Installing debian on Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V2055

Current revision: 1.0

History:

23.10.06 - 1st release (revision 1.0)

General Hardware Specifications of Amilo Pro V2055:

Hardware Components
Status under Linux
Notes
Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU (410 @ 1.46GHz) Works No special procedure required during installation.
15.4" WXGA TFT Display Works Select Generic LCD Display in Installer
UniChrome Pro IGP Works Download (most suitable from SVN repository) most recent OpenChrome drivers

You'll need a patch in order to get it working properly.

You also want to compile and use via's own framebuffer driver you can get it from viaarena.com .. call it with the following options:

modprobe viafb mode="1024x768" LCD_ON=1 CRT_ON=0 lcd_panel_id=2 accel=0
256MB, DDR2-533Mhz Works No special procedure required during installation
40 GB SATAI Hard Drive Works No SATA driver's needed due to controller's IDE/SCSI-emulation compability mode
Modular Floppy Drive Doesnt Work It has none .. you'll have to buy an USB floppy drive :-)
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] Works modprobe via-rhine .. :-)
Internal 56k Modem Didnt try yet .. I simply dont need it.
CD/DVD Burner Dunno Only time I used it was for netinstallcd .. so it needs further testing
Broadcom BCM4318 (wlan 802.11 b/g) Works Tried the new bcm43xx but that didnt work .. so I have ndiswrapper a go and it worked.

Installed drivers: bcmwl5a
driver installed, hardware present

So you'll have to get bcmwl5a.inf
2200 AH Lithium-Ion Battery Works No special procedure required during installation
VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller Works

No special procedure required if using Kernel 2.6.x.

Headphones dont work

ALSA Sound drivers required for Kernel 2.4.x

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.18.1.

Basic Installation of debian:
Unresolved issues
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