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Old 12-09-2005, 05:15 AM   #1
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Question Fujitsu-Simens Amilo A1650 Problems


First of i wanna say im reall fresh in linux i do however badly wanna learn!

I decided to run linux on my Notebook computer wich happens to be a Fujitsu-Simens Amilo A1650 (AMD Centrino).

I have tried both Debian and have now Slackware 10.2 installed on it i have one major problem that keeps repeating it self and none of all the times i have installed a linux OS on it i get mouse trouble.

Sooner or later the mouse just freezes in best case scenario (wich was on Debian) only the mouse freeezes and i can still use the keyb. This helped me reboot so i could avoid hard reboot.

Most of the times both mouse & keyb freezes up totaly both i have noticed that the os seams to work (screensavers and such will still run).

Anyone have any pointers/good ideas or maybe the answer ?
 
Old 12-09-2005, 11:12 AM   #2
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im reall fresh in linux
In that case your distro - better be - SUSE/Ubuntu/Fedora something that is much more easier to configure.

I would suggest you to try SUSE - has good hardware detection - and a GUI installer. In case things dont go well come back here or check if anyone has already installed linux in your or a similar model: http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/fujitsu.html
 
Old 12-09-2005, 06:58 PM   #3
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i have already browsed that site and the Amilo A1650 is not there, so that page wont help me ...
 
Old 12-10-2005, 02:20 PM   #4
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i have now installed kubuntu and after a hell to make the xserver (xorg) to actuall work and show a screen that was actuallu usefull everything seams to work, so far the mouse/keyb hasent frozen once ....
 
Old 12-11-2005, 04:54 AM   #5
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have already browsed that site and the Amilo A1650 is not there, so that page wont help me ...
Hope you can make an entry - wll be helpful for others in future.
 
Old 12-11-2005, 06:54 AM   #6
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actually i just downloaded the kubuntu dvd and installed.

my Xserver dident work i made some test to edit the config but with no luck and just right out of the blue it just worked i dunno what i did really but it works so now i dont dare do any changes to my xorg.conf.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 07:02 AM   #7
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ubuntu/kubunt Guide

Here comes a guide that i set up when i reinstalled my laptop ( i screwed up managed to remove about 130 packages by mistake lol ;p )

Fujitsu-Simens Amilo A1650
Mobile AMD Sempron 3100+ 1.78GHz
ATI Mobility Radeon Xpress 200

Linux Dist: kubuntu 5.10


First of all download the ubuntu or kubuntu 5.10 DVD ISO.
( If i have understood this correcly so is it the same thing but ubunut comes with more desktopmanagers and kubuntu comes only with KDE )

Burn and boot your Amilo on the DVD.

As for boot parameters i used the following;
Boot: linux vga=791 noapic nolapic

If u can surf direcly with your computer just using a dhcp then skip past this section if not add the parameter ‘netcfg/disable_dhcp=true’ , this disable the auto config of ur network card and let u chose ip, gateway and DNS.

Since i have noticed that on some linux distros u get a ‘apic error’ and this aparantly is not supported in the Amilo A1650 hardware use the ‘noapic’ & ‘nolapic’ parameters aswell.

Then just follow the install guide, its totaly selfexplaining and u dont need to answer anything but keyboard settings, timezone and a useraccount ( Except if u disable the DHCP, wich makes u have to set up ur network too )

When ur linux dist is installed u might be lucky and your xserver works, if not log in, and set the root password.

# sudo passwd root

Switch to root account by typing su followed by your root password, u dont need to do this although u can type ‘sudo’ before any root restricted commands.

Quote:
user@kubuntu:~$ su
Password:
root@kubuntu:/home/azazel#
Next step is to configure ur Xserver with the configurator (or use my xorg.conf)

Quote:
As root user:
root@kubuntu:~$ dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

And as normal user:
user@kubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
Password:
And here is my xorg.conf ( this should work if u got a machine like mine )
Quote:
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
# paths to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "GLcore"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Xpress 200M (RS480)"
Driver "vesa"
BusID "PCI:1:5:0"
VideoRam 131072
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28-49
VertRefresh 43-72
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Xpress 200M (RS480)"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection
 
Old 12-12-2005, 08:04 AM   #8
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You can write (if possible)

http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/entry.html
 
Old 12-12-2005, 08:12 AM   #9
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yeah i could but i need a webserver running (accessable from the outside) to do that feel free to copy my guide and post it on linux-on-laptops.com for me...
 
Old 12-12-2005, 03:23 PM   #10
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please consider sending the page to us, so we can host it on our website directly. We spend too much time chasing bad links, obsolete websites etc. We prefer to publish the pages directly on our website, if possible.
Anyways the choice is yours...
 
Old 12-12-2005, 10:32 PM   #11
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well in that case i will put it there too...
 
  


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