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Linux / Re: Running Linux on x1000/nx7000/zt3000
« on: July 19, 2006, 11:06:40 PM »
Small update from my side. I'd recommend Ubuntu for Gnome, or Kubuntu if you want KDE. Nearly no extra wackyness with the new Dapper v6.06 that is currently downloadable. Grab Easy Buntu off the forums and all you extra net/multimedia files will work. The one drawback is that Flash for Linux is still version 7, 8.5 is in the works. Adobe bought Macromedia about the time 8 came out so the decided to just skip a version.

My 64mb y67'd on me. I replaced it with an Ebay card since HP wouldn't tak to meabout free replacement. For $300ish they would swap it for me though.

Linux / Re: fglrx on nx7000
« on: July 06, 2006, 09:29:06 AM »
Hhm, that got me thinking. I wonder if we can do this to make the newer ATI XP drivers work. Linux to troublshoot XP, I like it. =)

Linux / Re: fglrx on nx7000
« on: July 03, 2006, 02:31:33 PM »
As I understand from a friend you can fiddle with the timing for the LCD and get it working. Same issues we have in windows, it's the LCD not detection getting hosed. I used to dual boot just to say stuff it to ole Bill, but damnit XP does everything I need and 3d on the x1000 pretty much sucks. Well maybe not suck, but it's not great.

General / Re: Vista - Any luck yet?
« on: July 03, 2006, 02:28:38 PM »
Good to see you back ft. I got mine working with Vista by booting to safe mode, removing the Rad 9000 driver, and forcing it to use VGA. It's the exact same issues we have with XP and the 5.7+ drivers, the LCD.

It's not worth bothering with though without drivers, the powermanagement isn't working, it feels sluggish, and the cpu/hard drive are chugging hard about 75% of the time.

Technical Issues / Re: squeaky lcd hinges
« on: June 15, 2006, 04:03:39 PM »
I found a product called Tri-Flow works better than most spray lubricants, especially WD40 since it really isn't a made specifically as a lubricant. Tri-Flow does the standard lubrication plus has Teflon in it so the slickness ends up lasting longer. Also a dry lubricant such as graphite works if you disassemble the hinge.

General / Re: Vista - Any luck yet?
« on: June 13, 2006, 05:17:55 PM »
I talked to HP support a bit ago. I do have to say that the concept of an online chat is damned handy, but I sometimes thinkg they are talking to multiple people. It took sometimes 5 minutes or more between replies. The syntax is odd, so it's obvious that the gentleman I talked to is overseas, but does he have to feed it through translation software each time I send a line? Here's a transcript of the online chat:

Paul: Hello Culley.
Paul: Welcome to HP Total Care for Compaq Products. My name is Paul. How may I help you today?
Culley Morrow: Hello, my question should be quick
Culley Morrow: I have an older Compaq x1000 series notbook, and singe version 5.6 of the video drivers there has been no updates. Roughly a year now. Will there be support soon for new versions as well as Vista?
Culley Morrow: Older, but still quite functional with today's standards. Vista functions on it, all but the video. XP and Vista seem to both detect the LCD incorrectly
Paul: I understand you concern . However you do not have test data on the Vista for your notebook model.
Culley Morrow: Other than Vista, will the video driver for XP be updated or allow ATI to merge it into the unified Mobility drivers?
Paul: Please provide the serial number of your notebook so I can check the latest driver available for your notebook.
Paul: You can locate the 10 or 12 digit alphanumeric serial number at bottom side of the notebook.
Culley Morrow: I will ahve to get that from home, I am currently at work. It is a CTO version of the x1000. The latest that has been seen is
Culley Morrow: That download is over a year old, or a slightly newer modded version based off the ATI Catalyst 5.6 can be downloaded from the internet
Paul: May I know if you are trying to download the latest version of video driver?
Culley Morrow: I already have that driver that is in the support section. I am trying to locate a newer 6.0+ version that works with XP or Vista.

At this point unforunately I was cut off, it was time to go home anyway so i left work. I might try again tomorrow.

Technical Issues / Re: X1000 video fix needed
« on: June 13, 2006, 08:18:09 AM »
I ended up fixing my Y67 issue by replacing the videocard itself. I just snagged one off Ebay for $90.

General / Re: Vista - Any luck yet?
« on: June 12, 2006, 10:00:30 PM »
Ok, I got it installed fine. Everything but the video works, it has the same problem as we all have with XP. Garbled screen that overlaps wierdly. Vista knows it's a Radeon 9000, but the screen is detected as a non-PNP default instead of an LCD. I plugged it in to my network and the remaining devices such as the SD reader and my Atheros wifi card were discovered and drivers were downloaded. Once downloaded I just had to plug in my network key and my wifi was working easily.

Now for the video stuff. It works, but I had to get it booted up and decipher the screen enough to be able to switch it to VGA mode by changing the driver it was using. I could then set it to 800x600, 1024x768, or 1280x1024.

I guess the trick now is to get ATI or HP to cough up a working driver. Everyone call or email HP support so they know we are still using the system and need working drivers.

General / Vista - Any luck yet?
« on: June 12, 2006, 06:25:43 PM »
Hey folks, with MS's free beta 2 downloads, has anyone tried Vista recently? Specifically are the video drivers working, that's about my only concern.

I've got it downloading now, should be installed tonight as long as the install doesn't get messed up again.

Linux / Running Linux on x1000/nx7000/zt3000
« on: August 31, 2005, 09:02:29 PM »
I've used most flavors of Linux on the X1000. Here's my take on most of the big players:

X1000 v3 = Perfect, though needs major updating since it's about a year old
Gentoo = Works great, you can dig through X1000 v3 for settings to make it the same
Fedora Core 4 = Works smoothly, digging needed to small configurations
CentOS 4.1 = FC4 Clone, same
Mandriva 2005 LE = Works smoothly, digging needed to small configurations
Ubuntu 5.04 = Works smoothly, digging needed to small configurations
Debian 3.1 = Pain in the ass, major configuration needed
Whax = Fun little liveCD, lots of hacking tools, 2100/2200 wireless are not promiscous
LiveCDs = Knoppix, Ubuntu, Gentoo. Most work, wireless are iffy and need configuration

Upgrades and Accessories / Upgrading rams
« on: August 17, 2005, 11:09:13 AM »
yeah, I agree with KF, 768 really is plenty for most anything you'd do on these laptops. I've played a lot of games on it over the years and it never suffered from lack of RAM, only lack of video performance since it's a laptop.

Upgrades and Accessories / Upgrading My Wireless Card
« on: August 16, 2005, 11:29:27 AM »
I've tried several mini-pci cards over the last couple years, startnig with an Intel 2100b. Then I went to a Dell Truemobile 1300 (b/g), when the F.51 bios came out and would not work with non-HP/Intel cards I switched to a Intel 2200 (b/g) but the range wasn't great. I've since moved back to the F.34 bios (works fine) and I bought an Atheros 5004X based card pulled from a Toshiba, it's A/B/G also and will work with any network. The atheros also has longer range and higher speeds.

If you buy an Atheros make sure you get a 5004 or later. There are 5001 and 5002, but they are the older slower models, and there are X (a/b/g) and G (b/g, no a) versions. Ebay has them a lot pulled from other computers for about $35-50.

Drivers / Upgrading Video Drivers
« on: August 14, 2005, 01:39:12 PM »
I was palihg around lastnight. I'm running both DNA and Omega drivers at 1680x1050 both work. I did have a hell of a time installing from scratch though.

Drivers / Upgrading Video Drivers
« on: August 11, 2005, 12:27:41 PM »
I'm using the 5.7 version of the DNA drivers, they wrok great and will install correctly on a clean bare install as well.

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