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Thread: SuSe 10.3 suitability for Hasee laptop

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    fdhionly NNTP User

    Default SuSe 10.3 suitability for Hasee laptop

    Hi everyone,

    I bought a Hasee laptop on Ebay that was supposed to be pre-installed with Ubuntu. From what I have been able to test, the sound card and the wireless do not appear to be working. This is my first laptop, but I have used various versions of Linux for awhile.

    This is the hardware included in my laptop:

    * Model :- HP520
    * Processor :- Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo T5250 (1.5G), Mobile Intel GL960 chipset
    * Processor Speed :- 1.5GMHz, 2MB L2, 667MHz FSB
    * Memory (RAM) :- 1GB DDR2 - 667MHz Dual Channel
    * Hard Drive :- 120GB SATA
    * Primary Drive :- 8X DVDRW
    * LCD Panel :- 14.1 inch Wide Screen WXGA Display (1280x800)
    * Webcam :- Built in 130K pixel video camera
    * Network Card :- Built in 10-100M Network Card, 1x RJ45
    * Wireless Networking Cards :- 802.11b/g
    * Sound Options :- Integrated High Definition Audio
    * Graphics Card :- Intel GMA X3100
    * I/O Ports :- 3 USB2.0, 1 Headphone / Mic, 1 VGA, 1 IEEE1394a (Firewire), 1 Built in 4-in-1 memory card reader, 1x S-video
    * PCMCIA :- 1x Express Card


    My questions are:

    1) Are there any known issues I need to compensate for with the hardware I have listed to run it on SuSe 10.3?

    2) Is there somewhere in the forum that lists step by step a procedure I can go through to test all the hardware and features of this laptop, so I can post it for the benefit of others?

    3) Are there differences between using the live version of SuSe 10.3 and the one for installation?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: SuSe 10.3 suitability for Hasee laptop

    I would install 11.0 - especially because you're sporting the X3100 display adapter which is supported better by the newer Intel drivers and it's only 8 days now.

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    Default Re: SuSe 10.3 suitability for Hasee laptop

    Thankyou for participating in our forum.

    Reference your laptop in general, please check out our stickie ...
    WELCOME to LAPTOP thead area - openSUSE Forums
    ... that stickie referenced above has links to Linux web sites, where users have shared their experience with various laptops.

    Quote Originally Posted by fdhionly View Post
    From what I have been able to test, the sound card ... do not appear to be working. ..........
    * Sound Options :- Integrated High Definition Audio
    My guess is your sound is easy to fix. Please follow the openSUSE audio troubleshooting guide:
    SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE

    Please post here if you have any problems with that guide (ie you still don't have sound having worked through it). In such a case, please post here the URL created and provided by audio troubleshooting guide's diagnostic scripts:
    Diagnostic scripts to run for sound configuration analysis

    and also in case your sound still does not work after trying the guide, also post here the output of:
    rpm -qa '*alsa*'
    rpm -q libasound2
    uname -a
    cat /etc/modprobe.d/



    Quote Originally Posted by fdhionly View Post
    From what I have been able to test, ... the wireless do not appear to be working.
    * Wireless Networking Cards :- 802.11b/g
    Reference getting your laptop wireless to work, you may have more luck asking for help here on our wireless sub forum. ...

    But you could find out more information on the wireless device in your laptop, by typing in a konsole with root permissions:
    lspci
    and paste output here. If you see your wireless in that "lspci" list, you could even type "lspci -v" to get more verbose information on that card. Armed with more specific information on your laptop, it may be possible to provide you guidance so you can get the wireless working.

    If lspci does not show your laptop's wireless device, then try:
    lsusb
    if you get an error trying lsusb, ensure that you have the application usbutils installed and try again if necessary.

    But again, you may be better off starting a new post in our wireless subforum.

    Good luck.

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