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Re: [opensuse] HP nx6125
  • From: "Andre Truter" <andre.truter@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 02:42:34 +0200
  • Message-id: <173f0b9f0604271742n5ebd77fw16bb47da13175340@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 4/27/06, H du Plooy <koffiejunkielistlurker@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Is anybody using this notebook with any of the (Open)SUSE 10.0 release
> candidates? If so, what are your experiences?

I have a nx6125 running SuSE 10.0 Prof at the moment (Started with 9.3)
I have had very good experience with it under SuSE 10.0, the only
major problems I have had under SuSE 10 is that suspend does not work
(known BIOS issue) and the modem does not work (Stupid ATI modem).
I believe both issues can be solved by spending a bit of time on it,
but I never bothered.

> My issues, broadly, are:
> 1. PCMCIA only works with a card if the card was plugged in *before*
> booting SUSE.

I don't think I have used the PCMIA before, so I cannot comment here.

> 2. Wireless: When I copy large amounts of data over wireless network,
> either with the onboard controller (broadcom, ndiswrapper) or a PCMCIA
> Netgear WG511T (atheros, madwifi), I will get a console message
> popping up in KDE saying something like "this computer will now shut
> down" - almost like someone did a shutdown -h now in the background.
I did have this problem, but it happened not only when copying large
amounts of data. If you have a look at your log files you shoudl see
that the powersaved system (IIRC) triggers the shutdown because it
thinks the system is overheating.
The default trip levels used are incorrect. You need to tell it to
use thermal trip levels from your profiles.

In /etc/sysconfig/powersave/thermal, set ENABLE_THERMAL_MANAGEMENT="kernel"

That solved it for me. I am copying whole iso images over the onboard
wireless Lan without any problems.

> 3. Wired (broadcom gigabit, tg3) network doesn't work at all.

I have had no problems. Works perfectly on my machine.

> 4. Sound: It works lovely in general, very sweet sounding card, but
> it seems like sound mixing is tempramental. I don't know if the card

I have had no sound problems. Playing music and DVD's without any
problems. Sound system even handles multiple sound streams
simultaneously, if the two applications usiing the sound system allow
Some applications seems to lock the sound system and do not allow
other apps to use the sound system while it is using it. I think
Rhythmbox is like that.
So your problem might be due to applications/soundsystem used and not hardware.


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