HPPaviliontx1220ca

Note: Although this system is 64-bit, I am using a 32-bit version of Ubuntu (8.04 Alpha 4)

Current Issues

  • Compiz-fusion only works only with TwinView (not Xinerama) using nVidia proprietary drivers. This is bug #231697.

System Info

 system-manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
system-product-name: HP Pavilion tx1000 Notebook PC
system-version: Rev 1
bios-version: F.13 (later upgraded to F.1D using Vista)

Hardware details

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS

in Hardy (current development)

Screen

Untested

Yes

Touchscreen

Untested

Yes. Calibration tools included in current, official binary drivers, script invoking xrandr with rotation options helps too. Rotation does not need re-callibration.

Correct resolution?

Untested

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

Untested

Yes

3D Acceleration

Untested

Yes

External monitor works?

Untested

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Untested

Yes

Hibernates?

Untested

Yes, only with latest Nvidia binary drivers installed with envyng-gtk

Suspend

Untested

Yes, only with latest Nvidia binary drivers installed with envyng-gtk

Dim monitor on battery

Untested

Yes

Blank monitor on inactivity

Untested

Untested

Lid Close

Untested

Yes

Cpu frequency scaling

Untested

Yes

Sound

Sound works?

Untested

Yes

Correct volume?

Untested

Yes

Hardware volume switch

Untested

Yes, but mute button light inconsistent with state

Headphone jack

Untested

Yes, needs manual config - see notes

Mic jack

Untested

Yes

Networking

Wired NIC

Untested

Yes

Wireless NIC

Untested

Yes, with ndiswrapper + Windows drivers

PCMCIA NIC

N/A

N/A

Firewire

N/A

N/A

Bluetooth

Untested

Yes

Modem

Untested

Untested

Infrared

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Untested

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Untested

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Untested

No

External mouse - USB

Untested

Yes

External mouse - Serial

Untested

N/A

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Serial

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

Untested

Not tried yet. Most likely an AES1610. Fprint project, Ubuntu packages, How to

CD/DVD drive

Untested

Yes

PCMCIA cards

N/A

N/A

Parallel Ports

N/A

N/A

Card reader(s)

Untested

Yes

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS?

in Hardy (current development)?

+ Space

Untested

Nothing

+ Esc

Untested

Nothing

+ F1

Untested

Open Help

+ F2

Untested

Open Print dialog

+ F3

Untested

Open web browser

+ F4

Untested

Untested

+ F5

Untested

Untested

+ F6

Untested

Untested

+ F7

Untested

Untested

+ F8

Untested

Untested

+ F9

Untested

Untested

+ F10

Untested

Untested

+ F11

Untested

Untested

+ F12

Untested

Untested

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Gutsy (current development)

KEY

Untested

Untested

Notes

Initial installation

  • Although this is a 64-bit system, tests were performed using i386.
  • If using Feisty/Gutsy, before starting the installer add noapic to the kernel options

Sound

There are two headphone jacks of which one is also S/PDIF. None of them works out of the box.

The chipset used is Realtek ALC861-VD. After going through many online resources, Hardy alpha 4 already comes with the alsa drivers many recommend to download & compile manually - so no need to install anything. Adding either of the following to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base worked for me: options snd-hda-intel model=hp or options snd-hda-intel model=3stack-dig

The docs at /usr/share/doc/alsa-base/driver/ALSA-Configuration.txt (after gunzipping the file) confirmed these two options should word, since this laptop does have 3 jacks:

        ALC861VD/660VD
[...]
          3stack-dig    3-jack with SPDIF OUT
[...]
          hp            HP TX1000
[...]

I also noticed a hissing sound in the headphones once they worked. I was able to make it go away by muting the "Front Mic" volume control.

LCD Screen buttons

None of the buttons on the LCD screen side work out of the box. It's interesting to note QuickPlay used to be powered by a Linux partition that would start very quickly and play audio, video and DVDs. The latest versions run on Windows and required a full OS boot.

Mapping them to commands in Ubuntu (like screen rotation) requires knowing their scancodes, creating commands in metacity and mapping such scancodes to the commands.

Here is blue-lighted keys description and their scancodes (N/A if none generated):

screen_buttons.png

Ref.

Scancode

Function

Description

1

205

Rotate button

Rotates the screen image clockwise into 4 orientations: landscape primary, landscape secondary, portrait primary, and portrait secondary.

2

N/A

Mobility Center button

Opens Mobility Center.

3

N/A

Media button

Launches the QuickPlay program.

4

N/A

DVD button

Launches the DVD playback feature of the QuickPlay program.

There are also media buttons on the side, behind the LCD screen. Here is their description and scancodes:

media_screen_buttons.png

1

Previous/rewind button

Plays the previous track or chapter when the button is pressed once. Rewinds media when the button is pressed simultaneously with the fn key.

2

Play/pause button

Plays or pauses media.

3

Next/fast forward button

Plays the next track or chapter when the button is pressed once. Fast forwards media when pressed simultaneously with the fn key.

4

Stop button

Stops playback.

The only key I was able to map to an application (rotate script) was the "Media Button" (#3 of the blue keys). See:

Webcam

The webcam work out-of-the box, this may help make it visible to applications using the gstreamer back-end:

  1. Press Alt+F2, type gstreamer-properties and click execute.
  2. In the opened window go to the Video tab.

  3. Select V4L2 as input plugin and USB 2.0 camera as input device.

Touchscreen

  • Screen input: Although there are binary drivers for this specific touchscreen, I have not been able to make them work with Hardy. Will be posting existing docs later on.

  • Character recognition: CellWriter seems to be the application for character recognition. Starting with Ubuntu 8.04 it is part of the universe repository so it can be installed via standard tools (like synaptic or apt).

References


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