firmware dead on HP 8510w
Ubuntu 12.10 made the display on a HP Compaq 8510w flicker and go
black. This happened with the setup, nouveau driver i guess.
I reinstalled with Fedora - it worked fine.
I did a new installation with ubuntu 12.10 - flickering problem
persisted, but it worked on external monitor - but somehow, after
some reboots, the laptop is completely dead.
Now, it doesn't boot - only blinks with the HDD and Ethernet leds.
I can see in my router, that it doesn't acquire a dhcp address - but
it registers the MAC address 01:00:5E:00:00:FB
Perhaps something has messed with the Intel AMT settings or system BIOS ?
I tried taking out and replacing the motherboard battery.
Does anybody know how to get in touch with the Intel AMT and do a
reflash to factory settings ? (That is my guess for a solution.)
I'm no longer on support with HP.
I logged a bug with Ubuntu - but no reaction yet.
Jens Peter Nielsen