Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Se 1520

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Arch linux & Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Si 1520

This info may be helpful in addition to the Arch Linux Installation guide.

LAPTOP SPECS

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1800Mhz, 1024MB ram, 60Gb SATA HD, CD-RW/DVD-RW (QSI).
  • Video: Intel Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS/940GML
  • Touchpad: Synaptics Mouse
  • wifi: ipw3945
  • Audio: HDA Intel
  • Broadcom 440x 10/100 and Intel PRO/Wireless 2200GB.
  • 4 USB ports
  • Firewire
  • Bluetooth
  • 1 card slots.

ETHERNET

Works, perfectly

XORG CONFIGURATION

You will need following packages:

  • 915resolution
  • xf86-video-i810

Add 915resolution to /etc/rc.conf to DAEMONS and change /etc/conf.d/915resolution to:

 # Enter the VBIOS mode to patch
 MODE="5c"
 
 # Enter the desired resolution
 RESOLUTION="1280 800"

Part of my xorg.conf with explanations:

Section "Monitor"
	HorizSync    31.47-128.52
	VertRefresh  59.9-128.52
	Identifier   "LCDi"
	VendorName   "Fujitsu"
	#DisplaySize  260	165
	#ModeLine     "1280x800" 68.9 1280 1301 1333 1408 800 804 808 816
EndSection

I was not able to configure dual head. One way is to push FN + F3 button before X server starts, and then start it. HorizSync and VertRefresh is for my external monitor. But on resolution more that 1024x768 you can see a bug: two thin lines at left and right are swapped.

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "i810"
	VideoRam    131072
	Option	    "VBERestore" "true"
	Option      "DevicePresence" "true"
EndSection

VBERestore is needed when you close and open your laptop. Without this option you will need to switch terminal in order to have a picture on your screen.

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen_local"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "LCDi"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Virtual   1280 800
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1600x1200" "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Other resolution only for external monitor. You will be able to change them with xrandr.

SOUND

Works poorly in Linux. Alsa is able to determine driver, but SPDIF doesn't work and external microphone too. Luckily internal microphone (above LCD) works good, though you can't change its' volume or disable it in alsamixer.

TOUCHPAD

Install the synaptics driver with

    pacman -S synaptics

In xorg.conf

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Layout0"
	Screen         0 "Screen_local" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice    "TouchPad" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "ExtMouse" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "TouchPad"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Option	    "Protocol" "Auto"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0"
	Option	    "VertEdgeScroll" "true"
	Option	    "HorizEdgeScroll" "true"
	Option	    "SHMConfig" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "ExtMouse"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "Auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection

If you just change Driver to synaptics, external mouse will not work at all. This way you will have external mouse working and horizontal scrool on touch pad.

Also, I would recommend you to add following in ~/.xinitrc:

syndaemon -i 0.5 -d

It will disable touch pad, while you typing.

ACCESS TO DEVICES

Add user to groups (given you have created a user):

    gpasswd -a username video
    gpasswd -a username optical
    gpasswd -a username storage

WIRELESS LAN

Fortunately, we have Linux native driver ipw3945, just install it and use wifi-radar

USB

Works normally. Just recommend to use pmount or pmount-hal

ACPI

You will need to install powersave and add "powersaved" into /etc/rc.conf.

S-OUT

not tested

Bluetooth

not tested

HOTKEYS, SPECIAL BUTTONS

Alt+Function key commands work ok, but the special buttons on the left side of the keyboard don't work out of the box.

CARD SLOTS

not tested

External Links