Fujitsu/Siemens Amilo-D Laptop Setup with FreeBSD Release 5.0
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.
Setting Up Network
Unlike Slackware 8.0 Linux, netowrk was set up
by default. It uses "dc0" driver. It is automatically detected
and usable. It fails under FreeBSD 4.7.
I use a Lucent Orinoco wireless PCMCIA card. It is recognized by
Compile the Kernel
- This file BSD has the settings
for everything especially sound.
- Note that the file has now been trimmed yet.
- It goes into directory /usr/ssrc/sys/i386/conf
- do a "make BSD"
- cd ../compile/BSD
- make depend; make; make install
Setting Up Modem
Modem is a Lucent WinModem and works in Linux as well as FreeBSD.
To setup in FreeBSD, go to "/usr/ports/comms/ltmdm" and do a
"make; make install" and then do a reboot. The modem is ready
for use afterward. The devices are "/dev/cual*". I use "/dev/cual0".
I have not doen anything with the modem such as dial out or anything
yet. I will post the info when th time comes.
Setting Up Sound
Need to have the line "options pcm" in the kernel file. Please see the
section on compiling the kernel. The sound is a VIA686 chip.
Setting up the Mouse
There are two different mouse daemons running. When you load FreeBSD,
make sure you have the USB mouse plugged in in order for it to be
An example is :
bsd: /etc # ps -ax|grep moused
352 ?? Is 0:00.00 /usr/sbin/moused -p /dev/ums0 -I /var/run/moused.ums0
461 ?? Is 0:00.00 /usr/sbin/moused -p /dev/psm0 -t auto
bsd: /etc #
The device for the mouse is "/dev/sysmouse". In the above "ps", the mouse
devices are "/dev/ums0" for the USB Mouse and "/dev/psm0" for the PS/2
mouse. When running X11, it references "/dev/sysmouse" which depends
on the "moused" daemons.
The machine was setup with using both the PS/2 mouse along with the USB Mouse.
The file is XF86Config located /etc/X11 directory.
There are other files under "/etc/X11". There is a tar ball
of it. It is extracted in the "/" directory.