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SuSe 8.2 on the Pavilion zd7000

Matthew Coats
Occasional Contributor

SuSe 8.2 on the Pavilion zd7000

Everything worked out ok. I had a few problems:

-The modem was not detected. Which is ok with me.
(If you need the modem, for $15.00 you can get a driver from Linuxant.com, free driver only goes to 14.4kbps).
I did not buy the wireless card because it lacked Linux support. (If you did, checkout Linuxant.com again)

- Had a problem with power management. SuSe's install don't compile the kernal with AC-adapter support. I may have caused this with my custom install. (Worked fine with the SuSe 9.0 live-CD). Think I'll upgrade in a few weeks.

- The 1440x900 LCD screen was also a problem. This XF86Config will take care of it:
----start----
Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/mdk/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/encodings/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbCompat" ""
Option "XkbOptions" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" #wheel mouse
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1440x900"
HorizSync 31.5-90
VertRefresh 59-75

Modeline "1440x900" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync +Vsync

Option "IgnoreEDID" "1"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
Option "CrtcNumber" "1"
Option "FlatPanel"
VideoRAM 131072
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1440x900" "1152x864"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1440x900" "1152x864"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1440x900" "1152x864"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900" "1152x864"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
------EoF-----

I didn't install the latest Nvidia 3D driver because, I maybe moving to SuSe9.0,Gentoo,or LFS soon.

Matt