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Thread: HP 2133 + OpenSuSE 11.0 (vs SLED)

  1. #1
    iwantflashcards NNTP User

    Default HP 2133 + OpenSuSE 11.0 (vs SLED)


    I have just got OpenSuSE 11.0 working on my HP 2133.

    I think the OS is much better now, I can play movies, use Skype, get
    the webcam, microphone working etc.

    However I still have some issues

    1)The resolution is somehow off. Does anybody have a link where I can
    find valid resolutions for the HP2133. I have messed around with various
    resolutions, but it just doesnt look right - stretched etc.

    Also, in SLED, there was a nice resolution switcher in the system tray
    - is there such a thing for SuSE 11.0 ?

    In addition to this, I have failed to get the via chrome9 drivers to
    work with "3D" - has anybody managed this on SuSE 11.0? It seems to
    complain a lot when compiling. I will try it again at some point.

    2)Wireless networking

    I am now using the "hybrid" driver, for the internal wireless card. It
    will not work with the standard broadcom drivers (I have already checked
    the PCI ids etc) However I would really like to use the wireless network
    search tool which was in SLED. This popped up on mousemove on the system
    tray a list of current networks and their signal strength, whether they
    were encrypted, at a glance.

    I am now having to resort to "iwpriv eth1 scanning" to get my list of
    networks.

    Anybody know what tool this was?


    Also I need to load the driver every time suse starts. Is there any
    command I can do to integrate the driver into the SuSE files, rather
    than doing a manual insmod ./*drivername* from the directory I installed
    each time I restart. Modprobe does not see it. I have tried sysconfig
    and load modules on start, but either it does not accept the path or
    something errors out.



    3)SLED recovery disk

    Is there a SLED recovery image available? I know you can download the
    iso from novell.com but is there anything you can download which
    restores the hp2133 back to its factory settings with all configurations
    already complete?

    I think there is a similar thing for windows. There is an iso on the
    website but it does not contain a recovery image, just a lot of rpms.


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  2. #2
    Malcolm NNTP User

    Default Re: HP 2133 + OpenSuSE 11.0 (vs SLED)

    Quote Originally Posted by iwantflashcards
    I have just got OpenSuSE 11.0 working on my HP 2133.

    I think the OS is much better now, I can play movies, use Skype, get
    the webcam, microphone working etc.

    However I still have some issues

    1)The resolution is somehow off. Does anybody have a link where I can
    find valid resolutions for the HP2133. I have messed around with various
    resolutions, but it just doesnt look right - stretched etc.

    Also, in SLED, there was a nice resolution switcher in the system tray
    - is there such a thing for SuSE 11.0 ?

    In addition to this, I have failed to get the via chrome9 drivers to
    work with "3D" - has anybody managed this on SuSE 11.0? It seems to
    complain a lot when compiling. I will try it again at some point.

    2)Wireless networking

    I am now using the "hybrid" driver, for the internal wireless card. It
    will not work with the standard broadcom drivers (I have already checked
    the PCI ids etc) However I would really like to use the wireless network
    search tool which was in SLED. This popped up on mousemove on the system
    tray a list of current networks and their signal strength, whether they
    were encrypted, at a glance.

    I am now having to resort to "iwpriv eth1 scanning" to get my list of
    networks.

    Anybody know what tool this was?


    Also I need to load the driver every time suse starts. Is there any
    command I can do to integrate the driver into the SuSE files, rather
    than doing a manual insmod ./*drivername* from the directory I installed
    each time I restart. Modprobe does not see it. I have tried sysconfig
    and load modules on start, but either it does not accept the path or
    something errors out.



    3)SLED recovery disk

    Is there a SLED recovery image available? I know you can download the
    iso from novell.com but is there anything you can download which
    restores the hp2133 back to its factory settings with all configurations
    already complete?

    I think there is a similar thing for windows. There is an iso on the
    website but it does not contain a recovery image, just a lot of rpms.
    Hi

    1) When running the sax2 tool, were you able to select the correct
    screen size, aspect ratio and physical dimensions? A look here may also
    help for setting your dpi etc;
    Optimal Use of
    MS TrueType Core Fonts for a KDE Desktop on SuSE


    2) If you look in the following directory;
    Code:
    ls /lib/modules/`uname -r`
    Is there a directory called updates? If not as root user create one and
    put you ko file in this directory and run the following command;
    Code:
    sudo /sbin/depmod -aq
    Then ensure the module name is in the modules to load at boot option
    in /etc/sysconfig/kernel file. Note just the module name without
    the .ko at the end.

    3) Suggest you contact your supplier for this.

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    openSUSE 11.1 x86 Kernel 2.6.27.7-9-default
    up 21:24, 3 users, load average: 0.12, 0.22, 0.26
    GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 180.22


  3. #3
    iwantflashcards NNTP User

    Default Re: HP 2133 + OpenSuSE 11.0 (vs SLED)


    I will try your suggestions, many thanks.

    I think I have found the resolution switcher, but now I just need the
    wlan monitor and I'm away.

    I'm actually probably going to use a wireless usb wlan adaptor instead
    so I can do monitoring with kismet.


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