Recently I install opensuse 11.0 on HP omnibook xe4500.
Default installation from DVD. Then update from network repositories was done. After update I found that no battary detected and Fn-brightnes keys are useless. And one more thing - reboot stops somewhere (endless). After looking on installed kernel (kernel-pae, kernel for machines with big RAM) I replaced it to default kernel by yast. And now it work OK - reboot is ok, battery detected, and brightnes keys are functional.
“hotkey-setup” from Packman repository was installed. But I remove this package and all works ok without it.
First, WELCOME to our forum. Thanks for the info !
I have a favour to ask … If you get the chance, can you update the openSUSE HCL for laptops, adding your model? HCL/Laptops/HP - openSUSE
If you find the wiki syntax too painful, if you pass me the info on your laptop, I can do the update for you. thanks!
Syntax is ok (at first glance), but there is no section for Omnibook XExxxx series. So I put info here.
Laptop: HP Omnibook xe4500 Installation source: OpenSuSE 11.0 DVD 32bit Update: from current network repositories (21 oct 2008)
Video: OK, 3d acceleration OK, no additional tuning Sound: OK, no additional tuning Ethernet: OK, no additional tuning Wireless: N/A Bluetooth: N/A InfraRed: recognized, not tested USB: OK, no additional tuning PCMCIA: recognized, not tested Modem: recognized, not tested Power Management: There are problems with battary, Fn-brightnes keys under PAE kernel. It seems OK with “kernel-default”. But sometimes ACPI return wrong values for battary paramerers, as mentioned somewhere on this forum. Suspend to RAM/disk features not tested.