View Full Version : [ubuntu] HP ZX5000 Gutsy 2 Heron upgrade- good

May 2nd, 2008, 04:32 PM

2004 HP laptop w/ 512MB RAM

My previous install included many 3rd party Gutsy repositories- but Heron upgrade process disabled them (good). I did have to re-install non-free ATI video and Broadcomm WIFI driver in order to re-enable wifi and compiz. Note that Heron notified me of this in the notification area. Yes, I had to have a wired connection to get WIFI working again.

Broadcomm and ATI non-free upgrades proceeded without issue. Everything works 100% without tweaking. Conclusion: Heron kicks Windows A$$ on a ZX5000.

Note that my original install with Gutsy required Xorg.conf editing (see below). Also, highly recommend that you install and run syndaemon to sanely control the zx5000 touchpad.

Below is my Xorg.conf for zx5000:

# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.60"
Option "MaxSpeed" "1.10"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.030"
Option "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "200"
Option "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "200"
Option "UpDownScrolling" "1"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI RADEON 9600"
Boardname "ati"
Busid "PCI:1:5:0"
Driver "ati"
Screen 0
Option "MergedFB" "off"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Modelname "Custom 1"
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1280x960@60" 102.1 1280 1360 1496 1712 960 961 964 994 -hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x1024@60" 108.0 1280 1328 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1400x1050@60" 122.61 1400 1488 1640 1880 1050 1051 1054 1087 -hsync +vsync
Gamma 1.0

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "ATI RADEON 9600"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1400 1050
Modes "1280x960@60" "1280x1024@60" "1024x768@60" "1400x1050@60" "800x600@60" "800x600@56" "640x480@60"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
Inputdevice "Generic Keyboard"
Inputdevice "Configured Mouse"

# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
# InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
# InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
# InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
Inputdevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "GLcore"
Load "v4l"
Section "device" #
Identifier "device1"
Boardname "ati"
Busid "PCI:1:5:0"
Driver "ati"
Screen 1
Option "MergedFB" "off"
Section "screen" #
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Defaultdepth 24
Monitor "monitor1"
Section "monitor" #
Identifier "monitor1"
Gamma 1.0
Section "ServerFlags"

# Section "Extensions"
# Option "Composite" "Enable"
# Option "RENDER" "Enabled"
# Option "DAMAGE" "Enabled"
# EndSection

November 21st, 2009, 01:10 AM
Hope you get this message, I know this post is rather old

I'm struggling to get the same HP zx5000 laptop running Linux but the result are discouraging
For example - Is you laptop able to successfully suspend to RAM and more importantly resume from S3 suspend afterwords?
I think there's some sort of ATI video issue because after resume my display is so corrupted and unreadable I need to reboot in order to use the laptop again