Apr 15, 2009
Installing OpenSolaris ..
I recently installed OpenSolaris (the first attempts were using the current release, which was quite buggy, I managed with OpenSolaris 2009.06 snv_111 X86) on my HP dv 7-1245ca.
A few notes are:
- the livecd as well as the hard drive install booted with a squelching white noise, I appended "-B disable-audiohd=true" to the grub boot line.
- This laptop has an ATI 3200 HD video card, which works with the radeonhd driver 1.2.4. To enable I shutdown GDM and ran Xorg -configure then restarted X/GDM.
Both the wired and wifi network interfaces work well.
Myself and Peter Wu recently partnered to form the Toronto OpenSolaris user group
Finally the Toronto OpenSolaris User Group is now a reality!
Myself and Peter Wu partnered and we hope all in the Toronto/.GTA region will take part. Here's the link:
Apr 08, 2009
I recently bought an HP dv 7-1245ca laptop..
The specs are here for this machine. I am currently running Ubuntu 9.04, the development version of Ubuntu. I also run virtualbox on it with Opensolaris 2008.06 as the guest O/S ... I haven't had a chance to work out some issues precluding installation of OSOL as a dual-boot option.