[TriLUG] HP laptops and Linux?
robdale at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 07:21:31 EST 2010
On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 11:35 PM, Maxwell Spangler
<maxlists at maxwellspangler.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-01-31 at 20:13 -0500, Robert Dale wrote:
>> The Quick Play buttons work (play DVD, volume controls), bluetooth,
>> wireless 802.11g, USB, HDMI (worked, but could use some tweaking),
>> memory cards, play DVDs, write CDs/DVDs, fingerprint scanner (scanned
>> my kids' fingerprints for future reference, but I don't use it for
>> login), touchpad with scrollie.
>> Never tried firewire, modem, SVGA, docking port, S-video, lightscribe.
>> Ethernet port worked but then physically busted.
> I'm curious about the HDMI comment.. I didn't expect HDMI or DisplayPort
> to work in Linux at all.. So what does 'could use some tweaking' mean?
I think the display resolution has to match the HDMI device's
resolution. My laptop screen runs at 1680x1050. I'm not sure what
mode the tv was running in but only the upper-left side of the screen
was showing. Otherwise, it "just worked". The last time I tried was
before FC12 came out. It was more interesting to investigate before
the PS3 had Netflix support.
I think there are some words about getting it to work, that I didn't
bother to read, at
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