Ubuntu Where is Cmos Battery on Hp nx9030 ??

Ive got an hp9030 laptop which wont hold the date and time. So i figure i need to replace the cmos battery however i dont seem to be able to find one on the main board itself can anyone help ? ...

Ubuntu battery cmos broken (e2fsck)

i search in many place and find many forum talk about my problem but never one give me a solution.I replace the cmos battery but this lose the power too, then i arrive to think that i don't want the control on the start of the system on the date and time on the inode.i found a setting that i can put ...

Reset battery for Compaq presario 700

Does anybody know how to reset battery for Compaq Presario 700 please help. ...

Ubuntu HP Compaq nx9030 volume and quick buttons

Is there a way to make volume buttons (separate ones and fn+PgUp/PgDown) on my laptop, HP Compaq nx9030, work as intended in Xubuntu Jaunty? And activate Quick Launch buttons (Mail, Search, Info, Logout, Help)? It seems that all other buttons work as intended (for example, fn+f1 - brightness down, f ...

Ubuntu NEED HELP!! Installing 10.04 on HP Compaq NX9030

there guys, I'm a newbie at Ubuntu and im trying to install it on my old laptop (specs below) and I am having a bit of a problem.I started by attempting to install 11.04 from both a USB and a CD. At first, a command prompt opened up telling me to "type 'help' for more commands" and giving ...

Ubuntu Laptop battery calibration -- Compaq M300

I've been running Ubuntu Hardy on a Compaq Armada M300 laptop (circa-2000). I maxed out the RAM and upgraded the original 4GB HD to 60GB -- but admittedly it's running on a vintage processor, so I'm not expecting stellar performance or speed, just basic functionality. Happy to say that, for the most ...

Xubuntu very slow on battery power Compaq Evo N410c

I am a Linux newbie. I have tried Ubuntu, Xubuntu and Puppy Linux on my Compaq Evo N410c laptop.All three distributions are snappish when AC power is plugged in, but grind to a sluggish halt if I unplug the cable to run on battery power.The battery is only one year old, and when I had Windows instal ...

Ubuntu Running Slackware on a hp compaq nx9030

So I'm ready to move on to bigger nd better things (not being rude, honestly) and ubuntu just seems too slow for my laptop. I've heard that Slackware is quicker and all around more customizable.A few questions;1 - How does Slackware handle wireless internet? I've heard it comes with KWifiManager but ...

Ubuntu HP compaq nx9030 DVD+R problem

My Device Manager calls my DVD+RW drive Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K14. I have been able to write CD-RWs and DVD+RWs with it (I can't remember id I've ever written CD-Rs). The problem is that I can't write DVD+Rs. I've tried Nautilus burner, GnomeBaker, mkisofs and then burning the iso file with or without ...

Replacing Gateway 2150 CMOS battery

My Gateway Solo 2150 has a problem which I've concluded is a dead CMOS battery. When it boots after being without power, it shows the date and time as being midnight 1/1/2000. Supposing that I do need to replace the CMOS battery, does anyone knowhow to open up this laptop to access it? ...

Ubuntu CMOS battery possible cause of computer death?

This post is about a computer I used to have. It died a sudden death one day after I took out an old secondary hdd. I would press the on button and the computer would whir and spin but it would not boot not even into the bios. And that's how it died. At the time I had no idea what may have caused it ...

Ubuntu GRUB and Cmos battery travelmate 510

2 days ago my old notebook send this message " cmos bad battery press F1 to continue..." I had press F1 but the GRUB is stopped on first line..Then, for resolve this situation just replace the Cmos battery... nothing else :-)but, before, search for a thecncal manual for your note book (aro ...

Ubuntu GRUB and Cmos battery travelmate 510

2 days ago my old notebook send this message " cmos bad battery press F1 to continue..." I had press F1 but the GRUB is stopped on first line..Then, for resolve this situation just replace the Cmos battery... nothing else :-)but, before, search for a thecncal manual for your note book (aro ...

Ubuntu CMOS battery warning

I have a Wild Dog desktop machine with Lucid Lynx OS that I've had for about a year. A day or two ago, when I turned on the computer, it did not boot up properly. It started the bootup process but the screen went black before it completed bootup.I powered down the system box and tried again and this ...

Ubuntu installation fail, bios cmos?

I installed Ubuntu 7.10 on my desktop a month ago before I left my apartment for winter break. It worked beautifully for the week I used it, but now the computer won't boot. I'm using the ubuntu live cd right now to type this. I can't install it over my last hdd because apparently both of my hdds ar ...

IBM Note425C needing help

I have two IBM indenticle 425C PS/NOTE laptops. I know these are as old as time in the fast paced computer world, but was hoping they may handle JPG files for viewing on floppies. I had wanted to use Windows 95, but have only DOS 6.2 install disks right now. I did recently buy SUSE Linux but was not ...

Blank screen with no beep, after powerboard is replaced.

I know that "Blank Screen" was perhaps the most popular problem. I have read all previous postings and tried a few things. None seems to work. So I am seeking additional advices now:Machine: Gateway 200ARC laptop, 1 GB memory (512x2).About 7 month ago, I noticed that the power supply light ...

Weird BIOS/boot problem?

I've been running my AMD (ASROCK K7VM2 Pheonix Award BIOS XP PRo SP2) fine since 2003. I just upgraded it adding a second stick of 512MB (1GB total) and a CD Writer.Shortly afterwards I was geting occasional system hangs and every time I rebooted "CMOS Checksum error". I replaced the 3V ba ...

Dead Laptop

I have an HP Compaq nx9030 that wont power up at all. At first i thought it was a battery issue, so i charged it the entire night. The light in the front went from yellow to green so i thought i had finally solved it. However, when i pressed the power button, nothing happened. The light turned back ...

IBM Thinkpad T2x series dead machine problem: any information??

My Thinkpad T22 is having problems booting. The battery light and the left green light turn on okay, but more often than not (and the problem is getting worse) the machine won't start. I've read many, many threads on this all over the web, as it's apparently not an uncommon problem, and have tried j ...

Toshiba TE2100: what part is causing all this trouble ?

I'm having a problem with my toshiba TE 2100 laptop.The problems started with the laptop freezing (keyboard and mouse not working, screen still on). I reset the laptop by holding the power button down a couple of seconds. At boot a cmos error occured and the machine urged me to replace the cmos batt ...

Linux on an Espon Equilty LT

I got an old Espon Equility LT from a junk shop for $5US the other day, and, amazingly, it runs perfectly! The screen is good, all the RAM is good, the 20MB Hard Drive is good, and even the floppy drive is good!But there are a few problems with the machine: First off, the main battery is dead, as is ...

Ubuntu BIOS Freezes, Motherboard Failure? Dell Dimension E521

My friend is having trouble with his Dell Dimension E521 desktop. He asked me if I could reinstall Windows XP MCE (Media Center Edition) 2005 and install Ubuntu along side Windows. When I initially booted the machine, it displayed the Dell logo, then the Phoenix BIOS screen with the following errors ...

Ubuntu Slow Computer

I got an old computer from a friend who said it didn't work.Just had to replace the CMOS battery and bam its up and running.Anyways this thing has 128 mb ram, P2 and i am finding the performance pretty sluggish.Took 2 mins for openoffice to open.go over a menu takes 3 seconds before the pictures sho ...

Ubuntu Clock Possessed by Demons / Interesting & Annoying

I am having an annoying / interesting situation with my Ubuntu clock.Dual booting 64bit Gutsy and XP Pro. When I boot Ubuntu my clock is 4 hours behind (this happens by the time I get to the login screen) , despite the Time Zone setting still being correct.. Initially I thought I needed to replace m ...

Dual Boot: Vista on top of Ubuntu <Bios Clock always Changing>

I have had a nice Ubuntu installation going for a couple months now, and with getting an SSD I have been installing Vista 64-bit over and over (too many dangerous file downloads). (I welcome the day of DirectX independence).My computer was made March 07.I used EasyBCD to write to the Vista inconside ...

Ubuntu Acer 5920 fans - good w/ 10.04, loud on 11.10

Good morning!My Acer 5920 fans would cycle between slow (virtually silent) & medium speeds with 10.04. I've tried several newer Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based distros in the past week and they all spin the fans faster. I was hoping Xubuntu would be better than full-blown distros, but no. They'll ramp th ...

Problems formatting HD from FAT to NTFS

I purchased a Dell Dimension 4550 (which uses Windows XP) about a year ago now, to replace my old Compaq Presario 5000 computer(which used Windows ME). Which has since been rendered useless over the last 6 months or so. I sold some it's vital parts (like memory, video card, cd/rw, and a few other th ...

hp ze5200 won't start

everyone -- i bought this new and barely used it. i suddenly got the urge to use my laptop and it didn't start. i was told to replace battery and hard drive -- i did both. still it doesn't boot. power goes on but only to a blank screen. any ideas? ...

Ubuntu the cdrom cannot mount filesystem.squashfs file

HelloI am trying to install ubuntu 10.04.1 lts i386. when I boot from cd its starts the installation screen. but further ahead it gives a message saying - could not mount /cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfsI have a compaq nx9030 laptop.I tried download the iso again but the same problem presists.Krish ...

Could I install Linux through a USB pen drive when my BIOS can't read USB for bootin

Pretty much the title.Trying to install openSUSE and my CD drive in my laptop is crap so it can't get the Live session going without hitting itself in the nuts and failing completely.The idea is, maybe there is something I can boot into (something small like GParted or maybe even a Ubuntu disk), hav ...

my cpu not getting started

untill yesterday my system worked fine.today when i started the cpu, it started after 2 sec it stops.i removed the battery(cmos) and tried to start again but no use. same problem repeats.can any one help mesystem specmsi motherboard(km266) with onboard videocard(S3 prosavage ddr)intel celeron 2.4 GH ...

Ubuntu Grub Fails on first boot after install

HiI just got Ubuntu 8.04 onto my Thinkpad i1400 - it's pretty old but functioning and the installation has just finished.I get to "Grub loading, please wait..." and it stops.One potential cause is that the BIOS has an error with the clock - something about the battery:CMOS Battery Bad...Re ...

Ubuntu No shutdown problemo...

This one has me stumped...7.04 runs fine7.10 will not shut down, just a blank screen and hangs forever8.04 same problem as 7.10I have to hard shutdown which only happens 4 or 5 times and then it won't boot, causing data loss and needs a reinstall. Painful.I have an HP compaq nx9030 that has been run ...

Anyone good with jess

Jess is expert system language like clips but based off java instead of cThis is my code (import javax.swing.*)(import java.awt.*)(import java.awt.event.*)(set-reset-globals FALSE)(defglobal ?*crlf* = "");;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Question and answer templates(deftemplate question( ...

Ubuntu Could I install Linux through a USB pen drive when my BIOS can't read USB for booting

Pretty much the title.Trying to install openSUSE and my CD drive in my laptop is crap so it can't get the Live session going without hitting itself in the nuts and failing completely.The idea is, maybe there is something I can boot into (something small like GParted or maybe even a Ubuntu disk), hav ...

Ubuntu Incorrect screen resolution/unknown monitor 10.10

my mediocre Linux skills are lacking and I need you help with fixing this problem of incorrect resolution on my laptop after updating 10.04 to 10.10.-In Preferences/Monitors I get "monitor unknown" and I am stuck with a 1024x768 resolution while my monitor is automatically detecting 1400x9 ...

Ubuntu Searching for laptop with high resolution, suspend to ram working and 3D acceleration

I need to replace my HP Compaq nw8240 (Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS does not fulfill my requirements while Hardy Heron 08.04 LTS did). I would like to purchase a used laptop, but after a search through the web, I find it is hard to find a laptop that would fulfill all of my six requirements; there is always ...

Ubuntu Apparently I have S-video out,wanna help?

Hi, I have a hp Compaq nx9030 and for the most part it's pretty much 100 percent Linux compatible.But one thing, is that it has VGA and S-video out. So... How would I go about using this great feature? Is it a dual screen thing or will it just take over the laptops vision entirely?Right now I am run ...

Ubuntu 9.10 kills wireless in Windows 7 - help!

My wireless normally works fine, but has recently been acting up. I have an HP DV2000 with the Broadcom (aargh) wireless card, dual booting 9.10 and Win 7 (both 64bit).Wireless was working fine, then last week I booted into Ubuntu, then rebooted back into Win7 & my Wireless was gone. I.e. the sy ...

Ubuntu Intel Pro/WIRELESS 2200BG: connection troubles

I just installed Ubuntu 8.04 LTS on my HP compaq nx9030 laptop with Intel Pro/WIRELESS 2200BG network adapter. At home I have a Linksys WAP54G access point with WPA-PSK and TKIP configured; SSID broadcast is disabled.I tried to connect on my wireless network, but it failed.I've already checked the r ...

Ubuntu dialup problems

I have a HP/Compaq nx9030 , it has a internel AC97 modem , i have installed drivers from linuxant.com for this modem ,using minicom i have managed to do a dialup connection with /dev/modem with gnome ppp setting the modem to /dev/modem it says in the log :--> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.54. ...

Ubuntu Any Dangers?

it may be a stupid question, but:are there any dangers to my hardware when i use ubuntu 5.10 on my laptop (hp compaq nx9030)? for example: does the fan-control work?thxTonni ...

Ubuntu High Load on Installation

Installing Edy Efy on compaq nx9030 notebook, with 600MHz CPU and 256MB Ram, old one, Ubuntu Live CD start and after a long time the face come up. when Click over the "Install" icon over the desktop, system goes to hang. I reboot the system with boot options acpi=off and vga=771no luck, sy ...

Install Ubuntu in a 160GB HD USB BOX

Hi, i'm trying to install Ubuntu hoary preview on my laptop (compaqnx9030) with a HD 160GB with chasis USBThe install is good, but, when i reboot, i get this errorpivot_root: No such file or directory/sbin/init : 429: Cannot open Dev/Console: No such FileKernel Panic: Attempted to Kill InitI have 2 ...

Ubuntu continuous beeping on startup

There might be a simple reason for this, but I'm new to linux and extremely confused.I've installed ubuntu on an old toshiba satellite. Upon its first boot (without changing anything from the stock install. Hell, without even logging in) the computer beeps continuously, about twice a second or so. I ...

Oracle Work Order and parent/child relationship

I have been looking into the vision instance. There is an Asset-Rebuildable relationship, that is Forklif and it's battery. If there is a work order on the forklik "replace battery" can this be done automatically, or is this all manual.1. When I pick the new battery from stores the S/N of the batter ...

Ubuntu Black screen after upgrade to 10.04

I've read a million posts on this already but most of them go over my head, and I'm probably just making things worse by trying to follow their instructions. I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 (because it isn't supported anymore) to 10.04 LTS (or something similar, I can't see the computer screen ...

open laptop to replace cmos battery

can anyone help me with where to pry and which screws i have to remove to get to cmos battery, i do all my own work on my pc's here at home but i never have opened a laptop..oh by the way it is a dell latitude d610 ...

CMOS Battery replacement

I want to replace the battery for my CMOS. How should I do this without erasing everything in my CMOS? Do I jump another battery across the terminals while I pull the old battery out and put a new one in?Does the CMOS battery only retain the CMOS memory when the computer is powered down ie: can I pu ...