I finally have my laptop display repaired… again! Supposedly they replaced the LCD this time. Hopefully my display will actually continue to work. The turn around was pretty quick this time though – we used a different after market warranty provider this time. I sent it in Monday afternoon, received a call from them on Tuesday while they were working on it and received it on Wednesday – just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
First thing I did was install Fedora 8 on it (reminder, it’s HP nx7400). I have been anxious to play with it on my main laptop to see how much the suspend and hibernation efforts paid off, as well as seeing if my onboard wireless worked without jumping through hoops and sacrificing a chicken.
Very pleased so far! Wireless was working with minimal fuss. Suspend works quite nicely and hibernate also works, though a little slow, but it works. The buttons for volume control work as well. Adjusting brightness with the fn key also works with no issues. The lights for those buttons do not work, but that is not a major deal. The wireless light also does not work – though the wireless is working.
Everything is very snappy, I as able to enable Compiz with no issues. I installed Compiz Fusion, but haven’t been able to get it to work completely. I have not spent much time with that yet. I may be missing something simple though. We’ll see when I have more time to look at it.
So…. Another laptop and another success!