Installation of GNU/Linux on Benq Joybook A32
Versione Italiana


Distribution: Debian 3.1 (Sarge)
Desktop Manager: GNOME

Not Working:
Not tested (but recognised):

If someone has better results, please, let me know (matteo_at_matteolucarelli_dot_net)

lspci output:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Host Bridge (rev 02)
0000:00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corp. 855GM/GME GMCH Memory I/O Control Registers (rev 02)
0000:00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corp. 855GM/GME GMCH Configuration Process Registers (rev 02)
0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
0000:00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corp. 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB 2.0 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 83)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DBM LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DBM (ICH4) Ultra ATA Storage Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
0000:00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
0000:01:01.0 Network controller: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)
0000:01:02.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
0000:01:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB710 Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
0000:01:04.1 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc CB710 Memory Card Reader Controller
0000:01:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 80)

NOTE: all the installation ( exept x.org and i855crt ) were made with Synaptic, APT frontend. For xorg you have to add a repository to the source list (see below)


Starting steps:

Monitor (1280x800 resolution was not supported by xfree):
wireless-lan:
DVD Writer:
Internal Modem (Smart Link):
CPU frequency control:
Driver Touchpad Synaptics

This driver enables touchpad functions like all-type clicks,drag and drop, scrollbar rapid access, etc. More info here
The repository "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary main restricted universe multiverse" (!!!) was useful to install xorg-driver-synaptics.
To enable modify xorg.conf:
#add a module in "Module" section
Section "Module"
	# ...
	# ...
        Load    "synaptics"
EndSection

# add a new "InputDevice" section
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option          "LeftEdge"              "900"
        Option          "RightEdge"             "5500"
        Option          "TopEdge"               "800"
        Option          "BottomEdge"            "4800"
        Option          "FingerLow"             "25"
        Option          "FingerHigh"            "30"
        Option          "MaxTapTime"            "180"
        Option          "MaxTapMove"            "220"
        Option          "VertScrollDelta"       "500"
        Option          "MinSpeed"              "0.01"
        Option          "MaxSpeed"              "0.6"
        Option          "AccelFactor"           "0.0002"
        Option          "SHMConfig"             "on"
EndSection

# add a new InputDevice on "ServerLayout" section
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier      "Default Layout"
        Screen          "Default Screen"
        InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice     "Configured Mouse" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice     "touchpad" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection
flSynclient is a graphic panel to configure synaptics driver.

Useful add-on:
/etc/modules:
ide-cd
ide-disk
ide-generic
psmouse
sbp2
sr_mod
cpufreq-userspace
acpi

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