Monthly Archives: February 2008
This is my Guide to a working Installation of Debian Sarge GNU/Linux on the Amilo M7425. It may be useful for other distributions too, i used a kernel.org 2.6.10 kernel. I’m not yet finished, but it runs well enough. If you are using Suse, check out the Lugoland Amilo M7425 manual. Since I don’t use debian any more, this page wo’t be updated again.
Some notes to Ubuntu
I recently switched to ubuntu. I was impressed how fine this machine works with ubuntu, no need for a selfcompiled kernel, WLan works during the installation process. All I had to do was adding "ac", "battery", "speedstep_centrino" and "cpufreq_ondemand" to /etc/modules and activate my little speedstep script ("update-rc.d speedstep defaults").
I didn’t find much about using the S81 in Linux, so I decided to test it myself, so far it works quite well.
About the Phone
The S81 is a rather cheap phone, I got one for Fr 100 (~60 €), paid another Fr 30 (~20 €) for a 2-GB micro-sd card. It works as a phone, and one can receive and send sms with it. It also works as mp3-player, camera (produces rather low-quality pictures, no comparison to my rather outdated Olympus UZ-700 digicam or even my Logitech Quickcam Fusion) and camcorder(really low resolution and not the best quality alltogether), emergency light, usb storage(only with micro-sd-card inserted, and only with cable always carried along, of course) and hopefully umts modem. One can greatly increase its usability by installing java programs, the most useful addition seemed to be a mobile bookreader, see below. The display is quite nice and well to read, but touch it and you’ll leave traces. So it’s perfect to take one’s fingerprints, but hard to keep it clean and shiny.