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Author Topic: HP Pavillion TX1000 installation problems  (Read 1487 times)
M0E-lnx
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« on: October 27, 2008, 07:12:40 am »

My brother-in-law has asked me to install Linux on his brand new HP Pavillion tx1000 laptop. THis is one of those new things that's got a touch screen (wacom tablet), webcam, flip screen ... the whole nine yards...

It's got an AMD Turion 64 dual core CPU, ATI graphics card Broadcom wireless.

First, I tried to boot a VL Live CD and it was a no-go... so I figured "It must be a 32/64 bit thing" and dloaded yet another iso (VL64 beta)
That didnt' boot either... the verbose boot output repeatedly says "ACPI Critital temperature reached .... shutting down"

I tried booting with the noapm and acpi=off arguments in LILO, but it's not booting still.

The only thing that will boot in it is Ubuntu Sad and that's only using the same arguments at the prompt "noapm acpi=off"

Anyone got any ideas here?
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 07:38:55 am »

According to linked post this laptop has a really broken acpi.

The post notes kernel parameters that should work, good luck.

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archive/index.php/t-156576.html

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 05:02:38 am »

It is pretty broken... so there are minor annoyances due to the acpi deal (no battery meter, doesn't power down completely.)

At this point, I'm considering installing a 32bit OS rather than the 64bit. But with this being my first rodeo with the whole 64bit thing, I'm concerned (not sure I should be) that chances of this hardware to work are not any better.

I've managed to get the OS installed, synaptics device works out of the box, the ATI card is also working perfectly out of the box with 3d enabled and all.

I can't get the broadcom 4322 to work as it is now.. the touch screen... well that's a whole nother field.....
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