i am currently "wasting" some my time to figure out, how to get Fedora run smoothly on an HP2133.
I will try to update my report on a regular basis:
How it went:
I used (or tried to) a Netinst-image, as the livecds won't work (neither 9 or 10!). Pitfully, the netinst of F10 gave some crypted error, before it began copying the file on the disk.
So I had to use a netinst of F9, installed it*, and updated then using YumUpgrade (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq
). Ignore the advice to remove the xorg.conf. You need to tell X to use the vesa driver. Using the openchrome driver your system will crash!
*If you want to use F9 for now: You have to grab updates first before starting X. Without not even the vesa driver will get the job done!
X using Vesa - WORKING
Wired NIC - WORKING (module tg3)
Wireless NIC - NOT WORKING (module b43)
SOUND - NOT WORKING (module snd_hda_intel)
Suspend/Hibernate/Resume - WORKING
CPUscaling - WORKING
Hotkeys (Fn+F1,F3.F4,F8,F10,F11) - WORKING
Fn+F2 - NOT WORKING (guess due to the use of vesa)
Fn+F6 - NOT WORKING
USB - WORKING
HP_DriveGuard - is this hardware or win based????
SD-CARD - WORKS
FAN never really seems to stop .... any ideas?
Right, I'll continue my efforts.
Some links, I will try first:
Any joining will be welcomed
Update on WLAN
That was quite easy:
1. You need to get the latest firmware of the wireless NIC
currently: wget http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/b...0.10.5.tar.bz2
(or look up at: http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/
2. tar xjf broadcom-wl-220.127.116.11.tar.bz2
3. cd broadcom-wl-18.104.22.168/driver
4. b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta_mimo.o
NOTE: I don't know why, but the WLAN ist quite slow. NetworkManager says, connection speed is 1 Mbit, my AP says 36 Mbit (which would be ok), tough the download speed is somewhere 200-50 kb/sec. As I have a 16Mbit-DSL-connection, this is too slow.
NOTE2: That is not Fedoras or the drivers default, but the of my AP (AVM FritzBox 7270). I just tested it with another AP, everything is fine!
Update on sound
Also, no big deal.
Place this line
options snd-hda-intel model=laptop
into /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base (create the file, if not existent)