I have been using Ubuntu for 2 years and I have installed it in many laptops and desktops including: HP, IBM, Dell, Acer, Toshiba & many assembled PC's
I have never find problems with drivers as much as what I had with the HP Pavilion tx2000
OS: Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) AMD64
I wanted to tell people how I managed to get through all of them (YES ALL)
Problem: Not Working Perfectly (Driver Problem)
Solution:Go to synaptic and install the "nvidia-glx-new" package. It will work fine after you restart the laptop.
Problem: Not Working (LED indicate that it is mute)
Solution: in Terminal write the code
Write at the end of the file in new line:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base
Save the file and the sound will work after reboot
options snd-hda-intel model=hp
Problem: Not Working (Need Driver and Application)
Solution: Download the following packages and install them:
Template Label Gallery
Problem: Not Working (Detected but does not work when you log in)
Solution: You need three packages & since one or two of them are not available in Synaptic you can get them here: http://legacy.madman2k.net/comments/105
The packages are: libfprint, pam_fprint and fprint_demo.
Then Write in the Terminal:
and repeat it again for pam_fprint and fprint_demo.
tar -xjf libfprint-0.0.4.tar.bz2
sudo make install
Problem: Detected but not working at all
A.install ndiswrapper packages:
B.Download this driver
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils
sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common
C.Open the Terminal and write:
Write at end of that file: "ndiswrapper" and It should be working without reboot
sudo cabextract SP34152.exe
sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
sudo ndiswrapper -m
sudo depmod -a
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
sudo gedit /etc/modules
6.WACON "Touch Screen"
This is very new & I worked very hard to find it BUT after finding it and fighting to install it I found that neko18 wrote a new Thread all about it and it was the first topic in front if me when I came to post mine.
"Thanks & I wish I have found your topic an hour ago."
Problem: Not working
Solution:I need more time to check it fully
I Found this helpful link: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Xorg_RandR_1.2