Installing Fedora 13 on HP mini note 5102

This would be a really short blog since Fedora 13 is smart (read: Advanced) enough to hit the ground running on HP mini 5102 netbooks. The only tweak you might have to do is installing wireless driver from Broadcom. Marvell Ethernet NIC works fine out of the box on Fedora 13, thanks to 2.6.33 kernel.

For wireless, here is what you need to do:

You basically have 2 options:

1- Install the driver manually
2- Install it through RPMfusion

I cannot think of any reason why you would want to go with option#1 since it'll make you do the drill every time you have a Kernel upgrade, which is quite common in with most Linux distros. If you still want to go with option#1, please jump to the end of this page.

This is how you can install wireless drivers using RPM fusion:

rpm -Uvh
rpm -Uvh

Linux has its place

Linux has its place and I think that is the server world. I am sorry to all the fans that want to struggle through the desktop headaches of running a Linux box. Correct me if I am wrong but it just does not keep up with the major programs that everyone needs to work on in their day to day personal and work lives.

As a musician I tried installing the Debian release when I had little money and did not want to fork out the big dollars for some of the other programs like Cubase and Logic. so I installed Linux and Rosewater and was quickly on my way to creating music for free. That was short lived when I had to find a way to make money it just made sense that I would do that on a computer. You just can't get the programs you need consistently on a Linux box.

CentOS on HP 60-243dx wireless problem

I hve tried various solutions but I can not get my wireless to work. It ia an Ateros adapter which linux sees but can not activate it. Has anyone had problems with this config?

PSP available for Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic)

Just a note that HP has released a proliant support pack for Ubuntu 9.10 ('karmic').
Available in apt-repository form here:

Hardware drivers for all Linux

Hallo All,

I want your opinion:

HP is a worldwide company with a lot of power in development. I am using openSUSE 11.2 on my m9090 desktop. So I am a user (not a dummy). During installation I found out the following:

I have a Scanjet G4050, a very nice scanner -> but not supported under Linux. Most support comes from the SANE project, which is Linux independent. But since this scanner is on the market, it is unsupported by this project.
With printers it starts to be better now with the development of the HPLib. But what is neccessary for HP: To support all HP-products for Linux. This must be the goal for a company like HP.
So let's go back to the scanner: The hardware is up-to-date, there are drivers for Windows 7 and Vista, but non for Linux -> what a shame! If I had the time to do something, I would like to ask the SANE project to implement our drivers. A lot of possibilities exists. HP has the force to improve such development.

Using the iLO2 VSP for a text-friendly console

The iLO2 provides a couple of graphical console mechanisms - but that's not so convenient for doing a remote console log, or for cut & pasting a kernel panic message, and can also be a hassle to access through some firewall setups. I prefer to ssh to the iLO and use the VSP (Virtual Serial Port) as a console. Here's a blog entry from a couple years ago that explains the VSP setup, using a Debian install as an example.

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