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HP Pavilion dv4 2145dx

Author(s)

Gatuno

Introduction

This model is one of the Pavilion dv4 family, almost all the HP dv4-21* are equal.

Specifications

NameHP Pavilion dv4-2145dx
ProcessorAMD Turion ™ II Dual-Core Mobile M520
ScreenLCD Screen (¿?) with a 1280×800 resolution
RAM4.0 GiB
HDD320.1 GiB
Optical DriveDVD reader/writer with LightScribe support
GraphicsATI Technologies Inc M880G formerly know as 'Mobility Radeon HD 4200'
Ethernet Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E
WirelessAtheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYesComments
ScreenYesComments
HDDYesComments
Optical DriveYesComments
GraphicsYesYes, with some tweaks can make external monitor work easily.
SoundYesComments
EthernetYesJust ignore the missing firmware
WirelessYesComments
BluetoothNot Tested Is supposed to be integrated with wireless, not tested
USBYesComments
Card ReaderNoThe HP official page says about a JMB38X card reader, but no drivers in Linux
ExpressCard SlotNot TestedComments
CameraYesComments

Notes

Tested on Debian 6.0 Squeeze.

Summary

You can make the external monitor work esasily. First, install the fglrx privative drivers. Next, modify the xorg.conf like this:
Section “ServerLayout”
Identifier “X.org Configured”
Screen “Screen0”
InputDevice “Mouse0” “CorePointer”
InputDevice “Keyboard0” “CoreKeyboard”
EndSection

Section “Files”
ModulePath ”/usr/lib/xorg/modules”
FontPath ”/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc”
FontPath ”/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic”
FontPath ”/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled”
FontPath ”/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled”
FontPath ”/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1”
FontPath ”/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi”
FontPath ”/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi”
FontPath ”/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType”
FontPath “built-ins”
EndSection

Section “Module”
Load “dri2”
Load “glx”
Load “record”
Load “dbe”
Load “dri”
Load “extmod”
EndSection

Section “InputDevice”
Identifier “Keyboard0”
Driver “kbd”
EndSection

Section “InputDevice”
Identifier “Mouse0”
Driver “mouse”
Option “Protocol” “auto”
Option “Device” ”/dev/input/mice”
Option “ZAxisMapping” “4 5 6 7”
EndSection

Section “Monitor”
#DisplaySize 300 190 # mm
Identifier “Monitor0”
VendorName “HP”
ModelName “Pavilion dv4”
EndSection

Section “Device”
Identifier “Card0”
Driver “fglrx”
VendorName “ATI Technologies Inc”
BoardName “M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200]”
BusID “PCI:1:5:0”
EndSection

Section “Screen”
Identifier “Screen0”
Device “Card0”
Monitor “Monitor0”
DefaultDepth 24

SubSection “Display”
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Virtual 2560 2048
EndSubSection

EndSection

With this, you can switch monitor on System→Preferences→Monitors on a Gnome 2.x session without restarting.


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hp_pavilion_dv4_2145dx.txt · Last modified: 2012/06/09 07:45 by billg
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