Progeny Componentized Linux Debian Distribution
There is also a WIP on this at
Intel i830 Video works out-of-the box.
Modem works the 'sl-modem-daemon'
debian package symlinks /dev/modem to the actual serial device.
Intel Sound device supported by Debian Drivers (ALSA, OSS)
When using the Gnome desktop with ESD the Alsa device will be locked and
other ALSA-based sound clients will not be able to use the Sound card. If
you wish to use ALSA-based sound clients like XMMS and have Gnome ESD event
sounds at the same time, you must make the following changes in
spawn_options=-terminate -nobeeps -as 2
I have available for download the corresponding
For using gstreamer-based applications (like totem-gstreamer),
set and test the best settings using the gstreamer-properties app.
The LS50a comes with a Synaptics PS/2 interfaced touchpad.
Detailed instructions for installing this are found on web.telia.com.
1. Check that mouse is enabled in the system BIOS (if
2. Check that the touchpad is correctly detected by the
If you are using a 2.6 linux kernel,
check the /proc/bus/input/devices
file. The touchpad must be identified
a "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
or an "AlpsPS/2 ALPS TouchPad". If it
is identified as a "PS/2 Generic
Mouse" or "PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad",
something is wrong. With Progeny Debian, it may be neccessary to move
loading the psmouse module from /etc/modules to somewhere like the bottom of
/etc/init.d/rc (i.e. add "modprobe psmouse").
3. Check that an external PS/2 mouse isn't causing
4. Check if some other program is using the /dev/psaux
5. Check that the evdev kernel driver is available
6. Check that the synaptics driver is
properly loaded by the X server
"xfree86-driver-synaptics" Debian package.
You may also find the optional
The kernel does support the DVD drive, however you must manually link:
ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd
..to create the dvd device that many apps require to run.
For playing region DVDs try totem-xine or mplayer w/ libcss support.
Download and build the
ipw2100 driver from
You also need
thee 0.55+ firmware release
I needed to link my source tree to the kernel
modules before 'make':
sudo ln -s /usr/src/kernel-source-2.6.8
Afterward I created a /etc/network/if-up.d/wireless file:
/sbin/iwconfig ethx essid "xxxxxx" key XXXXXXXXXX mode managed
/sbin/iwpriv ethx set_power 0
Shared Linux/XP vfat partition -
/dev/hda5 /data vfat user,umask=000,auto,rw 0 0
using the "shortname=mixed" option would cause Linux to save unreadable files on
add "apm=on acpi=off nolapic" to
kernel options, change to partition 9
add shpchp and pciehp to
modprobe swsusp2 or swsusp
try command apm -s
(is suspend, NOT S2D) and make sure that apmd is running
apm --suspend doesn't work within
apm --standby doesn' work at all
bdeck@ithaca04:/boot$ vim /var/log/hibernate.log
sudo vim /var/log/hibernate.log
bdeck@ithaca04:/boot$ man hibernate
Reformatting hibernate(8), please wait...
hibernate: WARNING: Filewriter location given, but kernel does
not have filewriter
hibernate: support. Ignoring.
Your kernel does not
appear to have ACPI sleep support.
The following is additional
information that was no longer needed when apm was used:
Keycodes can be
configured by first setting arbitrary string aliases to the code:
keycode 120 = F20
keycode 121 = F21
keycode 122 = F22
keycode 123 = F23
keycode 124 = F24
keycode 125 = F25
keycode 126 = F26
keycode 127 = F27
second, add useful functions to the keymap like:
string F20 ="ls
second, store the whole keymap file in /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwertz.
Don't forget to gzip this.
third, reconfigure console-data to leave
your keymap alone:
install your new keymap:
~/.Xmodmap file like this one:
keycode 129 = F22
so that X knows about the keys.