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|| ECS || Desknote A530 || Yes || Internal Modem || Sound is supported but Hoary uses 2 drivers to support the sound card -- an OSS mixer device, and an ALSA driver for the same audio device (Ali 5451). || Hoary Hedgehog || Aug 13, 2005 || || ECS || Desknote A530 || Yes || Internal Modem || Sound is supported but Hoary uses 2 drivers to support the sound card -- an OSS mixer device, and an ALSA driver for the same audio device (Ali 5451). || Hoary Hedgehog (5.04) || Aug 13, 2005 ||
|| ECS || Desknote A530 || Yes (Assumed) || Internal Modem, WiFi || Boot takes a while waiting for hotplug to finish. Note: apt-get dist-upgrade from Hoary to Breezy || Breezy Badger (5.10 RC1) || Oct. 08, 2005 ||
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|| WiFi || Untested || The USB based internal WiFi interface is detected by Ubuntu out of the box. The feature is yet untested, and should be tested in varying conditions in the near future. || Aug. 13, 2005 ||
|| Touch Pad || Yes || Supports pad tap in place of clicks using the buttons. Directional keys for the Touch Pad cause different behaviours. || Aug. 13, 2005 ||
|| Transmeta Crusoe LongRun || Untested || Because the kernels installed by Ubuntu do not have built-in CPUID and MSR support, they have to be enabled and the longrun utility still has yet to be invoked on the commandline. The cpufreq-selector utility may also be used, but has not been known to support longrun-specific features. || Aug. 13, 2005 ||
|| WiFi || No || The USB based internal WiFi interface is not detected by Ubuntu out of the box. The WiFi device is a USB attached (internal) Prism2 based chipset, last known to work with the linux-wlan-ng drivers and userland tools, along with hotplug configuration (last known to work with Debian Sid). || Oct. 08, 2005 ||
|| Touch Pad || Yes || Supports pad tap in place of clicks using the buttons. Directional keys for the Touch Pad cause different behaviours. -- See SynapticsTouchpadHowto.|| Aug. 13, 2005 ||
|| Transmeta (tm) Crusoe (tm) LongRun || Yes || See LongRunHowTo for more information. || Aug. 13, 2005 ||
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|| Internal Modem || No || To be able to use the internal modem, smlink drivers from http://www.smlink.com/ have to be downloaded, compiled, and installed to use the internal modem. -- See WinModem. || Aug. 13, 2005 || || Internal Modem || No || To be able to use the internal modem, smlink drivers from http://www.smlink.com/ have to be downloaded, compiled, and installed to use the internal modem. -- See ["WinModemM5457"]. || Aug. 13, 2005 ||
|| ACPI Hibernate || Yes || Works with Breezy, updated as of time of writing. || Oct. 08, 2005 ||
|| ACPI Suspend || Yes || Works with Hoary, have yet to be tested with Breezy. || Oct. 08, 2005 ||
|| ACPI Resume || No || Not triggered by usual keys (power button, Enter, other key combinations). Needs further investigation. || Oct. 08, 2005 ||
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* Page initially created by DeanMichaelCBerris detailing information regarding the Ubuntu installation on his ECS Desknote A530+. * Page initially created by ["DeanMichaelBerris"] detailing information regarding the Ubuntu installation on his ECS Desknote A530+.

CategoryLaptop

ECS has a line of laptops or "mobile desktops" with Intel Pentium or Tansmeta Crusoe based models. Currently, only the ECS Desknote A530+ has been tested with Ubuntu -- Summary of features and things that work below. Mostly all of the hardware in the system appear to have been detected upon install time and by the LiveCD -- this is true so far as Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog is concerned.

Summary

Make

Model

Install ?

Not works ?

Comments

Ubuntu Release

Date

ECS

Desknote A530

Yes

Internal Modem

Sound is supported but Hoary uses 2 drivers to support the sound card -- an OSS mixer device, and an ALSA driver for the same audio device (Ali 5451).

Hoary Hedgehog (5.04)

Aug 13, 2005

ECS

Desknote A530

Yes (Assumed)

Internal Modem, WiFi

Boot takes a while waiting for hotplug to finish. Note: apt-get dist-upgrade from Hoary to Breezy

Breezy Badger (5.10 RC1)

Oct. 08, 2005

ECS Desknote A530+

Feature

Works ?

Comments

Date

Ethernet Interface

Yes

The Realtek-based NIC is supported by the Ubuntu out of the box.

Aug. 13, 2005

WiFi

No

The USB based internal WiFi interface is not detected by Ubuntu out of the box. The WiFi device is a USB attached (internal) Prism2 based chipset, last known to work with the linux-wlan-ng drivers and userland tools, along with hotplug configuration (last known to work with Debian Sid).

Oct. 08, 2005

Touch Pad

Yes

Supports pad tap in place of clicks using the buttons. Directional keys for the Touch Pad cause different behaviours. -- See SynapticsTouchpadHowto.

Aug. 13, 2005

Transmeta (tm) Crusoe (tm) LongRun

Yes

See LongRunHowTo for more information.

Aug. 13, 2005

Display

Yes

Supported screen resolution of 1024x768 detected and enabled upon installation.

Aug. 13, 2005

Internal Modem

No

To be able to use the internal modem, smlink drivers from http://www.smlink.com/ have to be downloaded, compiled, and installed to use the internal modem. -- See ["WinModemM5457"].

Aug. 13, 2005

ACPI Hibernate

Yes

Works with Breezy, updated as of time of writing.

Oct. 08, 2005

ACPI Suspend

Yes

Works with Hoary, have yet to be tested with Breezy.

Oct. 08, 2005

ACPI Resume

No

Not triggered by usual keys (power button, Enter, other key combinations). Needs further investigation.

Oct. 08, 2005

Notes

* Page initially created by ["DeanMichaelBerris"] detailing information regarding the Ubuntu installation on his ECS Desknote A530+.

CategoryLaptop

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