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 **My experience with an HP Pavilion tx2500 and karmic.** **My experience with an HP Pavilion tx2500 and karmic.**
 +**Warning: I no more own this computer, so information won't be updated.**
  
-Please tell me if you find errors, missing information or a "more institutional" wiki to host this page: toobaz [at] email [dot] it. 
  
-**NOTICE THAT THIS PAGE IS VERY MUCH A WORK IN PROGRESSTHE PAGE ON JAUNTY IS MORE COMPLETE - THOUGH INFORMATIONS IT CONTAINS COULD OBVIOUSLY NOT BE VALID FOR KARMIC - [[jaunty_on_hp_pavilion_tx2500|YOU CAN FIND IT HERE]]**+Please tell me if you find errors, missing information or a "more institutional" wiki to host this pageme [atpietrobattiston [dotit.
  
 ====== General info ====== ====== General info ======
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 ====== Thermal sensors ====== ====== Thermal sensors ======
-The dsdt of the BIOS (I have no idea of what it is) is flawed, and thinks only Windows is eligible to access it; while under Karmic the problem could be solved by following [[https://wiki.edubuntu.org/LaptopTestingTeam/HPdv5z|this procedure]], now because of (non-) [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/395239|bug 395239]], the procedure stopped working.+The dsdt of the BIOS (I have no idea of what it is) is flawed, and thinks only Windows is eligible to access it; while under Jaunty the problem could be solved by following [[https://wiki.edubuntu.org/LaptopTestingTeam/HPdv5z|this procedure]], now because of (non-) [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/395239|bug 395239]], the procedure stopped working.
  
 The "solution" is probably to recomplile the kernel, but I didn't try. The "solution" is probably to recomplile the kernel, but I didn't try.
 +
 +The real solution would be that HP releases a fixed BIOS. I already wrote to the support asking for it, but with no chance. Some owner of a laptop still covered by warranty may have a better luck.
  
 ====== Audio ====== ====== Audio ======
 Audio works out of the box: however, pulseaudio conflicts with the "SmartLink modem daemon". If you enabled this driver with the "Hardware Drivers" utility, you will hear no sound at all. Audio works out of the box: however, pulseaudio conflicts with the "SmartLink modem daemon". If you enabled this driver with the "Hardware Drivers" utility, you will hear no sound at all.
  
-A temporary solution is to run "sudo killall slmodemd" in a terminal. A permanent one, if you don't use the modem, is to disable the "SmartLink modem daemon" driver. +A temporary solution is to run "sudo killall slmodemd" in a terminal. A permanent one, if you don't use the modem, is to disable the "SmartLink modem daemon" driver at all.
 ====== Wireless ====== ====== Wireless ======
-In "Hardware Drivers" (System -> Administration -> Restricted Drivers), just enable the "wl" driver.+I followed the procedure described in [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/208183|launchpad bug 208183]], namely: 
 + 
 +  * download the driver from HP website (I took it from [[http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-76368-1&lc=en&dlc=it&cc=it&lang=it&os=228&product=3747931|here]]), it's called "sp36684.exe" 
 +  * run it with wine : "wine sp36684.exe" 
 +  * always click "next", until the installer crashes 
 +  * install ndisgtk, run it: "sudo ndisgtk" 
 +  * click "install new driver" 
 +  * browse to /home/yourusername/.wine/drive_c/SWSetup/SP36684A and select "bcmwl5.inf" 
 + 
 +**Warning**: if you enable the driver in "Hardware Drivers" (System -> Administration -> Restricted Drivers), which is the proprietary driver developed by Broadcom for Linux, it //will// work reasonably, but you will occasionally experience (depending on the wireless networks, I think) important slowdowns when resuming from suspend, frequent losses of wireless functionality, and also occasional freezes. Moreover, it seems to me that the signal strenght is better with ndiswrapper, but this //may// be just my sensation.
  
 ====== Touchscreen ====== ====== Touchscreen ======
  
-The pen works out of the box, but not the touch: a solution is suggested in [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wacom-tools/+bug/377435/comments/13|this comment]], though I personally didn't test it, somebody else did.+The pen works out of the box, but not the touch: a solution is suggested in [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wacom-tools/+bug/377435/comments/13|this comment]], and it works.
  
 ====== Suspend/hibernate ====== ====== Suspend/hibernate ======
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 ====== Fingerprint reader ====== ====== Fingerprint reader ======
-The device just works (try package fprint-demo and then run "fprint-demo"), however I didn't have the time and information to set up it properly.+The device just works (try to install package fprint-demo and then run "fprint-demo"), however I didn't have the time and information to set up it properly.
  
 ====== ACPI wakeup ====== ====== ACPI wakeup ======
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 ====== Rotation and buttons ====== ====== Rotation and buttons ======
-The situation of the buttons is the same as Jaunty: the "rotate" button, which in Intrepid could be manually configured to trigger the rotate script, is now recognized as XF86AudioMedia (which means that as default, it will start the media program - Rhythmbox, I think), while the "DVD" button, which in intrepid //used// to (justly) be recognized as XF86AudioMedia, is now totally inactive.+The situation of the buttons is the same as Jaunty: the "rotate" button, which in Intrepid could be manually configured to trigger the rotate script, is now recognized as XF86AudioMedia (which means that as default, it will start the media program - Rhythmbox, I think), while the "DVD" button, which in intrepid //used// to (justly) be recognized as XF86AudioMedia, is now totally inactive, as well as the two buttons under the screen still don't work at all. 
 + 
 +To enable rotation in the best way: install wacomrotate from [[https://launchpad.net/~thjaeger/+archive/tabletpc|this PPA]], then create a file containing the following: 
 + 
 +  #!/bin/bash 
 +  xrandr -q | grep -q '+\w* (' && xrandr -o left || xrandr -o normal 
 + 
 +(this is what [[http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=6274392&postcount=1|this post]] suggests for left-handed people, but it's what I - right-handed - just find convenient) and call it "rotate.sh". Then create a file in the same folder containing the following: 
 + 
 +    #!/bin/bash 
 +   
 +    # From Red_Lion post #576:  http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=845911&page=58 
 +    # Modified by toobaz: http://www.pietrobattiston.it/wiki/doku.php?id=karmic_on_hp_pavilion_tx2500 
 +   
 +    old="0" 
 +      while true; do 
 +         if [[ -e /sys/devices/platform/hp-wmi/tablet ]]; then 
 +         new=`cat /sys/devices/platform/hp-wmi/tablet` 
 +         if [[ $new != $old ]]; then 
 +                                ./rotate.sh 
 +         if [[ $new == "0" ]]; then 
 +         cellwriter --hide-window & 
 +         elif [[ $new == "1" ]]; then 
 +         cellwriter --show-window & 
 +         fi  
 +         fi 
 +         old=$new 
 +         sleep 1s 
 +         fi 
 +      done 
 + 
 +and call it for instance "automagic_rotation.sh". Make both files you created executable. Finally, open gconf-editor, go to /apps/metacity/global_keybindings, and in "run_command_1" (or another "run_command_x", if it is already taken), write: 
 +  XF86AudioMedia 
 +then, still with gconf-editor in /apps/metacity/keybindings_commands, write the //full path// of "rotate.sh" in "command_1" (or "command_x", corresponding to what you just chose in the last step). 
 + 
 +Finally, go to "System" -> "Preferences" -> "Startup applications", add a new one with the //whole path// of the second file ("automagic_rotation.sh", in my case) as "Command:"
 + 
 +In that way, rotation will be triggered: 
 +  * with the "rotate" button 
 +  * automatically, when rotating the screen.
  
-The two buttons under the screen still don't work at all.+====== Remote ======
  
-The script I used in jaunty to rotate the screen stopped working, I still didn't find a replacement.+Works.
karmic_on_hp_pavilion_tx2500.1262991879.txt.gz · Ultima modifica: 2010/01/09 00:04 da pietro