Linux on a Samsung X06

This document describes how I installed and configured OpenSuSe 10.0 on a Samsung X06 laptop.

Technical specifications

ComponentDetails
CPU Intel Celeron M 1.5 GHz
RAM 256 MB
Hard disk 40 GB
Display 14.1" 1024x768 XGA
Graphics controller Intel i915
Modem 56 Kbps V.92 ( Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03) )
Ethernet Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
Wireless LAN Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG (rev 05)
DVD drive TSST 8x DVD-ROM, 24x RW, 24x CD-R, 24x CD
Sound Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
Ports FireWire: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 08)
2x USB 2.0
PCMCIA
RJ45 (Ethernet)
TV-out
RJ11 (modem)
VGA
headphone
microphone
S/PDIF
card reader (Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter)

Installation

Installing OpenSuSE was without problems (I used the DVD made available recently). The installer proposed to shrink the Windows partition. Also partitions for Swap, Root and Home were proposed. I added some packages I'd like and the installation was carried out without any problems.

Summary

ComponentStatus
ACPIworking
DVDworking
Ethernetworking
wirelessworking
FireWirenot tested
graphicsworking ( 3D acceleration working to )
graphics, dual monitor modeworking
hard diskworking
modemworking ( slmodemd 2.9.11 )
PCMCIAnot tested
soundworking
TV-outnot tested
card readerworking ( recompile kernel, i use kernel 2.6.16-18-1-1 from OpenSuSe 10.1 and sdhci patch from http://mmc.drzeus.cx/wiki/Linux/Drivers/sdhci )
S/PDIFnot tested
USBworking

Details

Hotkeys

The following hotkeys work out of the box:

Fn-Up/Down
adjust LCD brightness
Fn-F4
toggle LCD/external monitor
Fn-F7
toggle S/PDIF
WLAN button
toggle WLAN

Any hotkeys

For work all keys i'm add the following lines to /etc/rc.d/boot.local:
	setkeycodes 74 130
	setkeycodes 75 131
	
and add the following to /etc/X11/XModmap:
	keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume
	keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
	keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute
	keycode 128 = XF86Mail
	keycode 134 = XF86Messenger
	keycode 135 = XF86Search
	

Suspend to RAM/DISK

Work out of the box

SPEEDSTEP

set into /etc/sysconfig/powersave/cpufreq: CPUFREQD_MODULE="p4-clockmod"

RESULT

I Like this laptop !!! :)

Last updated: $Date: 2006/07/23 16:26:44 $

Made by Okunev Igor. E-mail to:  igor(AT)prv.mts-nn.ru

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