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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.

If you need help to get Debian running on your hardware, please have a look at our user support channels where you may find specific channels (mailing list, IRC channel) dedicated to certain types of hardware.

Models covered
COMMERCIAL NAME

Sub-models (LIST OF MODEL REFERENCE NUMBER) options :
- Video card (ATI radeon)
- Screen size: 11"
- Wireless card: RTL8191SE V2 or Intel wireless
- HDD: 160 GB baseline, upgrade to 250 GB; RAM 1 GB minimum to 4 GB from Lenovo, upgrade to 4 GB possible
- Standard USB webcam; bluetooth option

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

X-(

Keyboard's Hotkeys

[?]

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

none

Configuration

Display

ATI Mobility Radeon 3200. Under other distros, the default FOSS drivers cause freezes; NOT TESTED under Debian. VESA is functional and solid under Debian. Acceleration may work with the radeon driver or with Gallium3d; I installed fglrx and ran aticonfig --initial

Audio

Azalia audio. Not tested under Debian, but probably works (no tweaking needed under Lubuntu...)

Mouse

I used gpm, repeating in 'raw' mode; needs some configuration for scrolling

Power Management

WiFi

The "Thinkpad bgn" wireless option is an RTL8191SE V2 or RTL8172 wireless chip, unsupported by any in-kernel drivers (tested with wireless-testing, git from Dec. 19). It does function, after a manner, with Realtek's out-of-tree driver (r8192se_pci). This driver is GPL, but includes non-free binary firmware. (Refer to Positivo/Aureum4200 for the install process) Some tweaking is necessary to get beyond dhcp; loading with the hwwep=0 parameter (modprobe -r r8192se_pci; modprobe r8192se_pci hwwep=0) may help get WEP working. I found that it would associate only when I ran 'iwlist wlan0 scanning' after configuring the interface.

Modem


System Summary

lspci

lsusb

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

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

Resources

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.

Credits


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