This page describes troubleshooting and configuration specific to the Asus A6km laptop.
On this model, a known buggy BIOS problem results in a system hang when any USB device, such as a mouse, is attached at bootup. This can be fixed using a downgraded BIOS version (can be downloaded here). The installation described uses this 202 BIOS version and so far no problems have been encountered, even the power management modules behave properly.
See the Installation guide for installation instructions.
For wireless, can use the
lsmod command to check if the
b43 module is running):
# b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware /path_to_driver
the driver can be found here
The sound card [SiS AC'97] was detected on installation and the correct modules for audio loaded at bootup.
See ALSA for installation/configuration details.
See Touchpad Synaptics.
The webcam was detected on installation and the modules loaded at bootup.
Linux video capture interface: v2.00 stkwebcam: Syntek USB2.0 Camera is now controlling video device /dev/video0
The cheese webcam package worked well with the installed drivers. Cheese is installed withgroup.
Not tested so far
First make sure the device is enabled in the BIOS, then once booted up, start the daemon:
# /etc/rc.d/irda start
One way to test the device is to install theAUR utilities and run the command:
the output should look something like this when working:
13:13:59.173537 xid:cmd 851b3728 > ffffffff S=6 s=0 (14) 13:13:59.263432 xid:cmd 851b3728 > ffffffff S=6 s=1 (14) 13:13:59.353394 xid:cmd 851b3728 > ffffffff S=6 s=2 (14) 13:13:59.443431 xid:cmd 851b3728 > ffffffff S=6 s=3 (14) 13:13:59.533395 xid:cmd 851b3728 > ffffffff S=6 s=4 (14) 13:13:59.626729 xid:rsp 851b3728 < 26098ceb S=6 s=4 Sony Ericss hint=9124 [ PnP Modem IrCOMM IrOBEX ] (28) 13:13:59.633430 xid:cmd 851b3728 > ffffffff S=6 s=5 (14) 13:13:59.723433 xid:cmd 851b3728 > ffffffff S=6 s=* asus-archlinux-64 hint=0400 [ Computer ] (33)
The 'Sony Ericss' entry is a nearby (direct line of sight) mobile phone with infra-red enabled.
There should also be an irda0 entry when running the
ip a command as the root user.
Not tested so far
For cpu scaling, see CPU frequency scaling.
Suspend to RAM/Disk
For suspend-to-ram, follow the instructions in the Suspend to RAM page.