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Linux++:::: Linux on HP nx8220
Posted at 20.Apr,2005 12:48  Comments 13 / Trackbacks 0 / Like this post!
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My nx8220 is finally fully functional. All devices, ipw2200, modem, synaptics mouse, etc can be used.

The challenge was getting the modem working. The latest slmodem-2.9.10 don't work. slmodem-2.9.9c works. So, if your modem is similar to this output:

AT+GMM - H.324 video-ready rev. 1.0
AT+FCLASS=? - 0,1,8
AT+GCI=? -
ATI3 - Agere SoftModem Version
ATI4 - Built on 06/29/2004 09:07:14
ATI5 -, AMR Intel MB, AC97 ID:SIL REV:0x27, 13
ATI7 - AMR Intel MB

then go get v 2.99c and be spared the frustration. I'm not sure why 2.9.10 don't work

To get synaptics mouse to work, add psmouse.proto=imps to your kernel boot option and add the necessary statements in xorg.conf

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Re: Linux on HP nx8220

Could you get the acpi working properly under linux? Some people reported (http://www.freedesktop.org/~jg/nc8230/ ) that suspend-to-ram does not work in this laptop and that sometimes the fan does not work when it should. Which are your experiences about these issues? Thanks.

ernesto  at 10.May,2005 03:21
Re: Linux on HP nx8220

i haven't really tested acpi thoroughly. not suspend-to-ram or -to-disk.

i have not encountered problems with the fan though.

kedai  at 13.May,2005 09:36
Re: Linux on HP nx8220


i was just wondering if you managed to install the ATI fglrx driver and could start the X-server...

Dino  at 09.Jun,2005 05:13
Re: Linux on HP nx8220

I would be interested in your Xorg.conf because I'm still fighting with the xserver and correct settings.

Martin  at 20.Jun,2005 00:17
Re: Linux on HP nx8220

i haven't installed ati bin driver. don't see any good reasons to. (3D accel?)

here's my xorg.conf


# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Synaptics" "AlwaysCore"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "synaptics"
Load "dri"

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "hpxe3gf"
#Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
#Option "Protocol" "evdev"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
# Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
# Next line required only if you want to disable the mousepad while typing:
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
# The rest of the options are NOT required, just a default similar to the Windows drivers
with non of the extra features.
Option "LeftEdge" "1900"
Option "RightEdge" "5400"
Option "TopEdge" "1400"
Option "BottomEdge" "4500"
Option "FingerLow" "25"
Option "FingerHigh" "30"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.02"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.18"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.0020"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "HP A7217A Wide-Aspect"
HorizSync 30.0 - 121.0
VertRefresh 48.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "radeon"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Radeon Mobility X600"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666


kedai  at 21.Jun,2005 14:25
Re: Linux on HP nx8220

There are some solution on linux

optyxaz  at 14.Jul,2005 14:41
Re: Linux on HP nx8220

internal server error
can;t view

kedai  at 16.Jul,2005 11:06
Re: Linux on HP nx8220

now I moved to

optyxaz  at 19.Jul,2005 16:26
Re: Linux on HP nx8220

thanks for the link! informative site

kedai  at 20.Jul,2005 09:03
suspend to ram on nx8220

http://hehe.pl/drg/trash/nx8220-s3/ - it's working! :)

drg  at 06.Jan,2006 04:38
that's what i was about to do

was experimenting with the new ati driver and 2.6.15

the ati driver has bugfixes for resuming, and I was anxious to try it.

2.6.15 has pptp/mppe built in, and I want to try that too..

but my nx8220 freezez when I run glxinfo..

was about to test again today when I saw your comment.


kedai  at 06.Jan,2006 08:46
modem drivers?

Cheerz! I'v got the same nx8220, running under Linux Debian 3.2; kernel 2.4.32. I have tried to install slmodem-2.9.9c drivers and every time when I try to load module lsamr.o i get error message:

----------------------- cut --------------------
/lib/modules/2.4.32/misc/slamr.o: /lib/modules/2.4.32/misc/slamr.o: unresolved symbol pci_register_driver
Hint: You are trying to load a module without a GPL compatible license
and it has unresolved symbols. The module may be trying to access
GPLONLY symbols but the problem is more likely to be a coding or
user error. Contact the module supplier for assistance, only they
can help you.

/lib/modules/2.4.32/misc/slamr.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.32/misc/slamr.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.32/misc/slamr.o: insmod slamr failed
----------------------- cut --------------------

Don't have a clue :-|
plz save my time...thnx,

sabx  at 12.Feb,2006 02:20
does it compile

coz it looks like it doesn't. i've not tried slmodem with kernel 2.4 so i am of no help here :(

however, if ppl with kernel 2.6.x coz it looks like it doesn't. i've not tried slmodem with kernel 2.4 so i am of no help here :(

however, if ppl with kernel 2.6.x

kedai  at 12.Feb,2006 02:31
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