Compaq Evo N800v & Debian 8 (Jessie)

How to get Debian 8 (Jessie) running properly on an ancient Compaq Evo N800v machine

Installing required packages:

aptitude install firmware-amd-graphics

Touchpad works out of the box: Enable clicking and scrolling on the touchpad via mouse settings. (Mate-Desktop)

Unresolved issued

  • Standby may freeze cursors occasionally
  • Hibernation results in graphic glitches