Saturday, January 10, 2009

Yes, it's working!!

I was almost ready to throw my Hp 2133 out of the window due all the problems with it and Linux. But i finally got it working on Ubuntu, the blog reader "Thibault" told me his Ubuntu 8.10 works perfect but he installed Ubuntu 8.04 and used the built-in release upgrader to upgrade it to 8.10, so i took his advice and tried it... And surprisingly it worked just fine, but ju need to add live forcevesa But people on forums in registered to reported Ubuntu 8.10 should work without installing 8.04 and using the upgrader.

NOTE: You need to add live forcevesa and you cannot install when using the latest BIOS, you need to downgrade. F02 worked fine for me.

Wireless and Bluetooth - Wireless works after installing the recognized driver, bluetooth work out of the box .

Ethernet - Works out of the box

Sound - Works out of the box (I've noticed that sound can be turned up to a volume that the speakers cannot handle, be careful.)

Cardreader - Works out of the box

Graphic - The Via driver still got a lot to go, the vesa driver works better then i tought it would, Youtube and videos with small resolution works great. Driver guide will arrive be patient.

Webcam and mic - Webcam works out of the box with Cheese, to install go to the app guide. Mic didn't work with skype and some other application.

We got a new Moderator on the blog who got everything working on his 2133, including 3d. Welcome Alan.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 Game guide

Please note: to play these games you may have to have the latest (or beta) graphic driver installed to be able to play, please post your excperience.

PokerTH is a poker game, you can play the popular "Texas Hold'em" poker variant against up to six computer-opponents or play network games with people all over the world. PLEASE NOTE: ALL PACKAGES LISTED BELOW IS NEEDED!!

Download PokerTH
Download Data
Download PokerTH-Server
After download just hit install.

Tile Racer
Tile Racer is a freeware 3D stunt racing game which features realistic car physics and an in game track editor to create new maps to race on. PLEASE NOTE: ALL PACKAGES LISTED BELOW IS NEEDED!!

Download Tile Racer
Download Tile Racer-Data Data
After download just hit install.

OpenAlchemist is a new reflexion game which looks like Tetris but where you can take your time. Be a crazy alchemist and try to make new objects from those you get from the sky. PLEASE NOTE: ALL PACKAGES LISTED BELOW IS NEEDED!!

Download OpenAlchemist
Download OpenAlchemist-Data
After install just hit install.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Problems after problems

I still haven't got Ubuntu 8.10 working which is very surprising for me, never had these problems before. When i boot and try to start the live CD i get Kernel Panic, tried booting into different boot options but with no success, i also read on Ubuntu's wiki page and it says that everything should works fine... I have also tried with different BIOS updates like F02,F03,F04,F05 with no result.
I was able to install Puppy Linux and Damn Small Linux, but they really look like crap and i rather run Windows seven on it which works terrific. Can someone please confirm their Hp 2133 is working with Ubuntu 8.10? Im still working on it..