Ubuntu 7.04 installation on HP Compaq 6515b notebook installation- AMD Turion(tm) 64 MK-38
Thanks for Voide referecne link. I have installed Ubuntu 7.04 on HP Compaq 6515b notebook .
Below are the How to and outstanding problem to share with you :
Ubuntu 7.04 install on HP Compaq 6515b notebook
AMD AMD Turion(tm) 64 MK-38、AMD M690T chipset、512M DDR2 667 RAM、80GB SATA Hard Drive、ATI Mobility Radeon Xpress 1270 display card、14 inch “WXGA”LCD display with 1280×800、
The Ubuntu live CD does not work with ATIMobility Radeon Xpress 1270 display card.
The BroadCOM wireless LAN ，does not work with Ubuntu too。
Download AMD 64 Ubuntu7.04 alternate ISO，burn to a CD. Boot the CD to start installation，choose text mode installation。Choose English language (don't choose Chinese ).
After install Ubuntu7.04 , you will see error message on X start up, then will drop you into text console.
Login and do the following :
1、ATI driver installation
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
sudo depmod -a
sudo aticonfig --initial
Reboot , you should see the gdm running and the X window will work 。
Remark:6515b display resolution is 1280x800.
2、Wireless LAN driver installation
disable bcm43xx driver
sudo rmmod bcm43xx
add the keneal driver into black list：
sudo vim /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
Add the line：
Go to HP website to download Windows XP driver for the wireless LAN card.
Extract the file under Windows XP, you will get a directory :
There are two driver version, one is 5.0 another is 6.0
I have not try the 6.0 version. But the 5.0 Version will work. If someone tested the 6.0 version, please let me know.
Copy it to your ubuntu home directory for ndiswrapper use later.
Now, atp-get diswrapper-utils-1.9
sudo ndiswrapper -i /the location of/SWSetup/the location of version5 driver/bcmwl5.inf
Check ndiswrapper driver :
sudo ndiswrapper -l
You should see :
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4312) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)
Write wlan0 to ndiswrapper alias
sudo ndiswrapper -m
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
Start netwrok admin tools to configurate the Wireless LAN:
System -> administration -> network
Finally, enable the system to load ndiswrapper when reboot.
add the line
The update manager will ask you to update the ubuntu.
But don't update the kernel to 2.6.20-16. I tred but the ndiswrapper did not work and the notebook will hang when reboot.
I don't know why.
1. APIC error
kernel: [ 1282.069369] APIC error on CPU0: 40(40)
This error message keep generated to fill up the syslog.
I have searched the web , but there are no real solution on this error.
Ubuntu and Debian only suggest to disable the APIC in kernel to prevent this error message happen.
But this is not a solution to the problem.
If a notbook runing with out APIC , you are lost all power management function. You battery will run out very quickly.
Also you will not be able to power down your notebook by shutdown command.
You have to press the power button to power off your notebook manually.
If any one have soltuion , please let me know.
2. Fringerprint : not working
Don't know where to get driver to make it work.
3. Suspend to RAM & Disk : Don't know how to set it up.
Any one can help to solve the above problem ?