To all happy owners of P7120! Ubuntu Dapper Drake looks like a perfect companion to our beloved notebooks. Please share your experiences, config files and know-how here in this thread. Here are my experiences with newest beta. What works out of the box (no configuration needed): - CD/DVD burner (other distros have problems here) - wifi - bluetooth - SC card reader (finally!) - sound (both headphones and internal speaker) - touchpad (with scrolling) - Fn+something keys - USB mass storage devices What works with problems: - widescreen display (you need 915resolution utility) - hibernate/suspend (there is a huge progress in latest Ubuntu release but still not perfect - anyone configured this properly?) - external monitor (works but has to be configured) What doesn't work: - headphone jack sense (aka headphones plugged in detection - this drives me crazy) - fingerprint reader (anyone got it work at least as a scroller?) - ECO button (any idea how to map it and make it make something useful?) Not tested: - modem - PCMICA - firewire - TV out (reported not working by someone) Only hibernation and headphone sensitivity are serious issues for me right now. Did anyone solved this?
...and one more issue: built microphone. ALSA sees it properly (capture1 device) but there is no sound whatever I do. When I use mic with jack (capture), everything is ok. Is it only me or anyone has the same experience?
suspend/hibernate were mostly working for my on my p1510d up until the dapper release. ironically, that precious sd card driver is apparently the culprit (from what I've heard--not from personally testing things without it).
The only glitch is that the backlight doesn't come back on after suspend to ram. Pressing Fn+F6 or Fn+F7 to change the brightness turns it back on though. I tried an automated solution similar to /etc/acpi/suspend.d/50-tosh-save-brightness.sh and /etc/acpi/resume.d/50-tosh-restore-brightness.sh but I can't make it work. Probably /proc/acpi/video/GFX0/LCD/brightness is defunct.
In researching putting Ubuntu on my p7120 I came across this excerpt from “Ubuntu Hacks.” According to the article Dapper Drake’s gnome-power-manager package, should enable ACPI sleep much like the system-tray power applet in Windows.
I want to try Dapper Drake on my p7120 but can’t get the Live CD to boot. The installer stalls at “mount root file system.” I have read on the Ubuntu forums that this is a know bug. Has anyone here run into this issue on the p7120?
It seems one can work around this issue with the alternate CD, but I really wanted to make sure I got everything I need via the Live CD before I tried this.
latest UBUNTU does suspend-to-ram with no issues on P7120. The only known problem is backlight goes dim, but you can just hit Fn+F6/7 to wake it up. That baby notebook is a perfect ubuntu machine :) ONly minor quirks.