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    Sep 2012

    Help on HP laptop devices

    I have a 2011 Pavilon dv5 2115 (Brazilian variant) which never worked well running any OS but Windows 7. I have tried Ubuntu and Debian before but because the lack of support for some hardware, I always return to Windows.

    Recently, I feel the need for a Linux distro and decided to give a chance to 12.04. All went well except for the issues I am going to list and claim help:

    • The laptop goes extremely hot, fan makes such a noise
    • The touchpad is a infamous Synaptics Clickpad which is relatively easy to activate right click, but it doesn't work like on Windows 7, with some habitual gestures (scrolling) and click and drag support
    • The bluetooth (rt3090 card) needs to be reseted with "bccmd psset -r -s 0x0000 0x028c 0x0001" always I need using it
    • VLC and others players are using GPU acceleration, but the videos pixelate sometimes and are unplayble using only battery. I have tried "fglrx" and "fglrx-updates" packages and they behave the same. I stick with "-updates" and HDMI is working well.

    Sorry my bad English, but all I want is stable *nix platform to use. I gave up of using Windows for my needs.

    Oh, the specifications of interest:

    • AMD Turion II P520
    • AMD/ATI Mobile HD4250
    • RT3090 (cheap and poor WiFi/Bluetooth card)
    • Synaptics Clickpad
    Last edited by mths95; October 3rd, 2012 at 08:35 PM. Reason: I have fixed the clickpad...

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    Re: Help on HP laptop devices

    Last edited by mths95; October 3rd, 2012 at 06:09 PM. Reason: I have updated the incompatibily list

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