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HP_Compaq_Presario_R3000

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Introduction

The objective of this document is to help people that have this model. Please if you have more tricks/tips, add to document. There are various models for the Compaq Presario R3000 series laptops.

Specifications

CPUAMD Athlon(tm)64 3000+ 1800MHz 1MB Cache
VideonVidia GeForce4 420 Go 64M
AudionVidia nForce3 Audio
Network CardRealtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
Wireless CardBroadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g
ModemAgere 56K
TouchpadSynaptics / ALPS
RAM512MB
Harddrive80GB
Optical-DriveCDRW+DVDRW drive
Card HeaderTexas Instruments PCI1620

Hardware

Video Card / Graphics

1 Step: Enable FrameBuffer support and disable kernel drivers for nVidia.

Linux Kernel Configuration: Video/Graphics
Device Drivers --->
  Character Devices --->
    < > Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support)
  Graphics Support --->
    [*] Enable firmware EDID                                                              
                <*> Support for frame buffer devices                                                  
                [*]   Enable Video Mode Handling Helpers                                              
                [*]   Enable Tile Blitting Support                                                    
                <*>   VESA VGA graphics support                                                       
                        VESA driver type (vesafb)  ---> 
                < > nVidia Framebuffer Support
                < > nVidia Riva support
    [*] Backlight & LCD device support  --->  
                <*>   Lowlevel Backlight controls
                <*>   Lowlevel LCD controls

2 Step: Installing nVidia Official Drivers.

#> emerge nvidia-drivers

Trick:Optional nVidia X Settings:

#> emerge nvidia-settings

3 Step Configure your xorg.conf

My Options are:

File: /etc/X11/xorg.conf
     Load       "glx"
#    Load       "dri"

# ~~ stuff ~~

# Keyboard Session
    Option "XkbRules"   "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel"   "pc102"
    Option "XkbLayout"  "us"
    Option "XkbVariant" "us_intl"
# ~~ stuff ~~

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "nVidia GeForce4 420 Go 64M"
    Driver      "nvidia"
    Option      "NoLogo"        "1"
    Option      "NvAGP"         "1"
    Option      "DPMS"
    Option      "RenderAccel" "true"
    Option      "backingstore" "true"
    Option      "AllowGLXWithComposite" "1"
    Option      "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "1"
    Option      "UseEdiDpi"     "0"
    Option      "DPI"   "96 x 96"
EndSection
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "nVidia GeForce4 420 Go 64M"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
EndSection

# ~~ stuff ~~

Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "true"
EndSection

Trick:If you want use "Ç" Cedilla on GTK Applications: Edit your /etc/gtk-2.0/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/gtk.immodules and add 'en' on end of line 'cedilla'.

Network Cards

See the Broadcom 43xx article.

Sound Cards

Links

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