Fujitsu/Siemens Amilo-D Laptop Setup with Linux Slackware 8.0 & Suse Linux 8.1

Laptop itself is a metallic blue-gray.
Buttons just below the built-in mouse pad.
LCD Display that is between keyboard and Color LCD screen itself. I bought the laptop in the Summer of 2002. It comes with fire-wire, 100/10 ethernet, USB ports and external PS2 mouse port. It doesn't have serial ports.


I have the laptop setup with three partitions. It has Windows 98, Linux which this page is about and FreeBSD.


I did some work on the laptop to get the USB Mouse to work. Eventually, everything will be USB driven even in Linux. To get the USB Mouse to work, I added in "/etc/rc.d/rc.modules" modprobe usbcore modprobe usb-uhci modprobe mousedev modprobe hid I then changed "/etc/rc.d/rc.gpm"> to comment out the original gpm line and added "gpm -m /dev/usbmouse -t ps2 -M -m /dev/mouse -t ps2 -R ps2" which allows both the built-in/external PS/2 mouse to work in addition to the USB Mouse. It also carries over to X Window. There is an improved XF86Config file to work with USB Mouse.

Setting Up Network

Need new Tulip Drivers - cd to directory "/usr/src/linux-2.2.19/drivers/net" - get tulip.tgz and extract in given directory - the *.tgz file gives you the files "pci-scan.c", "pci-scan.h", "kern-compat.h" and "tulip.c" - moves the default tulip.c to tulip.c.old - edit Makefile - look for CONFIG_DEC_ELCP - in the lines below, add "pci-scan.o" before "tulip.o" whenever you see "tulip.o" - Make sure in "/usr/src/linux/.config" file that "CONFIG_DEC_ELCP=m" is set - recompile the Kernel (see blow) - edit "/etc/modules.conf" and make sure these lines are in alias eth1 tulip options tulip options=0 - edit "/etc/rc.d/rc.modules" - uncomment the line /sbin/modprobe tulip

Wireless Network

Wireless network works be default. It uses the PCMCIA interface and I use the Lucent Orinoco wireless card.

Compile the Kernel

- This file .config19 has the settings for networking, etc. - Rename .config19 to .config - To compile the kernel, make sure the .config19 fle in the /usr/src/linux directry. - cd /usr/src/linux - make depend;make clean;make;make install - If doing network (Tulip), do "make modules; make modules_install"

Setting Up Modem

- Get ltmodem-6.00c2.tgz - extract the *.tgz file at /usr/src - cd ltmodem-6.00c2/source - do "./configure" - do "make install" - edit "/etc/modules.conf" and make sure these lines are in alias char-major-62 lt_serial alias /dev/ttyLT0 lt_serial (need to be chg'd) alias /dev/modem lt_serial - edit "/etc/rc.d/rc.modules" - add these lines modprobe lt_modem modprobe lt_serial

Setting Up Sound

- Get alsa-lib-0.9.0rc2.tgz - Get alsa-driver-0.9.0rc2.tgz - extract the *.tgz file at /usr/src - cd /usr/src/alsa-driver-0.9.0rc2 - ./configure - edit toplevel.config and set to "n" for CONFIG_SND_SB8, CONFIG_SND_SB16, and CONFIG_SND_USB_AUDIO - make install - cd /usr/src/alsa-lib-0.9.0rc2 - ./configure --with-cards=via686 - make - make install - edit "/etc/rc.d/rc.modules" - add these lines # Sound doesn't work for the first time, don't # know why. Drivers are removed and redone modprobe soundcore modprobe snd-via686 modprobe snd-pcm-oss rmmod snd-via686 snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-pcm rmmod snd-timer snd-ac97-codec snd-mpu401-uart rmmod snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd soundcore modprobe soundcore modprobe snd-via686 modprobe snd-pcm-oss When the sound is installed, the volume will be at zero, run "/opt/kde/bin/kmix" and set according. Save the settings. It must be run each time the machine is booted.

X-Window Configuration

I used the XF86Config file from when I had SuSE 8.1 linux loaded on the machine. This file DOES NOT have USB Mouse support. There is a XF86Config that supports USB Mice.