Linux on Siemens Fujitsu (SCENIC) Mobile 510 AGP


Neomagic MagicMedia 256AV   (NM2200)
XFree 3.3.x /etc/XF86Config
and XFree 4.0.x  /etc/X11/XF86Config both work without problems


Both Sounddriver-families (OSS and ALSA) can be used. With most Linux Distributions the auto-detection fails because the (Neomagic)PCI-Chip emulates an ISA-BUS-Soundcard.

Neomagic MagicMedia 256AV (NM2200) emulates a WSS(Windows Sound System)
if you set it up in the BIOS-Settings.

OSS Sound Driver

Driver "sb" is not working
Driver "es18xx" is not working
Driver "ad1848" & "adlib_card" (WSS) work fine, full-duplex
OSS-Sound must be set up manually and can not be auto-detected.

If the sound software(e.g. xmms) is playing but you don't hear anything, then
press Fn-F6(Mute) once and Fn-F7(Volume+) several times!


#    module : ad1848.o           AD1848/CS4231/CS4248 Chip
#                                --> Windows Sound System (MSS/WSS)
alias char-major-14 ad1848
options ad1848 io=0x530 irq=5 dma=0 dma2=1
post-install ad1848 /sbin/modprobe "-k" "adlib_card"
options adlib_card io=0x388

ALSA Sound Driver

I changed the BIOS-Sound-Setting from "enable" to "auto"
The Program alsaconf detects a Neomagic 256, which is still not working,
but offers also to autoprobe for Legacy ISA Cards , which did successfully install
an CS4231 Sounddriver:


# --- BEGIN: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---
# --- ALSACONF verion 0.5.10 ---
alias char-major-116 snd
alias snd-card-0 snd-card-cs4232
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
options snd snd_major=116 snd_cards_limit=1
options snd-card-cs4232 snd_index=0 snd_port=0x534 snd_cport=0x538 snd_isapnp=0 snd_dma1=0 snd_dma2=1 snd_irq=7
# --- END: Generated by ALSACONF, do not edit. ---

update 2006-02-15

Kanotix 2005-4 from December 05 is automatically detecting and starting the sound correctly! Congratulations to Kano and his Team!


Controller: Texas Instruments 1225   -> i82365
I use the PCMCIA-Port for 10, 100MBit and Wireless NetworkAdapters

Floppy & CD-ROM

internal CD-ROM, internal floppy, and battery  are all hot-swapable
but have to be connectet during system boot if you want to use them later.
Sometimes I had problems to use the CD-ROM after waking up from Suspend
External Parport-Floppy    - no problems


APM BIOS 1.2    - everything works fine. I like the suspend mode - powersaving without rebooting.


irDA works fine, I succesfully made an ppp connection to my Handspring Visor


Intel 82371AB -> UHCI
works fine, I tried several USB-Webcams, the Olympus Camedia  C-220 Digital Camera and the USB-Cradle of the Handspring Visor.

Linux Distributions

I successfully installed the following Linux Distributions:


732.36 Bogomips

start KDE
start OpenOffice
SuSE 8.1
Mandrake 9.0
Deli Linux 0.1
DSL 2.0 (boot from CD)
1m40s -
Kanotix 2005-4
0m19s (V 2.0)
Kanotix 2005-4 (boot from CD) 1m40s 1m35s
2m10s (V 2.0)

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