AsusA7Db

Current Testing Phase

  • Current Release: Ubuntu Edgy Eft Stable Release
  • Testing Date: December 28, 2006

Current Issues

Installation procedure: Screen goes blank even if computer is started in safe graphics mode (xforcevesa kernel switch). xorg.conf has to be edited (either to vesa or with the correct options to the device section) and xserver restarted. If vesa driver is selected then after installation is completed xorg.conf has to be edited with the correct options or fglrx has to be installed, otherwise graphics are extremly slow. My relevant xorg.conf portion (for dual head) is posted in the notes section.

Hardware details

in Breezy?

in Dapper?

in Edgy (Stable)?

Installation works?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper?

in Edgy (Stable)?

Screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Yes

Yes

Yes (after correction of xorg.conf or fglrx installation)

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

Yes

Yes

Yes (after correction of xorg.conf or fglrx installation)

External monitor works?

Untested

Yes

Yes

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Yes

Yes

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Yes (after editing xorg.conf)

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hibernates?

Untested

Yes

Yes

Sleep

Untested

Yes

Yes

Dim monitor on battery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Blank monitor on inactivity

Yes

Yes

Yes

Off monitor on lid close

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cpu frequency scaling

Untested

Yes

Yes

Sound

Sound works?

No

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

No

Yes

Yes

Headphone jack

No

Yes

Yes

Mic jack

No

Yes

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wireless NIC

Untested

Yes

Yes (ndiswrapper)

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

No

Untested

Infrared

Untested

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Untested

Yes

Yes

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = Click-Lock

Yes

Yes

Yes (After reconfiguration of xserver-xorg)

Touchpad - Scroll Vertical

Yes

Yes

Yes (After reconfiguration of xserver-xorg)

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

Yes

External mouse - PS/2

Untested

Yes

Yes

Additional Hardware

CD/DVD drive

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

Untested

Untested

Untested

Card reader(s)

Untested

Untested

Untested

TV Tuner

No

No

No

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper?

in Edgy (Stable)?

+ F1

Sleep

Untested

Yes

Yes

+ F2

Wireless On/Off

Untested

No

No

+ F5

LCD Brightness Down

Untested

Yes

Yes

+ F6

LCD Brightness Up

Untested

Yes

Yes

+ F7

LCD On/Off

Untested

Yes

Yes

+ F8

Tonggle External Monitor

Untested

No

No

+ F10

Mute

Untested

Yes

Yes

+ F11

Volume -

Untested

Yes

Yes

+ F12

Volume +

Untested

Yes

Yes

+ Ins

Num Lock

Untested

Yes

Yes

+ Del

Scroll Lock

Untested

No

No

+ .

Numpad .

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ M

Numpad 0

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ J

Numpad 1

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ K

Numpad 2

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ L

Numpad 3

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ U

Numpad 4

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ I

Numpad 5

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ O

Numpad 6

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ 7

Numpad 7

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ 8

Numpad 8

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ 9

Numpad 8

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ ;

Numpad +

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ P

Numpad -

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ 0

Numpad *

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ /

Numpad /

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

+ Return

Numpad Enter

Untested

Yes

Yes (Only if numlock on)

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper?

in Edgy (Stable)?

Power4Gear

Switch Power Managment Profiles

Untested

No

No, but it locks screen

Mail

Launch email client

Untested

Yes

Yes

Browser

Launch Web Browser

Untested

Yes

Yes

Mouse

Tonggle Touchpad On/Off

Untested

No

No

CD

Starts Media Player

Untested

No

No, but it ejects the CD

Notes

xorg.conf configuration

Section "ServerLayout"

  • .. Identifier "Default Layout" Screen "Default Screen" Option "AIGLX" "on" #Required for 3D accelaration
  • ..

EndSection

Section "Device"

  • Identifier "ATI Radeon X700" Driver "ati" BusID "PCI :1:0:0" #remove the space between PCI and : Option "BIOSHotKeys" "on" #This enables Fn+{f7,f8} combinations

    Option "MonitorLayout" "LVDS, NONE" #Change to "LVDS, CRT" if using dual head Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" #This is useful for AIGLX accelaration

#Options for dual head setup (two screens)

  • Option "CRT2Position" "LeftOf" #This controls the position of the second screen

    Option "EnablePageFlip" "on" #This will increase performance but not work correctly in some rare cases

    Option "MergedXinerama" "on" #In this mode you have a single shared framebuffer with two viewports looking into it

    Option "MergedNonRectangular" "on" #Keeps the smaller head from scrolling within the larger virtual desktop Option "MergedXineramaCRT2IsScreen0" "no" #Choose you primary screen

    Option "MetaModes" "1440x900-1280x1024 1024x768-1024x768 1024x768" #The resolution combination of the two screens. Note that each individual resolution has to be present in the Modes section of the Screen section.

EndSection

Section "Monitor"

  • Identifier "Laptop Monitor" Option "DPMS"

EndSection

Section "Screen"

  • Identifier "Default Screen" Device "ATI Radeon X700" Monitor "Laptop Monitor"

    DefaultDepth 24

    SubSection "Display"

    • Depth 24 Modes "1440x900" "1280x1024" "1024x768"

    EndSubSection

EndSection

Section "DRI"

  • Mode 0666

EndSection

Section "Extensions"

  • Option "Composite" "Enable"

EndSection

SergioZanchetta/Old/AsusA7Db (last edited 2010-02-26 16:46:34 by primes2h)