AsusA8Fm

  • Contact: Thesoothsayer
  • Brand: Asus
  • Make : A8F
  • Model: m
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Current Issues

Gutsy update: I've upgraded my Feisty Fawn to Gutsy Gibbon. The results here are not from a new install

The sound works but stops when volume in alsamixer is adjusted. A way to fix this is to add the following options when loading the snd-hda-intel module: options snd-hda-intel position_fix=1 model=3stack

Fn+F6 (decrease brightness key) does not return any ATKD value.

System Info

  • bios-version:A8FmAS.211
  • system-manufacturer:ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
  • system-product-name:A8Fm

  • system-version:1.0

Hardware details

in Edgy (current stable)?

in Feisty (current stable)?

in Gutsy (current stable)?

Installation works?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Edgy (current stable)?

in Feisty (current stable)?

in Gutsy (current stable)?

Screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

No. Can be fixed with with the 915resolution package.

Yes

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

Yes

Yes

Yes

External monitor works?

Untested

Untested

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hibernates?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sleep

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dim monitor on battery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Blank monitor on inactivity

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lid Close

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cpu frequency scaling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sound

Sound works?

Yes, but see issues above.

Yes, partially. Can be fixed fully, see above.

Yes, partially. Can be fixed fully, see above.

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hardware volume switch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Headphone jack

No

Yes

Yes

Mic jack

Yes, but see issues above.

Yes

Yes

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wireless NIC

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Infrared

Untested

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes, but need manual configuration

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - turned off while typing

No

Untested out of the box but possible to do it easily with a script.

Untested out of the box but possible to do it easily with a script.

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

Yes

External mouse - Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Untested

Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

None

None

None

CD/DVD drive

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

None

None

None

Parallel Ports

None

None

None

Card reader(s)

Untested

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Edgy (current stable)?

in Feisty (current stable)?

in Gutsy (current stable)?

+ Space

None

0000005c

No operation bound

No operation bound

No operation bound

+ Esc

None

None

Untested

Untested

None

+ F1

Sleep mode

00000080

Yes

Yes

Yes

The wireless Lan disappears after sleep. Fixed in Feisty

+ F2

WLan

0000005[ef]

No. Toggles LED but not the driver. Can be fixed

Yes. Reverse from previous problem. Driver is turned on or off but not the LED

Yes. Reverse from previous problem. Driver is turned on or off but not the LED

+ F3

None

00000050

No operation bound

No operation bound

No operation bound

+ F4

None

00000051

No operation bound

No operation bound

No operation bound

+ F5

Decrease brightness

0000002[0-e]

No

Yes. But crashes acpi module if BIOS is not updated to v211

Yes

+ F6

Increase brightness

None

No

No

No

+ F7

Turn off LCD backlight

0000003[34]

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ F8

Video out

00000061

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F9

None

0000006b

No operation bound

Turns on/off touch pad, although it is not supposed to.

Turns on/off touch pad, although it is not supposed to.

+ F10

Mute

00000032

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ F11

Decrease volume

00000031

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ F12

Increase volume

00000030

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ ArrowUp

None

None

Untested

Untested

None

+ ArrowDown

None

None

Untested

Untested

None

+ ArrowRight

None

None

Untested

Untested

None

+ ArrowLeft

None

None

Untested

Untested

None

+ PgUp

None

None

Untested

Untested

None

+ PgDown

None

None

Untested

Untested

None

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Edgy (current stable)?

in Feisty (current stable

in Gutsy (current stable

Running man

Changes power mode

0000005c

No

No

No

Bluetooth

Bluetooth on/off

None

No

No

No

WLAN Tower

WLAN on/off

0000005d

Yes

Yes. Same as Fn+F2

Yes. Same as Fn+F2

Splendid key

None

No

No

No

InstantOn

Brings up a media player regardless of whether laptop is on or off

None

No

No

No

Boots up laptop instead of bringing up a media player

Notes


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SergioZanchetta/Old/AsusA8Fm (last edited 2010-02-26 16:14:29 by primes2h)