Ubuntu09 Feb 2010 02:33 pm

I recently bought a new laptop, an HP Touchsmart TM2 (official model number tm2t-1000), and I thought I’d share my experience running Ubuntu on it. I wanted to get a tablet PC with a touchscreen so I could read comic books, rather silly perhaps but when all basic functionality is met why not do something special! Incidentally, I purchased it with an Intel video card instead of the ATI one.

So about running Lucid on it – nearly everything works perfectly. I ended up having to compile a newer wacom kernel module to get the touchscreen and pen working, but I’ve reported a bug about it and hope it gets included in Lucid somehow.

The keyboard is also rather interesting as the function keys have had their primary use changed to “action” keys. So pressing F12 turns off the wireless and does not act as F12. I ended up finding a BIOS setting though where this can be changed so that F12 acts like F12 and one must Fn + F12 to turn off the wireless.

Action Keys

Also the touchpad has no real buttons and the right click area does not work as drawn on the touchpad. I need to press in the bottom right hand corner of the touchpad to receive the right click menu. Additionally, it is not possible to turn off the touchpad at the moment.

The wireless, VGA and HDMI out ports all work perfectly. Aside of the wacom driver, the issues I am having are rather small in my opinion and I’m really liking my new system. Aside of all the fingerprints I end up leaving on the screen!

Comics!

68 Responses to “Ubuntu on an HP Touchsmart tm2”

  1. on 14 Feb 2010 at 9:08 pm cocoa117

    Does the HDMI support sound as well? Also what about the battery life? and heat issue?

    Thanks

  2. on 15 Feb 2010 at 5:49 am Anthony

    Hi Brian, thanks for the information!

    I’m seriously considering one of these, and it looks like it’ll work fine with Linux from what you’ve said. (Also, the option to get the function keys working as usual is a relief – I didn’t like the look of that.)

    What’s your battery life like? I’m hoping to get 6+ hours, probably with wifi off for much of it.

  3. on 15 Feb 2010 at 12:45 pm Shane Reustle

    Thanks for posting this info! I am debating between this and a 13″ MBP. Very tempting…

  4. on 16 Feb 2010 at 7:01 am Hee

    hi,

    would you please give me a few hints of your steps to get the touchscreen working? (ideally step-by-step)

    thank you very much :)

  5. on 16 Feb 2010 at 9:37 am Brian Murray

    cocoa117 – I haven’t tested the HDMI sound out but will give it a shot and let you know. The battery life seems quite good but I haven’t kept specific track of time. Do you know of any tests I could run? Additionally, is there a specific heat issue you are referring to? I haven’t noticed it being abnormally hot and keep it on my lap a fair bit.

  6. on 16 Feb 2010 at 9:38 am Brian Murray

    Anthony – I’ll use the laptop extensively this week and let you know how much batter life I get out of it.

  7. on 16 Feb 2010 at 9:40 am Brian Murray

    Hee – I’ll write something up later today. I’m also working a script to rotate the input system for the stylus and the touchscreen.

  8. on 16 Feb 2010 at 8:08 pm Shane Reustle

    How does the build quality feel overall? Pretty sturdy? I know my last HP had a bit of a flex going on, but I got used to it.

  9. on 16 Feb 2010 at 10:02 pm Arturo

    Is it possible if you can provide the link or info and how you were able to compile the stuff need to make the tablet work? thanks

  10. on 18 Feb 2010 at 9:46 pm Brian Murray

    I tested my laptop some today and ended up getting 4 hours and 30 minutes out of it. I haven’t done anything to tweak it though.

  11. on 18 Feb 2010 at 9:48 pm Brian Murray

    To get the driver working I downloaded the beta drivers from http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/, built the kernel module and loaded it via insmod.

  12. on 21 Feb 2010 at 9:24 am Hee

    hi brian,

    thanks for your info.

    almost everything is running now with my tm2 and ubuntu (lucid beta).

    I still have the following issues:

    – touchpad buttons not working (touchpad is working, just the left and right mouse botton isn’t)
    – HDMI output not working. just a blinking cursor. had no time to investigate.
    – touchscreen is working in normal rotation, but when I flip upsidedown the input is mirrored (pen or finger on the left moves the cursor to the right, same with up/down).

    A very interesting thing i found here http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7933876&postcount=11

    with that hack (very easy, just compile the kernel module and insmod it / add to /etc/modules) let you disable the radeon 4500 completely. I just tested it today but it seems to work. now the fan seems to be completely off most of the time. my compiz cube with transparency is still working like a charm. hdvideos need to be tested, but battery life seem to be increased a lot.
    As I understood, the X server is not able to work with hybrid graphic cards, so both cards are powered and the radeon is default.

    rgs

    H.

  13. on 23 Feb 2010 at 1:22 pm Andrew

    Mine’s being delivered tomorrow :) I too will be putting Ubuntu on it… thanks for the tips.

  14. on 04 Mar 2010 at 11:36 am aj

    hi does the tm2 work with photoshop, and if so hows the feel of the flow of the pen when drawing and is there a delay, thanks…aj

  15. on 05 Mar 2010 at 2:36 pm Brian Murray

    aj – I really have no idea I use Ubuntu and not Windows.

  16. on 05 Mar 2010 at 2:37 pm Brian Murray

    Hee – You ordered yours with the ATI graphics card is that right?

  17. on 06 Mar 2010 at 3:07 pm Anthony

    Hey Brian, you mentioned you were working on a script to rotate the input system with the screen – any luck with that? That’s pretty much all I have left to get my install usable.

  18. on 11 Mar 2010 at 10:13 pm meehawl

    I totally agree with you re. the comic reader issue. That was one of my major “must-haves” as well for this tablet.

  19. on 12 Mar 2010 at 3:58 pm Brian Murray

    Below you’ll find my script for rotating the input along with the screen.

    #!/bin/bash
    #
    # "Wacom Rotation" can be 0, 1, 2 or 3 where 1 is +90, 2 is -90 and 3 is 180 in degrees

    direction=$1

    # on my system xinput --list returns the following:
    #
    # "Wacom ISDv4 E3" id=10
    # "Wacom ISDv4 E3" eraser id=11
    # "Wacom ISDv4 E3" id=12
    #
    # using device numbers of the stylus (10) or screen (12) is fragile as they can
    # change however "Wacom ISDv4 E3" is not unique afaict

    case "$direction" in
    # For rotating the screen right
    right )
    xrandr --output LVDS1 --rotate right
    xinput set-prop 10 "Evdev Axis Inversion" 1, 1
    # notice the size below is different than the tablet area
    xinput set-prop 10 "Evdev Axis Calibration" 1657, 0, 0, 2638
    xinput set-prop 10 "Evdev Axes Swap" 1
    xinput set-prop 12 "Wacom Rotation" 1
    xinput set-prop 12 "Wacom Tablet Area" 16320, 0, 0, 26112
    ;;
    # Unsetting the input after choosing rotate right
    # The order seems to be important
    normal )
    xrandr --output LVDS1 --rotate normal
    xinput set-prop 10 "Evdev Axis Inversion" 0, 0
    # notice the size below is different than the tablet area
    xinput set-prop 10 "Evdev Axis Calibration" 0, 2638, 0, 1657
    xinput set-prop 10 "Evdev Axes Swap" 0
    xinput set-prop 12 "Wacom Rotation" 0
    xinput set-prop 12 "Wacom Tablet Area" 0, 0, 26112, 16320
    ;;
    # for choosing rotate left
    left )
    xrandr --output LVDS1 --rotate left
    xinput set-prop 10 "Evdev Axis Inversion" 0, 1
    # notice the size below is different than the tablet area
    xinput set-prop 10 "Evdev Axis Calibration" 1657, 0, 2638, 0
    xinput set-prop 10 "Evdev Axes Swap" 1
    xinput set-prop 12 "Wacom Rotation" 2
    #xinput set-prop 12 "Wacom Tablet Area" # not necessary
    ;;
    esac

    # I used xinput_calibrator to determine which settings to use for "Wacom Tablet Area"
    #
    #
    # 16274
    # -38
    # -54
    # 26100
    # 1
    #

  20. on 12 Mar 2010 at 8:39 pm Anthony

    Thanks for the script, Brian – it works fine once I adjust the numbers to match my xinput –list.

    I added a “flipped” orientation and a “next” command to rotate counter-clockwise – you can see my new version at http://gist.github.com/331086

  21. on 21 Mar 2010 at 3:29 pm Monir

    I have a question about HP TouchSmart tm2 laptop, Where is the “Home” , “End” keys located in the keyboard?! ..

    I’m planning to buy a new laptop, and I really use them ( Both Keys ) a lot while writing codes.

    Thanks for sharing your tries :)

  22. on 23 Mar 2010 at 10:49 am Brian Murray

    @Monir

    Fn and left arrow = Home
    Fn and right arrow = End
    Fn and up arrow = Page Up
    Fn and down arrow = Page Down

  23. on 05 Apr 2010 at 9:43 pm Ryan

    I Just wanted to let you know, I discovered a reliable method of always returing the correct x-input ids…

    ERASER=$(xinput –list | grep ‘Wacom ISDv4 E3 eraser’ | grep -o [0-9][0-9])
    STYLUS=$(($ERASER+1))
    TOUCH=$(xinput –list | grep ‘Wacom’ | grep -o [0-9][0-9] | grep -v $ERASER | grep -v $STYLUS)

    and just use $STYLUS and $TOUCH in place of your 10 and 12…

  24. on 17 May 2010 at 3:14 am Jonathan

    Brian, are you running the 32-bit or 64-bit version. I’ve seen some threads on the Ubuntu forums that say 64-bit flat out doesn’t work. I am considering ordering this laptop, but I will likely get 8GB of RAM, and I would assume that would mean I would need to install the 64-bit version. Thanks.

  25. on 17 May 2010 at 9:21 am Brian Murray

    @Jonathan – I am running the 64-bit version of Ubuntu and it does work. I’m rather shocked that people would believe that a whole release of Ubuntu “flat out doesn’t work”.

  26. on 24 May 2010 at 10:04 pm Woo

    With respect to the quote below, can someone share how to change the bios settings so that the function keys work (without fn key) so that F12 acts like F12? Thanks!

    “The keyboard is also rather interesting as the function keys have had their primary use changed to “action” keys. So pressing F12 turns off the wireless and does not act as F12. I ended up finding a BIOS setting though where this can be changed so that F12 acts like F12 and one must Fn + F12 to turn off the wireless.”

  27. on 27 May 2010 at 4:46 pm Brian Murray

    Esc then F10 to get into the BIOS. Go to the System Configuration section and look for “Action Keys Mode”. Unfortunately, it doesn’t change the Ins / Print Screen button so if you accidentally hit that one you are in for a surprise.

  28. on 30 May 2010 at 5:29 am Hans

    Brian, very helpful blog! Thanks!

    I tested ubuntu lucid on my hp tm2 and I just got one word: amazing!!! So much more responsive and faster than windows. First I wanted a dual boot but windows 7 simply got too annoying once I knew how fast it could be under lucid.

    However, I did not get everything to work.

    – I saw your script for rotating the screen. But where do I copy and past the script? Sorry to be ignorant here. :(
    – how can I enable multitouchscreen hand gestures like zoom and rotate, two finger scroll etc..

    I’m also struggling to understand how I can configure the wacom pen so that the button works as a right click.

    Grateful for any help!

  29. on 03 Jun 2010 at 7:17 pm Cereal Pirate

    just a note … you cam make launchers for the rotation if in fact this can be done from the terminal… I did just that with the gdm login hack and it works great.

    looking forward to getting one of these beauties in the future…. Lucid driver wise is awesome … not so much on the customization anymore =)

  30. on 11 Jun 2010 at 11:49 am RParr

    If I plan on running Ubuntu, is it best to purchase without the ATI graphics?

    I ask because, from the comments above, it appears you wind up having to turn the ATI module off to get good operation/performance.

  31. on 11 Jun 2010 at 12:27 pm Brian Murray

    @RParr – I bought mine without the ATI graphics card and I am not having any issues at all. The performance that I get is great.

  32. on 25 Jun 2010 at 9:19 am rose

    hi, i really wanted to purchase hp tm2, but the problem is…..there are no available stocks here in the philippines..=((…where and how can i purchase this item??

  33. on 01 Jul 2010 at 6:04 am The|Beige|Volvo

    First of all, thanks to Brian for posting this blog, which I read a couple of months ago when I was looking for a new laptop and it really gave me the confidence to get a TM2 – the hardware looked great, but I didn’t want to get a laptop that was going to be unlinuxable without a great deal more know-how than I currently possess.

    I just wanted to post for anyone in that same position now to say that the TM2 (1010ea UK version) runs just fine on a clean install of Lucid. The drivers are mostly there now. I need to write a couple of files to get the screen rotation working and to auto-disable the ATI graphics card when AC is unplugged as it more or less goes through 1% battery per minute :D
    HDMI out is also something that needs to be sorted manually, as is screen brightness adjustment.

    One thing I have to mention is the touchscreen sensitivity: it seems like it’s a bit unresponsive in Win7, but it’s really sensitive like an ipad when using Lucid. Might just have missed a setting somewhere in Windows, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

    Anyway, takehome message is that the TM2 runs Lucid great out-of-the-box. ;)

    Cheers.

  34. on 03 Jul 2010 at 1:17 pm DigitalDaz

    This is just great, thanks for all your work. What started out as me looking for an ipad alternative ended up with me buying the tm2 1010ea.

    I was happy to run it on Windows 7 that it came with, then I found this site :)

    Lucid here I come :)

  35. on 03 Jul 2010 at 2:00 pm RParr

    Well…my TM2 finally arrived; I like it.

    I have installed Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 and all updates to-date.

    Have not tried everything yet but basic operations, including using the pen, seem to work well with the 2.6.32-23 updated kernel installed.

    I am still having a problem with the touchpad. Everything works EXCEPT the psuedo-buttons do not work and the pad seems to be really sensitive (ie the mouse likes to jump around if my hands even get close to the pad). Does anyone know what I must do to get the buttons working or an alternative method of entering left-button, right-button, and especially, left-button-while dragging. For the moment I am stuck using the pen even in keyboard mode.

  36. on 03 Jul 2010 at 3:41 pm DigitalDaz

    RParr: I’m just making my windows 7 restore DVD’s now and I am going to try and install Lucid staight after they have burnt.

    I have been running on the 64bit livecd mode and the pad buttons seemed to work fine.

  37. on 06 Jul 2010 at 2:07 pm Rudolph

    Volvo —

    How did you get the ATI drivers to work? I did a clean install of Lucid (x86_64) and everything (for the most part!) works, with the exception of the brightness control and the ATI drivers.

    The ATI drivers, both from ubuntu and from ATI’s site, seem to install (modprobe fglrx shows the module loaded), but on reboot the machine seems to lock up as soon as it starts X11…

    Also, but more minor, how did you get the brightness controls working?

  38. on 08 Jul 2010 at 10:47 am Spuhkwezi

    I have the same laptop and recently installed the new Ubuntu to it as well. Touchscreen and pen are all working well without me having to do anything, but for some reason my wireless card isn’t even being detected. The orange light is on which usually means its just off but flipping the switch does nothing. I read your posts about f12 being a wireless off switch but I have tried that as well. Any other ideas, or do I need to switch is on while in BIOS? I’m really stumped because I have no Internet on it to see if there is an update needed…damn catch22…

  39. on 09 Jul 2010 at 1:04 pm Brian Murray

    @Spuhkwezi – If you still have Windows installed I’d make sure it is on there. I seem to recall reading some bug reports about wireless being deactivated in Windows causing issues for Ubuntu.

  40. on 10 Jul 2010 at 10:07 am mrquatre

    hello

    could you post your xorg please
    thank you

  41. on 14 Jul 2010 at 5:53 pm DJS

    I have my tm2 with Ubuntu 10.04, and it works brilliantly, except that the wireless doesn’t work. The wireless is on, only when I try to connect, it can’t and asks for the password again. I don’t understand exactly what is wrong, because it is the correct password.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks

  42. on 21 Jul 2010 at 9:00 pm rattboi

    I just ordered the Core i5 version of the Touchsmart tm2 w/ ATI graphics. I’m hoping to get everything working. Reading the bug report you gave on the wacom tablet, it sounds like it’s fixed upstream now. From what I’m reading, I’m assuming that the right-click issue is really all that’s left. I look forward to posting my results.

  43. on 30 Jul 2010 at 6:39 pm mutant

    I have had my TM2 2050 for a couple of weeks and I share the same problems regarding the buttons on the track pad. They only work if you click right where you can feel the edge of the pad and well away from the centre line (the pad has a middle button!). I have tried playing around with the X conf but this has not helped so far. If I find a solution I’ll post it here.

  44. on 30 Jul 2010 at 10:35 pm rattboi

    I’ve just received my Core i5 TM2 and it’s working great in Windows. I just booted off an Ubuntu LiveUSB I made w/ Unetbootin and I think basically everything is working. When I decide to install, I’m a little nervous about the partitioning because I don’t want to lose the windows stuff. Any suggestions?

  45. on 08 Aug 2010 at 6:40 pm George

    For a dual boot setup on a 500GB drive I basically have a Windows partition at 120GB , a Data partition which is also usually my largest at 300GB, and then my Ubuntu partition at 80GB.

    That is more than enough for either OS and gives you room to play as sometimes it is just easier to stay within your OS’s partition for certain tasks. I then map both Windows and Ubuntu for all of my documents, music, and whatnots to the Data partition. You can also configure Firefox to use once directory within your Data partition so no matter which OS you use you still have your bookmark and documents, etc.

  46. on 23 Aug 2010 at 10:50 am Lee Boone

    I’m running Lucid Lynx (Linux Kernel 2.6.32-24-generic) on my tm2 2050us and perfomance is quite good. However I’ve had a few issues.

    The Wireless card needs a proprietary driver to work properly. (Hopefully this will help some others who’ve not been able to get wireless to work) Plug in to a wired connection and go to System >> Administration >> Hardware Drivers

    (unresolved) I’ve tried the input rotation script but can’t get it to work. This may very well be because I’m new to linux. I’ve changed the settings to match my values and made the script executable, but when I run it, the screen does not rotate.

    (unresolved) when I boot up, the screen is black, as if the backlight is completely off. If I close and open the laptop, the screen turns on.

    (unresolved) if the machine hibernates, the touchscreen does not work after being woken up. (I’ve set it to not hibernate when I close the lid.)

    Any insights would be highly appreciated. =)

  47. on 13 Sep 2010 at 6:07 pm Neil

    I also have problems in Lucid with the touchscreen not functioning after suspend. Has anyone apart from Lee had these issues? I would be grateful for a solution.

    Other than that, very happy with the tm2, thanks very much Brian for blogging about it, that gave me the courage to make the purchase.

  48. on 28 Sep 2010 at 2:31 pm niels

    Can anyone publish how she/he got the ATI card working? On the link underneath one seems to indicate it worked, as well as ‘the beige volve’ in an earlier comment. I tried the restricted driver module and I compiled the driver from the ATI website but both ways left me with a frozen X on reboot..

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/631880

  49. on 30 Sep 2010 at 8:13 pm Arunanshu

    Has anyone figured out how the ATI card can be made to work? I also had a blank screen when I rebooted after installing the ATI restricted driver. I don’t mind low battery life but I need the ATI graphics card to work.

  50. on 02 Oct 2010 at 9:14 am Zander

    I haven’t tried it yet but this link has a process for using switchable graphics in Linux 10.10 which goes stable in early Oct.

    Worth a try: GPU to Onboard Graphics Switch

    http://asusm51ta-with-linux.blogspot.com/

  51. on 04 Oct 2010 at 5:11 am Luperus

    I found this blog very helpful after purchasing my TM2 this weekend, although I am running Windows and not Linux you helped me work out why my function keys “weren’t working”. Mine is mainly for photoshop use and the one thing the internet wouldn’t tell me (so I had to physically find one to test this) was that the pen has pressure sensitivity so was suitable for photoshop usage. Only problem I’m having is making Photoshop realise the back end of the pen is the eraser and not still the brush, it can be a bit hit and miss meaning I spend a lot of time waving my arm about before giving in and just hitting ‘e’.

    As for battery life, I’ve had mine on for 5 hours on full backlight, wifi on with videos and photoshop and I still have 25% battery life left… this little TM2 has left my Acers and my Dell in the dust for battery life. No heat issues either once I worked out that I kept leaning the fan on my lap in portrait mode and stopped it. (Heat and Battery life seems to be what failed my other laptops for ‘laptop use’ as they were too hot to place on my lap).

  52. on 10 Oct 2010 at 5:38 pm EBBY

    I pre-ordered the TM2 and it has been amazing for day one. I took mine to Afghanistan for 6 months over the summer period. No overheating problems and battery life is still excellent.
    I am now keen to leave windows behind as it breaks me. I have no experience of Linux. Can someone give me some pointers on where to get the information (detailed step by step) so I hope on the Linux bandwagon
    Many thanxs

  53. on 11 Oct 2010 at 8:40 pm Zander

    @EBBY

    As someone who’s taken awhile to transition into Linux, here’s my advice for making the switch:

    1. Load virtualbox onto your Windows Tm2.
    2. Go to ubuntu.org and download the desktop-generic style installation image.
    3. Create a virtualbox installation to play with and ease you into Linux gradually.
    3. (alternately) you can download the Ubuntu release and burn it to a cd. Then boot from that CD and use it without installing to your hard drive (ie as a LiveCD).
    4. Then when you’ve had some experience, load it fully onto your hard drive.

    Before doing any of this… back up all your important data to some other external drive or online service. I can’t emphasize this enough :P

    If you need more help post back here

  54. on 12 Oct 2010 at 5:20 am Zander

    Also, if anyone is having trouble with the Tm2t trackpad:

    I loaded tpconfig from Synaptic and checked my settings. Turns out that tapping in lower left of trackpad acts as left click and tapping lower right of trackpad acts as a right click button. Note that you tap rather than pushing in on the trackpad to use this feature :).

  55. on 12 Oct 2010 at 6:01 pm Azeem Michael

    It’s sad that you had to do all this work just to get your choice of Operating System, a task the computer manufacturer should have been doing for us. It’s a shame all these companies force us to buy their hardware with crappy Windows installed.

  56. on 09 Nov 2010 at 12:44 pm Juha

    I purchased my 2090eo version of Touchsmart and installed SSD drive with Lucid to via USB stick to my PC. Everthing went ok, but when I restarted PC from HD, it didn’t do anything. Even it didn’t allow me to go BIOS.

    I replaced the SSD with original HD (win7) –> worked properly. I tried SSD as an external drive and everything seems to work (1st asked my LVM password etc)

    Any I ideas?

  57. on 09 Nov 2010 at 12:46 pm Juha

    As and addition to previously post. There was 4 caps lock blinks (according to the HP site –> Some graphics are wrong).

  58. on 24 Nov 2010 at 7:38 pm J

    Just wondering, are you using any protective cover on your tm2? If so, which one did you buy that still gives you the full touch screen capabilities?

  59. on 29 Nov 2010 at 8:17 pm celer

    There is a bug for the mouse button click issue in ubuntu here:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/625546

    There is also a bug for the blank screen issue in ubuntu here:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/633596

  60. on 13 Jan 2011 at 11:14 am Nik

    Just installed ubuntu 10.10 and it’s all very nice (couldn’t cope with Windows 7’s dynamic disk partitioning so ended up throwing that out which is a shame since I wanted dual boot). Wacom pen works fine so they must have listened to your bug report :-)

    One thing that’s missing is a virtual keyboard – on windows if you press any input field it pops up a icon which will bring up a virtual keyboard if pressed – know of anything similar on Linux?

  61. on 28 Feb 2011 at 7:53 am nico

    Hello !
    Answer to Nik : try the virtual keyboard “cellwriter”. It has 2 modes : a Keyboard, and a handwritting recognition. It’s maybe not as performant as Windows’ one but it work very well.

    I also installed ubuntu 10.10 on a tm2-2150. I have also the problems listed above (and quite sucking…) :
    * Trackpad : no right-click available, and no multitouch
    * Blank screen sometimes after boot, or after sleep.

    I will try this evening to downgrade to 10.04, since i have the feeling, that people have less problems with the trackpad under 10.04. I will let youknow.

  62. on 28 Mar 2011 at 8:16 am Carlos

    Hi there!I just submitted a bug report for the Finger print reader! bug # 744310 in launchpad.net. I hope you can collaborate! Cheers

  63. on 02 Apr 2011 at 9:40 am clueless wonder

    Hello all.
    I don’t know much about my tm2 just that I enjoy using it for my graphic projects. However when I turned it on today nothing came up on the screen, it may be over heated, but it has also been having alot of random shutdowns when I’m online. Just wondering is there anything that will prevent this.

  64. on 07 May 2011 at 6:26 pm Chen He Ting

    For ATI graphic,
    Download at below link and follow the installation instruction.
    http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx?type=2.4.1&product=2.4.1.3.42&lang=English

  65. on 16 Jun 2011 at 7:00 am Carlos

    @Clueless wonder

    I think you have ubuntu 11.04 and is a problem with the driver of the Wireless BCM4313. Check: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1750283

    Install the latest property driver through the additional driver program. And if it still gives you trouble download the latest driver:
    http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/bcmwl-kernel-source

  66. on 16 Jun 2011 at 7:01 am Carlos

    By the way, did anybody tried the Catalyst ATI driver (11.4 or 11.5) in this computer? It seems on that supports the hybrid cards.

  67. on 05 Sep 2011 at 1:55 pm nico

    Hej.

    You did not mention anything about the network adapter. It is a Gigabit card, under windows it works really like a Gb card, but under Ubuntu Maverick, it works like a 100Mb card.
    Do you encounter the problem as well ?

  68. on 15 Nov 2011 at 2:18 am Carlos

    Hey nico,

    I tried the network on Windows and I cannot get more than 72 MB, the same on Ubuntu. Maybe is a problem with my internet contection. But for me 72 MB is more than enought of what I need.

    On the other hand check this forum: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/broadcom-4313-80211-bgn-adapter-connecting-at-g/2356bc8f-8cb6-43d5-927f-a0a9198d0368 seems that not even in windows you can get more that 65 or 72 MB.

    Maybe one day Broadcom would realease better drivers.

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