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Fujitsu Amilo A1650G

Introduction

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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Specifications

NameFujitsu Amilo A1650G
ProcessorAMD Turion 64 ML-32 1.8GHz
Screen15.4” WXGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Xpress 200M
Network10/100 Ethernet, Broadcom 802.11g Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessPartial
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

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.

Summary

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.


Discussion

DeST, 2013/01/01 10:24

with Lubuntu (and ubuntu) the notebook freezes frequently for no apparent reason, not even on the forum I have been able to help
http://forum.ubuntu-it.org/viewtopic.php?p=4225621

keksberg, 2010/10/30 23:30

No problems with the Broadcom wireless chip on Ubuntu 10.10 32bit with current BIOS. I only had to allow the installation of a proprietary driver.
The card reader worked fine with a 2GB SD, SDHC not tested yet.
Compiz worked fine, but the system crashed when scrolling through PDF-Files (May be a hardware issue; I had problems under Windows, too).
ati fglrx did not work for me.

peter, 2009/10/24 14:58

does anyone know where can I find drivers for fujitsu siemens amilo a1650g for xp? thanks!

steve, 2010/06/28 11:17

I got mines from http://ts.fujitsu.com/support/downloads.html

Macavity, 2009/08/24 03:56

Mine has an Atheros AR2413 too

Coming_Curse, 2009/04/02 15:08

Salve!
I'm quite new to linux and testing OpenSuse 1.11 with Gnome on my Amilo. Unfortunately it's really slow, not at least comparable to the speed of WinXP I used before…The startup takes nearly 2 minutes and the shutdown nearly one… the running system is also really slow… How comes? I don't think I did something special, just ran the automatical istallation and tried out what is possible…

Piotr Bober, 2009/01/05 18:13

I got the same laptop specification as Alexander.
I'm running Gentoo amd64 on 2.6.24-gentoo-r8 kernel.
I had no serious problems with the Atheros card, but i have to use acer-acpi to turn the card on.
I managed to install compiz-fusion(with AIGLX support) and everything seem to work fine.
The only trouble i have is with the acpi stuff - quick-launch buttons, sleep state and the battery monitor - but it's not that needed.

Paolo, 2009/03/04 08:33

I have some problems with my atheros card: it can connect to the base station but it looses the signal when moving away from it (>= 5 mt). Any suggestion?

Alexander Polakov, 2008/11/11 04:36

what?

Hey guys, there're some A1650G's without any broadcom. Here's mine:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 11)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc SB400 AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 02)
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
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)
02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC (rev 01)
02:07.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:09.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
02:09.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
02:09.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller

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