Debian Sid on MB05

Works

Ethernet onboard

Automatically detected by hotplug. Driver used is 8139too.

WiFi

Need ipw2100 driver and rfswitch to activate wifi system. Don't forget to download appropriate firmware.
To use ipw2100 latest driver on kernel 2.4.x, we also need backport patch.
Tested successfully using ipw2100 driver v1.0.3, firmware v1.3, and rfswitch v0.1
To contact an access point which use ESSID and WEP run iwconfig

# iwconfig eth0 essid "FOO"
# iwconfig eth0 enc "the-wep-key-here"
# pump -i eth0

USB

Detected automatically. hotplug will activate usb-uhci. To activate USB 2.0, add ehci-hcd into /etc/modules.

Sound

Automatically detected by hotplug, driver used is i810_audio.

Modem

Need additional driver, which needs to be compiled by yourself. Get driver source from SmartLink.

To prepare modem driver:

Don't forget to replace INDONESIA above by your own country name. Afterward, modem can be accessed from /dev/ttySL0.

Internet connection can be set using wvdial, by following steps:

slmodem v2.9.10 also need a special patch to use with kernel 2.6.10

ACPI

Detected automatically. On running KDE, a battery icon will be shown beside clock, on the bottom right corner of screen. Battery indicator will show battery "fill level" (what is the proper term?), and approximate battery usage time left.

Right-click on that icon will give us option to operate CPU on various clock speeds: 1600, 1200, 1000, 800, 600 MHz, with related power usage each 32, 24, 20, 16, and 12 watts.

FireWire

Detected automatically, driver is ohci1394. Tested succesfully: downloading video from Sony handycam.

PCMCIA

Detected automatically. Haven't tried yet, because my needs already fulfiled by various on-board devices.

VGA

Detected automatically. X runs on 1054x768 24 bpp. Driver used is i810.

There will be a small problem if Fn+F3 pressed (to switch from LCD to external monitor and their combinations). Fixed by changing to any virtual console than back to X. (press Shift+Alt+F1 then Alt+F7).

DVD

No problem. xine can be used to play DVD, VCD, or multimedia files (.avi, .mpg, etc). Writing to CD-R or CD-RW can be done using already-installed k3b.

Touchpad

No problem. Touch on pad can do a "click" too.