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mininote1
November 18th, 2008, 07:33 PM
Hi everyone, I've recently purchased a mininote with the following specs: FT28UA#ABA 1.2ghz 120gb(replaced with 160gb) and 2gb ram running xp pro sp2. I decided to install minbutu on it and couldn't fix the screen resolution issue (1024x600/1280x678). After reading somewhere that 8.10 is easier to install on the mininote than 8.04, I was hoping that I would finally be able to enjoy ubuntu on my mini. I was following the laptop testing team tutorial here (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam/HP2133#Drivers%20and%20Fixes) until I got stuck. I was able to create a bootable usb drive and restarted my computer. After clicking on help, I typed <l>live xforcevesa</l> after boot and here is what I got:

boot:_ <l>live xforcevesa</l>
could not find kernel image: <l> live
boot_

What is wierd is that not knowing what to do, I was waiting and 25 seconds later the installation started. But after ubuntu was loaded (not installed yet), all I had was a black screen with the splash of a busy cursor with no animation. :(

After restarting the installation 3 times and having the same result, I gave up and don't know what to do. Any help figuring this out will be great. Thanks!

mininote1
November 18th, 2008, 10:56 PM
Anyone willing to help? Pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase!:(

peterthewolf
November 19th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Go to ubuntu wiki and search for hp2133 then find video fix section. I followed that and all OK.
Also good idea to replace xvesaforce in menu.lst with acpi_osi="!Windows 2006"

Sorry that advice is for when you have an installed system what you need on first loading ubuntu from CD or USB is to choose F4 option for safe video

mininote1
November 20th, 2008, 01:52 AM
Go to ubuntu wiki and search for hp2133 then find video fix section. I followed that and all OK.
Also good idea to replace xvesaforce in menu.lst with acpi_osi="!Windows 2006"

Sorry that advice is for when you have an installed system what you need on first loading ubuntu from CD or USB is to choose F4 option for safe video

Thanks for your reply. I went through it already and still no luck! For some reason I upgraded to 8.10 without knowing it. Even with that and after following the fix in the wiki, still no luck. It seem to be that the problem is the fact that on the wiki the test wasn't performed on a model like mine. I'm just thinking about giving up and use XP until there is a fix.

May be someone out there has the same model as mine and was able to have a good running Ubuntu on it. It will also be nice is someone could take a look at this xorg.conf and edit it for me or help me configure it to fit my model. Thank you all! :(



# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by reidy90, by copying correct settings from
# the xorg.conf that was provided with the SUSE hp 2133.
#
# 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.
#
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
#
# 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 "Device"
BoardName "Framebuffer Graphics"
Driver "vesa"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
VendorName "VIA Technology"
Option "NoDDCValue"
Option "ActiveDevice" "LCD,CRT"
Option "PanelID" "3"
Option "DisplayHardwareLayout" "LCD"
Option "ForceLCD"
#[<bool>]
Option "VideoOnDevice" "LCD"
# Option "LCDPort" "DVP0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 250 150
HorizSync 28-500
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "VIEWSONIC VA912-4SERIES"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "VSC"
VertRefresh 43-60
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x800" 120.33 1280 1368 1504 1728 800 801 804 839
Modeline "1280x800" 118.88 1280 1368 1504 1728 800 801 804 839
Modeline "1280x800" 116.21 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 838
# Modeline "1280x768" 114.53 1280 1360 1496 1712 768 769 772 806
# Modeline "1280x768" 113.01 1280 1360 1496 1712 768 769 772 805
# Modeline "1280x768" 111.63 1280 1360 1496 1712 768 769 772 805
Modeline "1280x768" 80.14 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 795 -HSync +Vsync
Modeline "1024x768" 92.05 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 806
Modeline "1024x768" 90.83 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 805
Modeline "1024x768" 89.72 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 805
Modeline "1280x600" 88.68 1280 1352 1488 1696 600 601 604 630
Modeline "1280x600" 87.48 1280 1352 1488 1696 600 601 604 629
Modeline "1280x600" 85.59 1280 1344 1480 1680 600 601 604 629
Modeline "1024x600" 71.11 1024 1080 1192 1360 600 601 604 630
Modeline "1024x600" 69.32 1024 1080 1184 1344 600 601 604 629
Modeline "1024x600" 68.48 1024 1080 1184 1344 600 601 604 629
Modeline "800x600" 55.22 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 630
Modeline "800x600" 54.47 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 629
Modeline "800x600" 53.80 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 629
Modeline "768x576" 50.62 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 605
Modeline "768x576" 49.92 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 604
Modeline "768x576" 49.32 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 604
Modeline "640x480" 34.80 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 504
Modeline "640x480" 34.38 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 504
Modeline "640x480" 33.90 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 503
EndSection

Section "Screen"
SubSection "Display"
Modes "1280x768"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Ken.Green
November 20th, 2008, 11:50 PM
I typed <l>live xforcevesa</l> after boot and here is what I got:

boot:_ <l>live xforcevesa</l>
could not find kernel image: <l> live
boot_



I think you need to add the live xforcevesa option on the end of the line. I'm not sure what the team meant by the <l> & </l> I assumed these were some formatting characters that didn't quite work out.
Anyway, I just added the options onto the end of the boot line and it all worked easily.

ronniegaucho
December 7th, 2008, 03:22 PM
Hi,

I've tried to install Ubuntu Hardy on HP 2133 but it was unsuccessful.

I'm trying to install Intrepid on it but I don't know where to add "live xforcevesa". Do I put it after -- or directly after quiet splash by erasing "--"? Thanks.

luvit
December 7th, 2008, 10:34 PM
follow the directions in this thread (http://www.hp2133guide.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1089)

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windowsseven
December 11th, 2008, 11:47 PM
I've set up a site for us with Hp 2133,
http://www.ubuntu2133.blogspot.com/

Check it out!

cantabrian
March 8th, 2009, 11:24 PM
I have just succeeded (I think) in installing Ubuntu 8.10
on a KX872AA.

First, you need to get it to skip the xserver. The xforcevesa option doesn't work (not for me anyway). So, instead, use the boot options "live text". This boots in text mode, and gives a command prompt.

Now "sudo bash" to become root. You need the proper via video driver (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam/HP2133/DisplayConfig810) so you need a network connection - fortunately, this seems to work out of the box. Copy the driver on somehow (I used scp from another machine) and untar it. It installs fairly easily.

You still need a proper xorg.conf (the one with the driver just makes the screen turn pretty colors). You can use the SUSE one if you have it... it's also lying around on the web somewhere.

Once that's done, type "startx" and you can install...

Messing around with the bios settings may be also necessary - e.g. the sata mode...