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This is a guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu Amilo A1650G laptop. The Amilo A1650G is an AMD Turion 64 based system with a medium level of components. Linux support is unfortunately poor because of the Broadcom wireless controller.
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 A1650G|
|Processor||AMD Turion 64 ML-32 1.8GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Xpress 200M|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Broadcom 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-intel8x0 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
For the A1650G's ATI Xpress 200M graphics card you can use either the standard radeon or ATI's fglrx module. The Configuring an ATI graphics chip for Linux guide will help in with the installation.
The Broadcom wireless controller included with the in the Amilo A1650G does not have any native drivers for Linux. Due to this you will need to install the ndiswrapper module. Installation instructions which you can follow are available on our Configuring the ndiswrapper module guide. The windows driver to use with ndiswrapper are available on the Fujitsu website.
The Fujitsu Amilo A1650G is not the easiest laptop available to use with Linux due to the Broadcom controller. Installation may be a little tricky for first time Linux users.