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Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Installation
on 

ASUS A8M-4P032C
Note: this guide is no more than a tweak/update of the one in this page: http://www.webalice.it/samuelefanetti/asus_en.html
many thanks to Samuele Fanetti! :-)

Hardware details:

                
                Processor      Mobile AMD Sempron 3500+
                
                RAM     1 GB (512x2) DDR2 667MHz
                
                Hard Disk Drive 120GB S-ATA 5.400 RPM
                
                Optical unit    DVD Super Multi DL
                
                LCD Display  TFT 14.1 WXGA
                
                VideoCard    nVidia GeForce Go6100 256 MB TurboCache
                
                Resolution  max 1.280 x 800
                
                Video out    VGA per monitor esterno; TV out
                
                Audio Card    integrated
                
                Modem   56K
                
                LAN     Wired LAN 10/100 Mbps; Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g
                
                USB       5 USB 2.0
                
                Slot PC Card    1 express Card
                
                 IEEE1394a  1
                
                Battery        Li ion
                
                Keyboard        Italian
                
                Pointing       Touchpad
                
                Dimension LxAxP        335 x 34.8-37.3 x 245 mm
                
                Webcam 0.3 MP
                
                Card Reader SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO
                
                Weight    2.39 Kg

                
            >> CD installation works fine 



Tested Hardware


                        ok = works fine, as is

                         fixing required = works after fixing



        Video


                correct resolution                     		 ok

                correct refresh rate                              ok

                direct rendering                         		 ok


        Power Management 

                battery detection                                    ok

                Hibernation                                          ok

                sleep                                                ok

                dim monitor on battery                          ok

                blank monitor on inactivity                    ok

                Lid Close                                               ok

                cpu frequency scaling                            ok


        Sound

                sounds                                             fixing required

                Kmix Volume switch                        ok

                Headphone jack                                 ok
  
                mic jack                                             ok

                Internal Mic                                      ok


        Networking

                wired                                            ok

                wireless                                    	ok
                modem                                            never tried
                

        Touchpad and mouse                                        

                Touchpad                                         fixing required
                                
                usb mouse                                        ok


        Other hardware

                CD/DVD drive                                  ok
        
                Card reader                                   ok (SD)
        
                webcam                                        fixing required


        

        Fixing:

      Videocard

	Now the nVidia videocard works thanks to HAL. Follow the simple instructions here: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/nvidia

        Sound

        System starts absolutely mute... 
        option 1) Turn on your ipod and play some power metal. 
        option 2) Fix the problem in this way:

        Edit  /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base  file:


        $ sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base


        Add the following line to the end of file:


        options snd-hda-intel model=3stack


        Sound works fine after reboot.



        Touchpad

        For special touchpad functions you must install 
        "Synaptics Touchpad" drivers for X.Org server;. 
        
        Tipe in a shell:
        
        $ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 


        
        then (after xorg.conf file backup!!!!) edit  /etc/X11/xorg.conf 		file
     
        $ sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf


        After the following line: 
 
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer" 
        
        add:     
        
        InputDevice    "Synaptics Touchpad"

        
        Then, after  "Input device" section (for mouse) add 
        
        Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option          "HorizScrollDelta"      "0"
        Option          "SHMConfig"             "on"
        EndSection
        
        
        Save the file and reboot  X server (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace). 
        Now Touchpad will be ok.




        Wireless Networking

		For Ubuntu version until 8.10 the MadWifi package was necessary, now 	works out of the box!


        Built-in Webcam

       Install the drivers with Synaptic:
System->Administration-> Synaptic package manager
search, check and install packages gspca-modules-2.6.20-16-generic and gspca-source


        
        You can use programs like cheese for webcam.
        
        If pictures looks innatural, add the following line:
        
        options gspca force_rgb=1 
        
        to the end of configuration file /etc/modprobe.d/options ; then 	load modules by:
        
        $ sudo modprobe gspca 

ATTENTION: the webcam will NOT work straight away with Skype 2.0 As a workaround, I installed the Medibuntu Static skype package, and create a launch button with skype with the command: bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype' Be aware, this is a shaky solution, so good luck!



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