EverexStepNoteXT5000T

Hardware details

  • Everex Stepnote XT5000T
  • AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-50 1.6 GHz
  • 2048MB Memory (Using both slots)
  • 100 GB HDD - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm / 160 GB HDD - Serial ATA-150 Western Digital - 5400 rpm
  • DVD-ROM/DVD-RW/CD-RW Dual Layer Combo Drive
  • 17" XGA TFT Screen
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7600 with 256MB VRam

  • 56K Modem
  • LAN 10/100
  • Atheros 5006EG 802.11b/g
  • USB 2.0 (3 ports)
  • DVI-I
  • S-Video
  • Microphone Port
  • Headphone Port
  • IEEE1394 FireWire port

  • ExpressCard 54

  • 4 in 1 Card reader
  • US Keyboard (with additional oddly placed buttons and numpad)
  • 2 Button Glide Pad
  • Built in speakers - left, right and a center subwoofer
  • Realtek ALC885 High-Definition Audio Codec

Notes

  • Has a killswitch at the front to toggle WLAN (proprietary)
  • Has a volume wheel at the front for the volume (proprietary)
  • Has five buttons above the keyboard - Media launcher, Mail launcher, reduced power mode, internet launcher and power off

Installation Notes

  • Installed via downloaded Ubuntu LiveCD.

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

Gutsy 7.10

Hardy Heron

Jaunty 9.04

Installation Successful

Yes

Yes

Yes

Screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes

Yes

3D Acceleration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Use of restricted nVidia Drivers (must be connected to Internet to turn on)

External monitor works?

Yes

Untested

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hibernates?

Yes

N/A

Yes

Sleep

Yes

N/A

Yes

Dim monitor on battery power and Blank monitor on inactivity

Monitor dims ONLY when restarted on battery power.

Yes

Yes

Lid close

If powered - default is blanks monitor, If set to suspend - suspends but doesn't seem to be rewakeable

Untested

blanks monitor by default, if set to suspend - suspends and rewakes successfully

CPU Frequency Scaling

Untested

N/A

Untested

Sound

Sound works?

No

Yes (see note)

Yes (see note)

Easily corrected via the following directions - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=506303

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Note this is after changing the config file as noted above

Hardware volume switch

No

No

No

the Fn combinations work, but the sound wheel doesn't for either main speakers, nor headset

Headphone jack

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mic jack

Untested

Untested

Yes

Line-in jack

Untested

Yes

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wireless NIC

Yes (see note)

Yes (see note)

Yes (with either madwifi or ath5k driver)

Use of restriced Atheros/madwifi Drivers

PCMCIA NIC

N/A

N/A

N/A

Laptop has no PCMCIA slot

ExpressCard 54

Untested

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes (see note?)

Yes (see note?)

Yes

The scroll distance does not scale to the pad so it takes many touchpad strokes to cross the distance of the screen

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

No

Yes

Yes

Touchpad clicking very sensitive(changing sensitivity settings and double-click threshold settings for mouse helps)

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Yes

Yes

Untested (maybe N/A)

External mouse - USB

Untested

Untested

Yes

External mouse - Serial

N/A

N/A

N/A

Laptop has no serial port

Additional Hardware

CD/DVD drive

Yes

Untested

Yes

PCMCIA cards

N/A

N/A

N/A

Laptop has no PCMCIA slot

Parallel port

N/A

N/A

N/A

Laptop has no LPT port

SD Card Reader

Untested

Untested

Untested

S-Video

Untested

Untested

Untested

DVI-Out

No

Untested

Untested

Use of Envy fixes problem - http://www.albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html

WLAN Kill Switch

No

No

No

Probably proprietary - not output from either acpi_listen nor in xev nor in /lib/udev/keymap -i input/event5 when I flip it (right/left), although it does turn on/off the front panel led for wifi, but has absolutely no effect in Linux

Volume Wheel

No

No

No

Probably proprietary (same as note on WLAN switch above - has no effect in Linux, and I don’t think alsa is going to fix/support this anytime in the near future either

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Key code

Works?

Bug #

Gutsy 7.10

Hardy Heron

Jaunty 9.04

+F1

Sleep

Untested

Untested

Yes

+F3

Toggle LCD/Display

Untested

Untested

Yes

+F5

Toggle Touchpad On/Off

0x65

No

Untested

Yes (see note)

Installed pitti's ppa Jaunty "udev-extras" pkg and added udev-extras keymap + rule. See: Bug #400921 on Launchpad. Additionally, you will need to bind this key with "xbindkeys" to some external tool/app/script to toggle Touchpad function, similar to notes below on brightness up/down Fn keys (todo)

+F6

Mutes or Unmutes Sound

Yes

Yes

Yes

+F8

Decreases the display brightness

0x7F

No

Untested

Yes (see note)

see Bug #400921 linked above for details of installing "nvclock" and writing ~/.xbindkeysrc file and running xbindkeys to make brightness up/down work because this video dimming feature is not supported in gnome-power-manager and smartdimmer has bug with increasing brightness which has not yet been fixed

+F9

Increases the display brightness

0x6F

No

Untested

Yes (see note)

same as note above

+F10

Decreases volume

Yes

Yes

Yes

+F11

Increases Volume

Yes

Yes

Yes

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Key code

Works?

Bug #

Gutsy 7.10

Hardy Heron

Jaunty 9.04

Power Button

Shut down/Hibernate Unit (depends on user setting)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Media Button

Launches Media Player

0x5C

Yes

Untested

Yes (see note)

see note above for Bug #400921

Mail Button

Launches Mail Application

0xEC

Yes

Untested

Yes (see note)

see note above for Bug #400921

Reduced Power Button

Toggles Reduced Power Mode

0x67

No

Untested

Yes (see note)

see note above for Bug #400921. Additionally, you will need to bind it with "xbindkeys" to some external tool/app/script to toggle fan/cpu speed (todo)

Internet Button

Lauches Browser

0xB2

Yes

Untested

Yes (see note)

see note above for Bug #400921

LaptopTestingTeam/Old/EverexStepNoteXT5000T (last edited 2010-02-26 21:04:42 by primes2h)