This is a very scratchy and brief attempt to help people along with this laptop series: I just bought myself the tx2130. First, what doesn't work. If you've got answers to any of this, please do comment.
Not working at present
- Screen rotation with xrandr
Sort of working
- Fingerprint scanner (AuthenTec AES1610) - can be demo'ed as root, but PAM module not very useful in current, basic state
We* made these work (see below)
- Wireless card (Broadcom BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n)
- Sound (nVidia MCP51 High Definition Audio HDA)
- 3D graphics acceleration (nVidia C51 Geforce 6150 Go)
- Lightscribe labeller DVD drive
- Expansion Port 3
- S-video (TV out)
- If I haven't mentioned it, it worked out of the box. A few notables:
- Remote control (Philips R6) - seems to work with the hardware, with no need for drivers
- Webcam - for some programs like Skype, seems to work out of the box. Not everything though (camorama fails, for example).
This is how we* sorted some of the problems:
Wireless card (Broadcom BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n)
Use ndiswrapper. Follow these steps (from http://www.micahcarrick.com/11-04-20...all-notes.html)
If that works, try adding 'ndiswrapper' to the /etc/modules file. Then it should load up at boot time. NOTE Not tested with WPA, yet. YMMV.
unzip -a R151517.EXE -d driver/
sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
sudo ndiswrapper -l
sudo ndiswrapper -m
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
Sound (nVidia MCP51 High Definition Audio HDA)
Shouldn't have taken as long as it did. Create a file called /etc/modprobe.d/sound and put this in it:
Then reboot. You should hear the login tune.
options snd-hda-intel model=hp
3D graphics acceleration (nVidia C51 Geforce 6150 Go)
Sadly, I cannot remember exactly what I did - lots of trial and error. One thing is for certain: you should reboot after installing all the initial updates (some 200?). It is important that you are using the correct kernel before you start the setup.
You need to change two files to get this to work. Firstly, we update grub so that the computer starts with some different kernel options.
[CODE]sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst[CODE]
Find the line that begins "defoptions=" (around line 89) and edit it so that it looks like this:
When you've finished, saved the file and exited, you need to run the update script for grub, so that it will take note of your changes next boot.
# defoptions=quiet splash noapic nolapic irqfixup
You may have found that the screen is black when the computer resumes from standby sometimes. Try this:
Find "POST_VIDEO=" and change it to:
sudo gedit /etc/default/acpi-support
Now reboot and test suspend and hibernate.
Wacom tablet and touchscreen
The best approach I've found is in the tutorial below. Thanks, Gali98!
If you want to use two monitors, but only have the tablet work on the lower screen (seems sane to me), remember to add "Options ScreenNo 0" into xorg.conf in the stylus, touch and eraser sections.
I can't seem to get xrandr to work to rotate the screen, though, so you're stuck in landscape for now.
Lightscribe labeller drive
These steps are good for the 32-bit version. For those of you (like me) who installed 64-bit Ubuntu, you'll have more messing about to do. Read up about the getlibs script.
First, install alien to convert RPM packages to Debian/Ubuntu debs:
Then fetch the lightscribe packages: first the library, then the simple labeller, then the rather better labeller developed by Lacie:
sudo apt-get install alien
Now for the installations:
Both packages need read access to a config file in the /etc directory, but neither install creates it. Here's what to do:
sudo dpkg -i lightscribeApplications-18.104.22.168-linux-2.6-intel.deb lightscribe-22.214.171.124-linux-2.6-intel.deb
sudo alien 4L-1.0-r6.i586.rpm
To run the Lacie program, which allows you to select and scale an image to be printed on to the disk:
sudo touch /etc/lightscribe.rc
sudo chmod a+r /etc/lightscribe.rc
Th simpler program which allows you only to burn text and a decorative border can be found here:
Gali98 strongly recommends 4L-gui over the simpler option. Try both!
If anyone has more detailed information to offer, please post and I will incorporate it.
Now, get hacking!
* Contributors so far are listed below. Many thanks, folks!