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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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