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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:45 pm    Post subject: Update of Heath Holcomb ZD7000 config ... Reply with quote

HP Pavilion ZD7000 / Gentoo 2004.2
Me : Christophe GROS. Contact :

I installed gentoo on my ZD7k, actually Working :
- Gentoo packages, flags, use, ... OK
- X11 xorg OK
- Graphical Interface (KDE 3.3.0 ) OK
- Multimedia keyboard OK ( all operationnals !!!)
- Wifi OK (ndiswrapper)
- Sound OK (alsa-utils ... )
- Mouse scrolling, firefox, imwheel, OK ( no more back-forward between pages with the wheel)
- DVDRW via external USB OK
- IrDa – HP Laser Printer Ok but limited to 115200 Kbauds
- IrDa – Nokia 6100 Limited to 115200 Kbauds, communcation ok, via gammu, but no synchronisation with kaddress
- ACPI Ok , but waiting 2.6.9 kernel to enable suspend-to-resume.
- ENE card reader Not successful ( kernel modules ??? )
I can send you my config files , and the installed package list via e-mail ...
Change Log
16.09.2004 - Created
17.09.2004 - changed gcc flag from p4 to p3

Hardware Specs :
Pentium 4 processor 2.8GHz
80GB 4200 rpm hard drive
17" WXGA+ WVA TFT screen (1440 x 900)
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5600 64 Mo
Intel 82801EB / 82865G chip set (USB, PCI, ISA, sound, modem)
Realtek RTL-8139 network chip
ENE Technology Flash ???
TI TSB43AB21 IEEE 1394 controller
Broadcom BCM94306 802.11g
External Hardware :
2x USB hard disk rack, with 80 Go HD
1x DVD-RW Plextor PX-712A in a 5”1/4 USB to IDE Box
Mouse USB Logitech MX500
USB to RS232 Converter

Sizes of my Gentoo Installation:
I shared my disk between XP ( !! , see below.. ) and the Gentoo 2004.2. It is never easy to decide the size of each partitions. Here my example :
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda7 471M 60M 387M 14% / ext3
/dev/hda6 54M 6.9M 44M 14% /boot ext2
/dev/hda8 4.6G 2.9G 1.5G 67% /usr ext3
/dev/hda9 4.6G 1.1G 3.4G 24% /var ext3
/dev/hda3 25G 4.4G 19G 20% /base ext3
/dev/hda1 12G 2.7G 9.1G 23% /mnt/ms/XP ntfs
/dev/hda2 15G 1.7G 13G 12% /mnt/ms/common vfat
/dev/hda10 10G 1M 10G 1% /tmp ext2
With a swap of 512MB, and a some free disk space when i modify the /tmp size.
I “tune” a little the common disks partitioning, after my 6th install .. /Base is not really common but in fact I link /usr/portage/packages /usr/portage/distfiles /homes with directories inside /base. Like that I don't have to download again in case of ... And I link too the /opt directory (380Mo) to /usr/opt.. 10Go in /tmp is to burn DVD ...
And my symbolic links
/usr/portage/distfiles -> /base/gentoo/packages ... 2.7 Go
/usr/portage/packages > /base/gentoo/distfiles ... 850 Mo
/home -> /base/home
/opt -> /usr/opt
/etc/make.conf ( during installation and after ...)
########## for ZD7000 Modified by gus

############### COMPILER FLAGS
CFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -O3 -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -mmmx -msse -msse2 -mfpmath=sse"
# OK to decrease compilation time:
# CFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -mmmx -msse -msse2 -mfpmath=sse"
# Perl compilation failed ??? with :
#CFLAGS="-march=pentium4 -O3 -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -mmmx -msse -msse2 -mfpmath=sse,387 -ffast-math"
############### EMERGE OPTIONS
# DO NOT ENABLE : use /etc/portage/packages.keyword is better ...
# Not of have to recompile it, in case of gentoo re-install or duplicate on others computers use buildpk
# HTTP Mirrors ( set manually , where i live it is the quickest is ftp ...) #GENTOO_MIRRORS=""
# Very very usefull when an emerge fail. to known at which file, without having to re-emerge it ...PORT_LOGDIR=/var/log/portage
############### Default USE in 2004.2 ( to have an idea)
# USE="
# x86 oss apm arts avi berkdb crypt cups encode foomaticdb gdbm gif gpm gtk gtk2 imlib jpeg kde gnome libg++
# libwww mad mikmod motif mpeg ncurses nls oggvorbis opengl pam pdflib png python qt quicktime readline sdl slang spell
# ssl svga tcpd truetype X xml2 xmms xv zlib"
############### Defined for me ...
USE=" acpi -apm sse sse2 mmx pnp usb pcmcia trusted scanner wifi -oss irda alsa ieee1394
icc icc-pgo
dvd dvdread cdr dvdr
xv xinerama xosd
videos divx4linux xvid
imagemagick png wmf gphoto2 truetype
audiofile xine flac speex
-ipv6 prelude samba ftp
apache2 perl mozilla
msn yahoo aim icq oscar
mysql prelude
unicode "
My main packages :
Kernel : gentoo-dev-sources 2.6.8-rc4
Graphical interface : KDE 3.3.0 under xorg
Burning :K3B
Players : gmplayer, noatun, xmms
www : mozillla 1.0PR /Noia theme
Communications : gnomemeeting, amsn, ...
Console tools : gpm (mouse) ...
image : gimp ....
I use kde for adresses , e-mails, ....
Office : Openoffice ( I prefer than koffice )

Dont forget the very usefull :

And thousands of others ...
Tools for portage ( emerge ) VERY VERY USEFULL
esearch : quick search ( emerge -s )
etcat /equery : query package files ....
euse: query the use of each packages
qpkg :infos, installed packages
Note : EVERY TIME, before emerge, you should verify the USE flags for a ebuild ( emerge -vp <ebuild> )
/etc/portage/package.keyworks .
Create the directory if not existing ... Here you can specify the packages you want to use in “ test” . ( see )
for me :
nvidia-glx ~x86
nvidia-kernel ~x86
opengl-update ~x86
gentoo-dev-sources ~x86
splashutils ~x86
ndiswrapper ~x86
gammu ~x86
dbdesigner ~x86
mozilla-firefox ~x86
imwheel ~x86
dvdrtools ~x86
k3b ~x86
kdevelop ~x86
amsn ~x86
amsn-skins ~x86
/etc/portage/package.use .
In this file you can overwrite the make.conf USE .
app-misc/mc -X
x11-base/xorg-x11 doc
app-office/openoffice-bin -doc
dev-util/kdevelop arts -debug doc -java python

/etc/conf.d/gpm ( Mouse under console )

See . Add to gpm
APPEND="-M -m ${MOUSEDEV2} -t ${MOUSE2}"
/etc/X11/xorg.conf ( Not so easy ... )
########## Xorg.conf for ZD7000
########## Modified by gus
########## Thanks to Heath Holcomb , for his help ( )
# not all usables , see /var/log/xorg.0.log
Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/local/share/fonts"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ukr"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xawtv"
Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
SubSection "extmod"
Option "xfree86-dga"
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Section "ServerFlags"
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "keyboard1"
Driver "keyboard"
# these options will be overwritted by KDE 3.3.0 ...
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "touchpad"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
# need to be at 7 , touchpad will be the core pointer, and 7 buttons are use for the mouse “slave”.
Option "Buttons" "7"
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "usb-mouse”
Driver "mouse"
# “ButtonNumber” not documented but dont report errors ...
Option "ButtonNumber" "7"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse1"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
Section "Monitor"
Identifier "wide-screen-lcd"
HorizSync 30-64
VertRefresh 50-100
Modeline "1440x900" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync +Vsync
Section "Device"
Identifier "geforce-fx-go-5600"
Driver "nvidia"
# skip autodetect, use directly nvidia agp driver
Option "NvAgp" "2"
Option "IgnoreEDID" "true"
Option "NoLogo" "on"
Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "geforce-fx-go-5600"
Monitor "wide-screen-lcd"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1440x900"
ViewPort 0 0
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "MainLayout"
Screen "screen1"
InputDevice "keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "touchpad" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "usb-mouse" "SendCoreEvents"

The multimedia keyboard ( the most difficult ... )

You have to modify a lot of files for enabled the keys of the keyboard :
Fn+F1 :Ok
Fn+F3: Ok
Fn+F4 : ?? ( Hard linked ??)
Fn+F5: Ok
Fn+F6 :Ok
Fn+F7-F8: Ok ( Hard linked but work ... )
FN+Insert,Home,PgUp,PhDw : Working by default ...

Add to /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/inetd
partial alphanumeric_keys
xkb_symbols "hpzd70xx" {
// Describes the buttons on HP Pavilion ZD70xx models.
name[Group1]= "Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ZD70xx";
key <I6D> { [ XF86AudioMedia ] };
key <I3B> { [ XF86Video ] };
key <I42> { [ XF86Launch0 ] };
key <I2E> { [ XF86AudioLowerVolume ] };
key <I30> { [ XF86AudioRaiseVolume ] };
key <I20> { [ XF86AudioMute ] };
key <I6B> { [ XF86News ] };
key <I75> { [ XF86ModeLock ] };
key <I32> { [ XF86WWW ] };
key <I61> { [ XF86Sleep ] };
key <I22> { [ XF86AudioPlay, XF86AudioPause ] };
key <I24> { [ XF86AudioStop ] } ;
key <I10> { [ XF86AudioPrev ] };
key <I19> { [ XF86AudioNext ] };
Add to /etc/X11/xkb/symbols.dir
--p----- a------- inet(hpzd70xx)
Find the line in /etc/X11/xkb/rules/xorg
hpi6 hp2501 hp2505 hp5181 hpxe3gc hpxe3gf hpxe4xxx hpzt11xx \

Add to this line hpzd70xx like that :
hpi6 hp2501 hp2505 hp5181 hpxe3gc hpxe3gf hpxe4xxx hpzt11xx hpzd70xx \
Find this in /etc/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.xml
<description>Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ZT11xx</description>
<description xml:lang="fr">clavier Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ZT11xx</description>
<description xml:lang="zh_CN">æ^Ã æ^Ù® Pavilion ZT11xx</description>

And add just below :
<description>Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ZD70xx</description>
<description xml:lang="fr">clavier Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ZD70xx</description>
<description xml:lang="zh_CN">æ^Ã æ^Ù® Pavilion ZD70xx</description>
Add this line in /etc/X11/xkb/rules/xfree86.lst
hpzd70xx Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ZD70xx
Add theses lines to the end of /etc/conf.d/local.start
setkeycodes e008 226
setkeycodes e00b 212
setkeycodes e078 218
setkeycodes e031 157
setkeycodes e00a 138
KDE 3.3 Keyboard and Mouse configuration
Emerge imwheel ...
create the file /home/UserName/.kde/Autostart/zd7000_keyboard_mouse
XMODMAP=$(which xmodmap)
IMWHEEL=$(which imwheel)
XMODMAP -e “pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5”
killall -9 imwheel
$IMWHEEL -k -f -b "67"

Ok now you can continue the configuration : kde controle center :
Regional & Accessibility : Keyboard layout
- Enable keyboard layout
- choose the Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ZD70xx keyboard
-choose U.S. English w/ ISO9995-3 (en_US)
Now is time to reboot ( or restarting /etc/init.d/local and xdm ....)
Final step ( Yes ... ) kde controle center :
Regional & Accessibility : Khotkey you can configure the multimedia keys actions:: ( dont forget to go to general setting and to activate Khotkeys daemons ). Easy ....

if everything is ok the medias keys , Volume Up, Down, and Mute works with khotkey ...

Some commands :
Screensaver + desktop lock : kdesktop_lock
Wifi : Kwifimanager ...

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... I had partial success with the multimedia keyboard. My volume buttons are working :). Unfortunately, I could not complete the process. When I get into KDE, enter the control center, do the keyboard layout, the zd70xx I had created in all those files does not appear. I double-checked everything you posted here (and by the way, I believe you had a couple of typos, described below) and it matches. I honestly don't know what I'm mucking with in all this :(.

The typos I noticed were:

1. The path of the inet file (you had /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/inetd, I believe it should be /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/inet - I have no inetd file, just an inet)

2. Within your script (/home/UserName/.kde/Autostart/zd7000_keyboard_mouse), line 4 says XMODMAP -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5". I believe it should read $XMODMAP -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5".

Other than those two (and the multimedia not working on mine quite yet) nice job :).
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