Friday, March 27, 2009

Sucess Atlast...

Today the jaunty beta as released or may be yesterday... I downloaded the desktop cd... no go.. :-(... then downloaded the alternate cd...

and installed the OS... now here is the key for it...

1. install the os from alternate.. you may have to include acpi=off in the boot option of the alternate cd.
2. after install, it will give blank screen and will not work...
3. reboot, go to recovery option and select fix x...
4. now, continue normal boot...
5. enjoi... your login screen will come up and you are all set...

some issues i have found so far...

1 compiz not working... looking at how to fix that... some how it is not using properietary driver.. have to look at that... will update once i have more issues or some other updates...

Installing Linux On ASUS ...

As I had expected based on the forums and other places I have read that there would be issue in installing linux on this baby...

The laptop looks pretty good, not stylish or as designer as the laptops like dell studio or hp hdx or lenovo ideapad... but for lesser dough you cannot get them with this config...

Anyways that is beside the point... come back to the moot point...

I tried installing alpha of jaunty, intrepid with acpi=off and noapic as per some thread but no go on that... would get stuck on some step or the other on booting itself... never came to see gdm login... so thought would try fedora instead... fedora 10.1 installed without any issue with acpi=off... but then there were some update and everything went bonkers... so now I am stuck with vista... I wanted vista to play games...

now I am waiting for the new version of jaunty to come may be beta and I will give another try to it to see if it works... if it works then custom compile the kernel to get acpi on and then if there are any other updates then I will keep updating this blog...

I am waiting for

Thursday, March 26, 2009

asus M51TA-X2 and kubuntu...

I am getting this new laptop ... well here is the config... I specifically bought this as it does not support linux, so would be fun installing and playing with it to make linux work :-)...

Brand ASUS
Series M51 Series
Model M51TA-X2
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
CPU Type AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-82 2.2G
Screen 15.4" WXGA+
Memory Size 4GB DDR2
Hard Disk 250GB
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
Graphics Card ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Video Memory 512MB
Card slot 1 x Express Card
Other Features 30days Zero Bright Dot LCD
CPU Type AMD Turion X2 Ultra
CPU Speed ZM-82(2.20GHz)
CPU L2 Cache 2MB
Screen Size 15.4"
Wide Screen Support Yes
Display Type Wide XGA+
Resolution 1440 x 900
Operating Systems
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
GPU/VPU ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Video Memory Dedicated 512MB
Graphic Type Dedicated Card
Hard Drive
HD RPM 5400rpm
Memory 4GB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi
Optical Drive Interface Integrated
WLAN 802.11n Wireless LAN
Bluetooth Yes
Card Slot 1 x Express Card
IEEE 1394 1
Video Port 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI
Other port 1 x E-SATA
Audio Ports 1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
Audio Integrated Sound card
Speaker Internal Speakers
Input Device
Touchpad Yes
Keyboard Standard
Supplemental Drive
Card Reader MMC, SD, MS/PRO
Webcam 1.3MP
Battery 6-cell lithium ion
Manufacturer Warranty
Accidental Damage Warranty 1 year ASUS Accidental Damage Warranty - Drops, Fire, Spill, Surge for purchase after 9/10/07
Parts 2 years limited
Labor 2 years limited