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HP2133 issues with Linux and wireless wifi | HP Mini Note PC Blog

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Do HP “really” want my opinion?

I’ve been struggling with the HP2133 mini note since I picked it up and opened the box on Saturday morning. Three days of tweaking, and I’m no closer to getting the wireless networking to work correctly. Looking at the community forums, I am not alone in my frustration.

On HP’s official support Forum, John O’Hara has had no response to his question. http://forums12.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do…

On Notebook Forums, the wireless issue has been discovered several times:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=241040

On netbookuser.com, some help was offered, but I’ve been unable to resolve the issue following Mike’s advice:

http://forum.netbookuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=512

and finally, mininoteuser.com has several posting about the issue with wi-fi including: http://forums.mininoteuser.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=97

A couple of things I have learned from following these various discussion threads:

- The wi-fi switch on the front of the computer does work, it always stays orange but when wireless is enabled if you stare at the light very hard, you can see a hint of blue (just try it out and let me know if you can see the difference).

- Almost all the issues that Linux users are experiencing are resolved when they “upgrade” their system to Windows XP. There’s a step-by-step guide to the upgrade process available on the mininoteuser.com web site.I think I can “trick-out” my mini note to run XP for a couple of hundred dollars (more memory, different hard drive and a copy of Windows XP Home Edition) or I suppose I could have just bought the Windows configuration if I really wanted to run Windows….

Today, HP requested my opinion on my mini note buying experience by asking me to complete a survey. If you bought an HP2133 mini note with SuSe Enterprise Desktop 10 (i.e. Linux) and your having the same issues as most of the community I strongly suggest you complete this survey and give HP your personal information so they can contact you.I’ll let you know what happens when I get the “call”.

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6 Responses to “Do HP “really” want my opinion?”


  1. 1 Joe

    While not for the faint of hear, there are great tutorials on getting Ubuntu installed on the Mini-Note.
    The problem is SUSE which was not ready at all for prime time.
    It’s obvious that they didn’t even bother to use the thing with SUSE installed or they would have realized the wifi problem.

  2. 2 chris

    Joe - Agreed, I’m going to partition the hard drive so I can add an Ubuntu installation.

  3. 3 Mike

    I have a mininote with SLED and under the default config the wireless worked fine when I tried it zero config just hit the switch which turns the light from orange to blue (v.definitely blue on my machine). I really didn’t like how locked down SLED is though so have installed a dual boot with openSuSE 11 (which is great, even KDE4 works), in this partition I am trying to figure out how to get wireless working. The problem isn’t SuSE it is just that HP have chosen a locked down ‘business’ version of the distro.

  4. 4 jarome

    Try Ubuntu 8.04. Their HowTo guide gets most things to work. I still can’t do WPA2, and the video output Fn key is dead.
    SLED is totally useless because it is too old.
    1) The HP version is unpatched. When you apply the 2 service packs, everything breaks. I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford to run an unpatched computer.
    2) SLEDF is based on SUSE 10.1. They removed all the 10.1 repositories, so you can’t easily get new software. For example, Firefox 3 will not run because GTK is too old.

    Has anyone been more successful with OpenSUSE 11?

  5. 5 Joakim

    I run a Mininote 2133, with Ubuntu 8.10
    My problem is: wlan up -> run for several minutes -> wlan down.
    I am not a linux pro, but i could guess it’s because of the acpi. I hear the harddrive turn off when nothing is r/w, all the time.. Is that something built-in, or is it affectable by the kernel?

  6. 6 psic

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