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Asus F3TAS Specification

What works and what doesn't

Code: lspci
 00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
 00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
 00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
 00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
 00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
 00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
 00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
 00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
 00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
 00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
 00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
 00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
 00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
 00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a3)
 00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
 00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
 00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev a1)
 00:0e.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Serial ATA Controller (rev a1)
 00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
 00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
 00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
 00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
 00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
 00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
 00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
 01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. Unknown device 001c (rev 01)
 04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce Go 7600] (rev a1)
 05:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0832
 05:01.1 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
 05:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0843 (rev 01)
 05:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
Code: lsusb
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05e1:0501 Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

BIOS: F3TAS.223 (DSDT table fix is required for linux < 2.6.24)
ACPI: Works (DSDT table fix is requires for linux < 2.6.24)
Audio: Works (alsa-driver >= 1.0.14-rc3 or linux >= 2.6.21)
Video: Works (nvidia-drivers)
USB: Works
Keyboard hotkeys: Works (acpi4asus >= 0.32 or linux >= 2.6.21)
Wifi: Works (madwifi-ng >= 0.9.3)
Ethernet controller: Works (forcedeth)
FireWire: Works
PCMCIA: Never tried
SDcard reader: Works (with MMC block device driver compiled in your kernel look for /dev/mmcblk0)
Bluetooth: Works (to avoid problems update bios to F3TAS.217 version at least)
Webcam: Works (syntekdriver >= 1.0)
Integrated modem: looks like working, use slmodem (x86_64: use "slmodemd --alsa hw:0,6" command to start modem)
DVD drive: Works with problems (see below)

BIOS

ACPI

The DSDT table of this notebook is not compatible with linux < 2.6.24, as result Fn+F6 button does not work at all on such kernels. There are two possible solution for a problem:

The fixed DSDT table can downloaded from ACPI site.

DVD

TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-L632D has problems with ATA sleep (or ATA suspend?) when media is inserted. That can cause slowdown or even lockups. If system behaves weird try issuing hdparm -w /dev/hdc

Things look better with AS99 firmware (original f/w version for F3T is AS05)

Wireless

See the Atheros 5xxx article.

Power saving (tickless, powertop)

TODO

kernel configuration

requirements:

PowerTOP

see PowerTOP

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