CompaqPresarioR3360us

I think my mother in law picked this up from costco and used it for a few years before breaking the power jack and a USB port before giving it to me (yea, I do think of this as a thoughtful gift, even though I had to fix it)

Current Issues (as of Intrepid Final)

  • 3D acceleration does not work with the fglrx module, only the generic ati/radeon module will allow you to use the display correctly. In fact, just installing the fglrx packages will cause it to only log in using graphics safe mode. I have not found a fix for this yet.
  • I have not gotten suspend to work and there's a 50% chance of unblanking the screen after closing and opening the lid (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/347022). If it does not unblank, I have to hold the power button until it turns off. I have not found a fix for this. Hibernate, however, seems to work fine.

  • The touchpad scrolling doesn't work.
  • Wireless works out of box during livecd usage, but after installing, you must install the restricted hardware driver using a wired ethernet connection. After installing, you manually modprobe module b43 in order to use the wireless each time you reboot the computer. To fix this, add b43 to the /etc/modules file--create a new line at the bottom of the file and add it there. This will automatically add the module when you start the computer.
  • When playing movies with totem, sound will come from the speakers and the headphone jack, even when muted. It is very quiet, but if you turn up the volume in totem, you can hear it clearly. If you change the volume control to PCM instead of master and mute it, movies are almost inaudible with the built in speakers, and are only slightly louder in the headphones. I have not tried it with other media players.

Current Issues (as of Jaunty Alpha 6)

  • After installing, desktop effects could be set to normal with minimal loss in performance. After installing the updates, this functionality was broken. At this point in time, I do not know which update it was that broke 3D accel. UPDATE: Install (or reinstall) the following packages: xserver-xorg-video-radeon xserver-xorg-video-radeon-dbg xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-ati-dbg. DO NOT install the fglrx package, even though it says that it is compatible with this chipset, it will display nothing but a bunch of lines on a black screen. After installing those packages, you can do normal desktop effects, but the hardware is no where near powerful enough for 3d gaming.
  • The touchpad scrolling doesn't work. Update(4/9/09):Touchpad scrolling started working on its own. It may have been an update that caused it to start working.
  • Wireless works out of box during livecd usage, but after installing, you must install the restricted hardware driver using a wired ethernet connection. After installing, you manually modprobe module b43 in order to use the wireless each time you reboot the computer. To fix this, add b43 to the /etc/modules file--create a new line at the bottom of the file and add it there. This will automatically add the module when you start the computer.
  • Using the card reader locks up system, forcing a hard reboot.
  • System will not wake from sleep or suspend, forcing a hard reboot. (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/347022)

  • Sound will come from the speakers and the headphone jack, even when you mute it using the volume control button on the taskbar. It is very quiet, but if you turn up the volume in totem (or the program that you are listening to), you can hear it clearly. If you change the volume control to PCM instead of master and mute it, the sounds are almost inaudible with the built in speakers, and are only slightly louder in the headphones.
  • When first enabling the external display, it tends to lock up X, forcing either a restart of the entire system or if you have enabled ctrl-alt-backspace, restarting X. I will try to investigate this further.

Current Issues (as of Jaunty Final)

  • Touchpad does not work.
  • Hotplugging USB mouse did not work. Had to switch to VC1 and ctrl-alt-delete to reboot. Then I was able to use the mouse.
  • No 3D acceleration at all out of the box, live cd or installed. See Jaunty Alpha 6 (above) for solution.
  • To use wireless, you must install the restricted hardware driver using a wired ethernet connection. After installing, you have to manually modprobe module b43 in order to use the wireless each time you reboot the computer. To fix this, add b43 to the /etc/modules file--create a new line at the bottom of the file and add it there. This will automatically add the module when you start the computer.

Current Issues (as of Jaunty Karmic Beta)

  • Desktop effects can be set to normal with minimal loss of perfoemance. Enabling advanced effects (desktop cube, wobbly windows, etc) will SEVERELY affect performance. 3D games are unplayable (tuxracer averaged 2-2.5 fps@800x600, all effects disabled (shadows, reflections, etc). Problem is hardware-related, not software. IGP 9000 is not designed for 3D rendering, it is a very basic card.
  • To use wireless, you must install the restricted hardware driver using a wired ethernet connection.
  • System will not wake from sleep or suspend, forcing a hard reboot. (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/347022)

  • Battery monitor shows battery capacity is 100%, when in reality, is closer to 5 or 10%. Battery life is approx 45 seconds.
  • Network-manager will not remember WPA key between reboots. I am investigating this problem.

Hardware details

Intrepid Final

Jaunty Alpha 6

Jaunty Final

Karmic Beta

Installation works?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

Intrepid Final

Jaunty Alpha 6

Jaunty Final

Karmic Beta

Screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

No

Somewhat, see issues above

Somewhat, see issues above

Somewhat, see issues above

External monitor works?

Untested

Yes

Untesetd

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Yes

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Yes

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Device

Works?

Bug #

Intrepid Final

Jaunty Alpha 6

Jaunty Final

Karmic Beta

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes, see issues above

Hibernates?

Yes

Untested

Untested

Untested

Suspends?

No

No

No

No

347022

Dim monitor on battery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Blank monitor on inactivity

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lid Close

No, see above

No, see suspend

No, see suspend

No, see suspend

Cpu frequency scaling

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Sound

Device

Works?

Bug #

Intrepid Final

Jaunty Alpha 6

Jaunty Final

Karmic Beta

Sound works?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hardware volume switch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Headphone jack

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

Mic jack

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

Networking

Device

Works?

Bug #

Intrepid Final

Jaunty Alpha 6

Jaunty Final

Karmic Beta

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wireless NIC

Yes, see note above

Yes, see issues above

Yes, see issues above

Yes, see issues above

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

Wireless-Yes, Wired-Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Only with USB adapter

Modem

N/A (removed during repairs)

Infrared

N/A

Touchpad & Mice

Device

Works?

Bug #

Intrepid Final

Jaunty Alpha 6

Jaunty Final

Karmic Beta

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes, very sensitive though

Yes

No

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

No

Yes

No

Yes

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

Yes, see issues above

Yes

External mouse - Serial

N/A

Docking Station/Port Replicator

Untested

Additional Hardware

Device

Works?

Bug #

Intrepid Final

Jaunty Alpha 6

Jaunty Final

Karmic Beta

CD/DVD drive

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Untested

Yes

Parallel Ports

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Card reader(s)

No

No, see issues above

No

No

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

Intrepid Final

Jaunty Alpha 6

Jaunty Final

Karmic Beta

+ F1

[?]

No

No

No

No

+ F2

No

No

No

No

+ F3

WWW

No

No

No

No

+ F4

External Screen

Untested

No

Untested

Untested

+ F5

Sleep

Yes, see issues above

Yes, see issues above

Yes, see issues above

Yes, see issues above

+ F6

Lock

No, mutes instead of locks

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ F7

Dimmer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ F8

Brighter

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ F9

Play/Pause

Untested

Yes, but only when Rhythm Box is already running

Yes, only when media application is running

Yes, only when media application is running

+ F10

Stop

Untested

Yes, but only when Rhythm Box is already running

Yes, only when media application is running

Yes, only when media application is running

+ F11

Next

Untested

Yes, but only when Rhythm Box is already running

Yes, only when media application is running

Yes, only when media application is running

+ F12

Previous

Untested

Yes, but only when Rhythm Box is already running

Yes, only when media application is running

Yes, only when media application is running

+ scroll

num lock

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ pause

break

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ insert

print screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

+ delete

sys req

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Hardware Keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

Intrepid Final

Jaunty Alpha 6

Jaunty Final

Karmic Beta

Mute

Mute

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Volume up

Volume up

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Volume down

Volume down

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Enable/disable touchpad

Enable/disable touchpad

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Enable/disable wifi

Enable/disable wifi

No

No

No

No

Notes

  • Unlike the other reports of linux on the R3000 and R3000z, I do not need to add any kernel params. Other had said they needed acpi=off and noapic to make the install finish. I have never needed those to get it installed.
  • Shared video RAM is set to maximum (128MB) in BIOS.
  • More detailed information about the system can be found here. Click on the distro for configuration at time of testing. Note--There are no changes between Jaunty A6 and Jaunty final.


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