideo module.

You need a decent program to talk to it, though. Try luvcview.


System Summary

lspci

lspci -nn

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27ac] (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27ae] (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:27a6] (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 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 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter [168c:001c] (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11ab:4354] (rev 13)

lsusb

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

Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0ac8:c326 Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. 
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  iProduct                2 Namuga 1.3M Webcam
      (Bus Powered)
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  (Bus Powered)
Bus 005 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 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 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 002 Device 002: ID 0a5c:2101 Broadcom Corp. A-Link BlueUsbA2 Bluetooth
  bDeviceClass          224 Wireless
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Bluetooth
  iProduct                2 BCM92045NMD
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 001 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

Resources

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.

Credits