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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
COMMERCIAL NAME

Sub-models (LIST OF MODEL REFERENCE NUMBER) options :
- Video card (Intel or ATI radeon or ATI FireGL) (adapt this list to actually match options available. Common features are listed below)
- Screen size (14", 15", or 15" wide)
- Wireless card
- Disk and Ram size, optical device
- Other options, like fingerprint reader, bluetooth...

Overall Status

Core Components

[ATTACH]

Boot Standard Kernel:

{OK}

LAN network card:

{OK}

Detect CD/DVD:

{OK}

Detect hard drives:

{OK}

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

[?]

Hibernation

{X}

Sleep / Suspend

{X}

Xorg

{OK}

- OpenGL

{OK}

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

[?]

Switch to External Screen

[?]

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

[-]

- Built-in (Touchpad)

{OK}

Modem

[-]

Wireless/Wifi

X-(

Keyboard's Hotkeys

{X}

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

{X} Have to skip network installation because stock kernel with 6.0.1 (2.6.32) does not support wifi card (rtl8192se). Need to use LAN.

Configuration

Display

To get advanced 3D volume rendering working, one need to use fglrx-glx version 1:11-6-3 at least (1:10-9-3 does not work in some cases).

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "ATI"
    Driver      "fglrx"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    DefaultDepth     24
EndSection

Audio

Output of aplay -l gives:

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC259 Analog [ALC259 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: Generic [HD-Audio Generic], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Getting the internal mic is very difficult. So far only skype works when selecting: HDA Intel, ALC259 Analog (hw:0,0)

One need to also add to alsa-base.conf

options snd-hda-intel model=auto
options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba

Power Management

You have to edit /etc/default/grub and set:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi=copy_dsdt"

See bug in linux kernel:

WiFi

Card is a:

07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8172] (rev 10)

One need a linux kernel 3.0.0 image to get it to work and the non-free package firmware-realtek

           *-network
                description: Wireless interface
                product: RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller
                vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:07:00.0
                logical name: wlan0
                version: 10
                serial: 1c:65:9d:ba:25:47
                width: 32 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8192se driverversion=3.0.0-1-amd64 firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.21 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
                resources: irq:17 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:d1100000-d1103fff

Keyboard's Hotkeys

Unlikely to ever get it working. There is a patch on internet, but it has never been accepted upstream.

One cannot insert the toshiba_acpi module on these systems.

ACPI

Also unlikely to getting fix, see:

Laptop's fan are continuously running. acpi output is pretty scarce:

$ acpi  -V
Battery 0: Unknown, 99%
Battery 0: design capacity 4500 mAh, last full capacity 4324 mAh = 96%
Adapter 0: on-line
Cooling 0: LCD 0 of 7
Cooling 1: Processor 0 of 3
Cooling 2: Processor 0 of 3
Cooling 3: Processor 0 of 3
Cooling 4: Processor 0 of 3


System Summary

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller [8086:0044] (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port [8086:0045] (rev 02)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller [8086:3b64] (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b3c] (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio [8086:3b56] (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3b42] (rev 05)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:3b44] (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b34] (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller [8086:3b09] (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:3b29] (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller [8086:3b30] (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Manhattan [Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series] [1002:68e0]
01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc Manhattan HDMI Audio [Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series] [1002:aa68]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8172] (rev 10)
ff:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers [8086:2c62] (rev 05)
ff:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder [8086:2d01] (rev 05)
ff:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 [8086:2d10] (rev 05)
ff:02.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 [8086:2d11] (rev 05)
ff:02.2 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved [8086:2d12] (rev 05)
ff:02.3 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved [8086:2d13] (rev 05)

lspnp

00:00 PNP0a08 (unknown)
00:01 PNP0200 AT DMA controller
00:02 PNP0103 High-Precision Event Timer
00:03 PNP0c04 Math coprocessor
00:04 PNP0c02 Motherboard resources
00:05 PNP0b00 AT real-time clock
00:06 PNP0303 IBM enhanced keyboard (101/102-key, PS/2 mouse support)
00:07 TOS0100 (unknown)
00:08 PNP0c02 Motherboard resources
00:09 PNP0a03 PCI bus

lsusb

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

Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0461:4d22 Primax Electronics, Ltd 
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 
      (Bus Powered)
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                0 
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 003: ID 04f2:b1d6 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  iProduct                1 
      (Bus Powered)
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                0 
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