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This is a guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu Amilo A1630 laptop. The Amilo is a range of laptops from Fujitsu with AMD processors included, in the case of the A1630 it includes a AMD Athlon64 processor.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
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|Name||Fujitsu Amilo A1630|
|Processor||AMD Athlon64 3400+|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon 9700|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Ralink RT2500 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-intel8x0 module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the rt2500 driver|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
Either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module can be used with the ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 found in the Amilo A1630.
The Realtek rt2500 driver is not included with the kernel so you may need to download and compile this driver manually. Some distributions, like Mandriva 2007, include this driver already.
The installation of Linux on the Fujitsu Amilo A1630 can be a little difficult depending on the Linux distribution used. Mandriva is easy because it includes all the required drivers whereas Fedora is tricker because it lacks the rt2500 driver.