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A guide for the finer points of installing Gentoo GNU/Linux on a Fujitsu Lifebook S7010D



Fujitsu's Lifebook S7010D is one of the first in the S7000 line. The D simply means the wireless 802.11g option was chosen. This how-to assumes a 2.6 kernel. All steps should be done as root.

Note: Part of this document was written while following the steps described and some after the fact. Feel free to visit the discussion page or Trevie's (the original author's) talk page if you have any questions or just comments!



lspci calls the audio device the Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 (rev 03). This uses the intel snd_intel8x0 driver. You have two choices for using this: adding the driver to the kernel (built-in or as a module) or by using the Gentoo alsa-drivers package.

(to do: volume buttons)

snd_intel8x0 in the kernel

Linux Kernel Configuration: Sound
Device Drivers  --->
  Sound  --->
    <*> Sound card support
        Advanced Linux Sound Architecture  --->
          <*> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
          <*>   Sequencer support
          <*>   OSS Mixer API
          <*>   OSS PCM (digital audio) API
          [*]   OSS Sequencer API
          [*]   Support old ALSA API
                PCI devices  --->
                  <*> Intel/SiS/nVidia/AMV/ALi AC97 Controller

Above is a good configuration for this sound device. The OSS and old ALSA API options are not required, but are good for backwards compatability. You can also compile the sound device itself as a module. An easy way to do this is to change Sound card support to a module (<M>). If you are not using a module, you're done. If you are using a module, you'll also want to modify your /etc/modprobe.d/alsa file:

File: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa
. . .
##  ALSA portion
alias snd-card-O snd-intel8x0

##  OSS/FREE portion
alias sound-slot-0 snd-intel8x0
. . .

You do not need to modify /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6 to include snd-intel8x0 as ALSA will find the modules iteself.

snd-intel8x0 via alsa-drivers

(under construction)



See the Atheros 5xxx article.


See this guide.

Graphics Card

See this HowTo.

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