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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP Pavilion DV5-1000 Series laptop.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
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|Name||HP Pavilion DV5-1000 Series|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 2.8Ghz|
|Screen||15.4” WXGA Widescreen|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Geforce 9200M|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel Wifi Link 5100 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
It is recommended you run a Linux distribution with at least kernel version 2.6.24 for the Pavilion dv5. However the wireless will only function with the upcoming kernel 2.6.27 (see details below).
You will need to install the proprietary NVIDIA module to get the display working properly as X.org does not yet have support for the 9200M. Our guides section covers this.
Some models of the dv5 has the NVIDIA 9600M. Installation should be the same as the 9200M
Other models of the dv5 has the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD. This hasn't been tested.
The wireless controller in the Pavilion DV5 is the Intel Wifi Link 5100. You need to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.27 or higher for this to function.
Sound does work but some of the volume controls do not. You can update to the latest development version of ALSA to see if that helps. Instructions for doing so are in the guides section here.
This webcam uses the UVC module. This module is not included with some Linux distributions (Ubuntu 8.04 includes it) so you may need to manually install it. Our guides sections covers this installation.
Suspend/Hibernate aren't working on this laptop. See [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/301353 this bug] to follow the issue.
At this time the HP Pavilion dv5 is a poor candidate for Linux support. Some more development work is required to be done in the Linux kernel for this laptop to begin working well.