HOWTO Install Debian Sarge on an AOpen 1557 GLS

This article was first written in December 2004 for the BeezNest technical
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All in all, the basic Debian Sarge install (using Netinst CD) does a lot of work and the laptop is usable as is (network, graphical display, sound, …). However, some things need a bit of tuning to get the best of your laptop. This article is intended to help those people who want to get the best out of it or, so to speak, to make everything work.