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HP Pavilion dv5000t

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the HP Pavilion dv5000t laptop. The internal components of the dv5000t are of a mid range laptop. Linux has no problem running on this 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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Specifications

NameHP Pavilion dv5000t
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz
Screen15.4” WXGA
RAM512MB
HDD40GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

For the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 chip included with the dv5000t you can use either the open source 'nv' module or NVIDIA's proprietary 'nvidia' module. You can view our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide for further installation instructions.

Summary

Linux on the HP Pavilion dv5000t is easy to install and works fine. There were no problems at all with this laptop.


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