Friday, October 05, 2007

HP Compaq nx7300

Had my replacment laptop today!

Now running a HP Cmpaq nx7300, 1 gig of ram, 80 gig hdd, Celeron CPU 1.86 g, shipped with Vista Basic.

First things first GOOD BYE VISTA, hello Ubuntu.

Machine runs nice and fast, but did have a problem getting wireless to work straight away, but after finding/downloading the following files into /lib/firmware/, then restarting all worked ok
  • bcm43xx_initval05.fw
  • bcm43xx_initval06.fw
  • bcm43xx_initval07.fw
  • bcm43xx_initval08.fw
  • bcm43xx_initval09.fw
  • bcm43xx_initval10.fw
  • bcm43xx_microcode5.fw
  • bcm43xx_pcm5.fw

will update here if i have any other probs.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

KWorld VS-DVBT 355U-G Ubuntu

Having installed ubuntu i would like to try out the media side of things so i thought i would just connect my freeview dvb stick, this did nothing, so after a while searching the net i think i have managed to put together the solution.

1) Run the terminal (Applications, Accessories, Terminal)
2) Type 'sudo apt-get install mercurial linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential' press enter
Type 'hg clone' press enter
Type 'cd v4l-dvb' press enter
5) Type 'make' press enter
Type 'sudo make install' press enter
7) Reset the machine

Now just the testing phase!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ubuntu Linux 7.04

After many years of uming and aring about Linux i have finally taken the plunge