HP Touchsmart 300

Ok, the reason I went with opensuse is because it supposedly was operational for the touchsmart line of computers. Well, not only is my touchscreen not working, but the wifi is dead as well and the sound. Has anyone had any success with the touchsmart 300? If so, can I get some suggestions or guides?



For the touch screen, take a look at this old guide, which has not yet been updated and hence not moved to the normal wiki area: SDB:Howto install OpenSuSE on HP tx2-xxxx laptops - openSUSE

For the wireless, I recommend you start a new thead in the wireless area of our forum.

For the sound, I would like to try and help you, but I’m not familiar with this hardware and I need more information. Please, can you provide more information, as noted in your multimedia stickie: Welcome to multimedia sub-area (please read the stickies for every forum area you visit).

I’ll quote the relevant parts for you:

please post … providing in your post the following information:


and select the SHARE/UPLOAD option and after the script finishes it will give you a URL to pass to the support personnel. Please post here the output URL/website-address that gives. Just the URL/website-address. You may need to run that script twice (the first time with root permissions to update in the /usr/sbin directory, and the second time to get the URL).
Note if for some reason that gives you no website/url/address then run it with the no-upload option:

/usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh --no-upload

and post the file /etc/alsa-info.txt it creates to Pastebin.com and press SUBMIT on that site and again post here the URL/website-address it provides.

… some clarification on running the script “alsa-info.sh” … when you run:


you should get something like this (if it asks for an update, select NO):

followed by this (select the SHARE/UPLOAD option):

followed by this (its quickest if you simply select ‘NO’ to seeing the output - you will see it on the web page) :

followed by this (where in RED is the URL).

Just post the URL you get (similar to the RED URL in my example, but yours will be different).

Again, if you can not get that, then run this with the no upload option:

/usr/sbin/alsa-info.sh --no-upload

which will create the file /tmp/alsa-info.txt. Copy that file and paste it on Pastebin.com and press submit. That will give you a URL address. Please post that URL here.

Also provide the following:

  • in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: rpm -qa ‘alsa#and post output here
  • in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: rpm -qa ‘pulse#and post output here
  • in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: rpm -q libasound2 #and post output here
  • in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: uname -a #and post output here
  • for openSUSE-11.2 or newer
    , in a terminal, or xterm, or konsole, type: cat /etc/modprobe.d/50-sound.conf #and post output here>

Not much luck yet, like I said, it’s an hp touchsmart 300. So, we might have some differences. I have posted in the wifi and multimedia section. I was just kind of hoping someone had a complete install they could pass on.

OK, I noted the sound here: Hp touchsmart 300

Please reply to any suggestions/questions reference sound in THAT thread and not this one.