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HP Pavilion dm3t


I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP dm3t-3000 by first booting it live using a USB thumb drive. Once I had satisfied myself that I could access my 802.11x WiFi access point, listen to music via OGG and MP3 formats, open documents from a mounted SD card, use both the trackpad and a USB mouse, and backlight the keyboard, I selected the “install” icon on the desktop. The install went normally, and when the machine rebooted out of the install, all worked as before. The only thing that has not worked for me is the brightness control via the machine's F2 - F3 buttons. That I will have to play with. As I write this, I am about to upgrade this machine to Ubuntu 14.04 Beta 2. I tried running Lubuntu 14.04 Beta 1 live, and it seemed to perform normally as well. I will add comments once the OS upgrade has completed.

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For full specifications see the HP Pavilion dm3t specifications page.

NameHP Pavilion dm3t
ProcessorIntel Celeron Processor SU2300 :1.20 GHz, 1MB On-Die L2 Cache
Intel Pentium Processor SU4100 :1.30 GHz, 2MB On-Die L2 Cache
Intel Core2 Duo Processor SP9300/SU7300 : 1.3GHz, 3MB On-Die L2 Cache
ScreenMonitor Size and resolutions
13.3“ WXGA (1280×800)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Intel GMA 4500MHD
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD160GB to 500GB - 5400rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Blu-Ray Drive
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
Optical DriveTestedWorks
EthernetNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
Card ReaderTestedWorks


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With the exception of adjusting screen brightness (the slider appears, but nothing changes) the HP Pavilion dm3t works with Ubuntu 13.04.


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