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Fujitsu Amilo A1667G

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Fujitsu Amilo A1667G laptop. This AMD based laptop is very powerful with a nice array of features. However the Amilo A1667G is let down due to the Broadcom wireless card used.

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 A1667G
ProcessorAMD Athlon64 4000+
Screen15.4” WXGA
RAM1GB
HDD100GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x700
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Broadcom 802.11g Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-via82xx driver
EthernetYes
WirelessPartial
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested

Notes

For the ATI graphics chip in the Amilo A1667G you may use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For configuration instructions you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide.

This Broadcom wireless controller in the A1667G does not have any native drivers available for Linux. This means you will need to use the ndiswrapper module. For configuration nstructions you can view our Configuring the ndiswrapper module guide. The windows driver to install can be found here.

Summary

Unfortunately, like many AMD based laptops, the Fujitsu Amilo A1667G includes a Broadcom wireless controller who do not provide any native drivers for Linux. Because of this configuring the wireless controller is tricky, especially for first time users.


Discussion

jimmyrapper, 2014/04/03 11:10

I have pretty much the same set up mentioned here. I bought mine pre-installed with ubuntu from dell. Everything pretty much worked out of the box. I had a few problems with the sound, but nothing I couldn't troubleshoot and fix. Only one of the two head phone jacks would output audio also http://zingal.org

pinau, 2008/11/30 05:30

every thing its working in ubuntu 8.10.Nice computer
wireles its working cu driver b43.(wep, wep2, wpa/psk).

BSi, 2008/11/14 08:18

Wireless - the solution

Hi,
I expect it the same as in the A1655G Laptop - the Wireless NIC is part of a compactPCI card connected to two antennas. It is nearby the RAM slots. you can replace the card by another using a better supported chipset. i will try this next time…
if you do not want to change the card, you can use a firmware cutter ( b43-fwcutter) to get the firmware you need. But, i had problems to switch on the antennas, so i prefer the first solution.

Jaikao, 2008/11/11 09:08

Works quite good, not perfect

Hi, i use this Laptop.

The new b43-ndiswrapper-driver works quite good.
I use Debian Lenny with KDE 3.5.

CPU-Stepping works with Ubuntu (7.10 and higher), i don't know which modules are responsible for this.

The heat emissions are higher than with Windows XP.

j

Pete, 2008/03/05 11:10

SD card reader

Hi,

The SD card reader is usable, you just need to load the usb-storage module.

See the relevant section at: http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Fujitsu-Siemens_Amilo_A1667G

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