Installing Debian on the Asus F3Ka
Should work out of the box:
Chipset is an Atheros AR5007EG
The driver uses a newer version of the Wireless tools API, so you may want to install the newer wireless tools from testing,
there are backported versions available at the Backports Repo
- Copy the driver tarball to a dir, I used /usr/src/wireless-drivers
- cd to the dir with the tarball and tar -xzvf madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007.tar.gz
- cd into the madwifi dir and compile the driver
- make install
- Load the module with: modprobe ath_pci
If all went to plan, iwconfig should list your wireless interface as ath.
You can either use the X.org ati driver for 2D video or if you want/need 3D support you will need the propietary ATI drivers.
Quick and dirty install from the above Debian installation guide (all as root)
- apt-get install module-assistant build-essential fakeroot dh-make debconf bzip2
- Grab the driver from the above ATI support page
- run ./ati-driver-installer-x.xx.x-x86.x86_64.run --extract fglrx
- cd fglrx
- ./packages/Debian/ati-packager.sh --buildpkg etch
- cd ..
- dpkg -i fglrx-driver_8.42.3-1_amd64.deb fglrx-driver-dev_8.42.3-1_amd64.deb fglrx-kernel-src_8.42.3-1_amd64.deb fglrx-amdcccle_8.42.3-1_amd64.deb
- module-assistant prepare
- module-assistant update
- module-assistant a-i fglrx
- aticonfig --initial
At this point the module should have been installed, lsmod | grep fglrx will verify that. If it didn't install check the logs, a common error is having a module already using the framebuffer, make sure to disable any other video drivers, sometimes a reboot helps here.
- apt-get install alsa alsa-utils
- Choose the HDA module
Cpu Frequency Scaling
apt-get install powernowd
Should work out of the box, allthough I've had issues with resuming and the fglrx drivers
- Test with 'echo mem > /sys/power/state', (as root )should suspend to ram.
You can also install the gnome-power-manager to map the power button/lid close to what you want
- apt-get install gnome-power-manager
- Edit /etc/dbus-1/system.d/hal.conf
- At the bottom of the file you will see a block with SystemPowerManagement, change user= to your user so you can suspend/hibernate as a user
Make sure apcid isn't installed as it will steal the power button and lid events
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