Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V3205

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System Specifications

  • Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz
  • Intel 945GM Chipset
  • 1024 MB DDR2
  • 120GB SATA HDD
  • Intel GMA 950 graphics with shared memory
  • 12.1" WXGA - 1280x800
  • Intel 80281G High Definitio Audio soundcard
  • Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 4in1 card reader
  • IEEE1394 port
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports
  • Intel ProWireless 3945 wireless card
  • Intel Pro/100 VE ethernet controller
  • Bluetooth v2
  • DVI output
  • S-Video out


A hub error message is printed repeatedly:

hub 1-0:1.0: connect-debounce failed, port 6 disabled

A workaround is to disable the laptop's wi-fi device in BIOS.




  • install hwd and xf86-video-i810
  • create default xorg.conf:
hwd -x

  • rename the created file to xorg.conf:
cd /etc/X11
mv xorg.conf.hwd xorg.conf

  • edit the xorg.conf to contain this:
Section "Monitor"
         Identifier   "Monitor0"x
         Option          "DPMS"
         DisplaySize 390 246 # 84 DPI @ 1280x800
         Modeline "1280x800_60.00"  83.46  1280 1344 1480 1680  800 801 804 828  -HSync +Vsync

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "i810"
        VendorName  "Intel Corporation"
        BoardName   "Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller"
        BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
        VideoRam        131072 # This memory size is needed for Beryl to run. You can set it to whatever you want.
        Option          "DRI"           "true"
        Option          "XVideo"        "true"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
       Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth 24
        SubSection "Display"
                Virtual 1280 800
                Modes   "38"
                Depth     24

Section "DRI"
        Group        0666

  • restart X server


In order to get full 1280x800 resolution, you have to use the 915resolution.

  • install 915resolution using pacman
  • list all available modes:

915resolution 5c 1280 800
915resolution -l

Intel 800/900 Series VBIOS Hack : version 0.5.2

Chipset: 945GM
Mode Table Offset: $C0000 + $269
Mode Table Entries: 36

Mode 30 : 640x480, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 32 : 800x600, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 34 : 1024x768, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 38 : 1280x1024, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 3a : 1600x1200, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 3c : 1280x800, 8 bits/pixel
Mode 41 : 640x480, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 43 : 800x600, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 45 : 1024x768, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 49 : 1280x1024, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 4b : 1600x1200, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 4d : 1280x800, 16 bits/pixel
Mode 50 : 640x480, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 52 : 800x600, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 54 : 1024x768, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 58 : 1280x1024, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 5a : 1600x1200, 32 bits/pixel
Mode 5c : 1280x800, 32 bits/pixel

  • edit /etc/conf.d/915resolution:

# Enter the VBIOS mode to patch

# Enter the desired resolution
RESOLUTION="1280 800"

  • add 915resolution into /etc/rc.conf DAEMONS section
  • restart X server

At boot time

I was not able to get full 1280x800 resolution. But you can use 1024x768:

  • add vga=0x317 as a kernel parameter in /boot/grub/menu.lst

or 800x600:

  • add vga=788 as a kernel parameter in /boot/grub/menu.lst


  • Alsa loads module snd_hda_intel automatically.
  • Run alsaconf.
  • Add the @alsa into /etc/rc.conf DAEMONS section.

Wireless Network

  • install ipw3945 daemon and kernel module according this wiki article. Modify /etc/rc.conf

note: for kernel26 install ipw3945, for kernel26beyond install ipw3945-beyond, etc.


To disk (swap)

using the kernel26beyond:

  • install kernel26beyond, hibernate-script and userui:
  • edit /boot/grub/menu.lst to contain resume2=swap:/dev/sdXX:

# (0) Arch Linux
title  Arch Linux
root   (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26beyond root=/dev/sda6 resume2=swap:/dev/sda5 ro
initrd /boot/kernel26beyond.img

where /dev/sda5 is my swap device and /dev/sda6 is my root device.

  • edit /etc/hibernate/hibernate.conf:

TryMethod suspend2.conf
#TryMethod disk.conf
#TryMethod ram.conf

  • edit /etc/hibernate/suspend2.conf:

UseSuspend2 yes
Reboot no
EnableEscape yes
DefaultConsoleLevel 1
Compressor lzf
Encryptor none

SuspendDevice swap:/dev/sda5

PowerdownMethod 5

ProcSetting user_interface/program /usr/sbin/suspend2ui_text

FullSpeedCPU yes

Include common.conf

all other settings are commented.

  • edit /etc/hibernate/common.conf

Verbosity 0
LogFile /var/log/hibernate.log
LogVerbosity 1

Distribution arch (or debian/fedora/gentoo/mandrake/redhat/slackware/suse)

SaveClock restore-only

Runi915resolution yes

UnloadBlacklistedModules yes
LoadModules auto

SwitchToTextMode yes

--colour=Green --shadow 1 --pos bottom --align center --offset 50

all other settings are commented.

  • edit /etc/mkinitcpio.conf to contain:

HOOKS="base udev autodetect ide scsi sata resume filesystems"

  • run mkinitcpio:

mkinitcpio -p kernel26beyond

  • now you might be able to hibernate your system:


Suspend - kernel 2.6.37-ARCH

  • Frozen touchpad after wake can be fixed with kernel parameter atkbd.reset. Only tried with grub2. To add the parameter, you need to edit /boot/grub/grub.cfg

legacy_kernel '/vmlinuz26' '/vmlinuz26' 'root=/dev/sda5' 'resume=/dev/sda7' 'ro' 'atkbd.reset'

Power management

  • Install laptop-mode-tools and add laptop-mode to DAEMONS section of your /etc/rc.conf

  • Install powersaved and add powersaved to DAEMONS section of your /etc/rc.conf
    Add speedstep_centrino to CPUFREQD_MODULE section of your /etc/powersave/cpufreq

  • Install cpudyn and acpid, add cpudyn and acpid to DAEMONS section of your /etc/rc.conf
    Add speedstep_centrino, cpufreq_powersave, cpufreq_userspace and freq_table to MODULES section of your /etc/rc.conf

echo "ondemand" > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor
echo "ondemand" > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/cpufreq/scaling_governor

to /etc/rc.local.

Note: Use cpufreq-info to see if the frequency scaling works.


To setup windows keys (useful for fluxbox keybindings) as well as multimedia keys (accessed with Fn + the function keys) recognition in X, edit ~/.Xmodmap

keycode 115 = XF86ApplicationLeft 
add mod4 = XF86ApplicationLeft 
keycode 116 = XF86ApplicationRight
add mod4 = XF86ApplicationRight
keycode 117 = XF86MenuKB
keycode 162 = XF86AudioPlay
keycode 164 = XF86AudioStop
keycode 144 = XF86AudioPrev
keycode 153 = XF86AudioNext
keycode 223 = XF86Sleep
keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute
keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume

If you have amarok, configure the global shortcuts, setting the multimedia keys as "alternate".

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