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Old 01-08-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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Slackware 12.2 on Hp 2133

Hi Folks,
I have a new Hp 2133 with Via processor. I search in google information about successfully installation of Slackware in that kind of hardware but I didn't find anything.

I download Slax livecd (it runs fine in vesa mode) and they found this devices:

Is it possible to install Slackware 12.2 in that machine? I'm not expert in Slackware version... so please be gentile.

Any advice would be welcome.
Old 01-09-2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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So try. What errors did you get?
Old 09-03-2009, 10:54 AM   #3
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I know this is old but for the record on my 2133 with the 13.0 release

1. Video

Dont install (or remove) the openchrome driver that comes with the distribution, I had a blank cursor of death with that one (this is not slackware related, it is the release driver. I got the same thing trying in arch and others). I got the openchrome driver straight from subversion and that worked beautifully

as per openchrome wiki:

svn checkout openchrome
(there is an http in front of the svn url but the forum wont let me put it in as i am new)
cd openchrome
./ --prefix=/usr
make install (as root or sudo)

reboot (i'm lazy i just reboot to be sure I dont miss anything that needed restarting)

the resolution was correct out of the box with that driver
note: i have not done any performance testing, i find kde too slow to use but i suspect it can be pared down a bit (or the driver settings tweaked). Xfce and lxde are smooth and nice.

2. wifi

get b43-fwcutter and b43-firmware from slackbuilds for the wireless
they get detected fine after that so it is just a matter of configuring it in /etc/rc.d/inet1.conf or any other way you like

3. sound
worked out of the box
note: i have not tried the sound to external speaker, or the microphone in, which are notoriously hard/impossible according to the internet

4. webcam
not tried yet

5. bluetooth
not tried yet

6. power management (hibernate etc)
not tried yet, but since i never managed to make it work on anything I wont try

Last edited by iphigenie; 09-03-2009 at 10:56 AM.
Old 09-07-2011, 04:41 PM   #4
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Help with video


Thanks for the info on hp 2133 and slackware, I had a hell of a time to install slack 13.37 via pxe since the bios got corrupted and still to get it working I have to enter acpi=off.

I tried xorgconf and it freezed.

Tried startx and freezed.

Only tried your guide but also freezed.

Only way it worked was with vesa, and only in 1024 8 bit colour.

Any ideas?

I got this far even with all the trouble and didnt want to give up.

Thanks in advance.


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