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HP Pavilion dv6-1000


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For full specifications see the HP Pavilion dv6-1000 specifications page.

NameHP Pavilion dv6-1000
ProcessorIntel® Core™2 Duo Processor
Screen16“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD160GB to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW with Lightscribe
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® WiFi Link 5100

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesWith nvidia restricted driver
BluetoothNot Tested yet
ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
TV TunerNot Tested


I tested it on debian and ubuntu, on ubuntu it's all easy, for debian we have to search more for the drivers (wifi and graphic). I'll give you further infos later.


This computer runs well with Linux (ubuntu e debian tested). I thought that the nvidia card cunsumes a lot, but it consumes approssimately like a pc with an intel card: 20-30 Watt during a normal use. You can work with the battery more than 2 hours.




abdul-rahman, 2011/02/19 18:19

I tested it using ojuba (built on fedora) it goes almost well … well … except I had to install it from the live usb not the cd … and sometimes, or let's say 3 out of 4 times it doesn't start if I reboot the computer … but when it succeeds to start, nothing stops it from runnig the rest of the month without any problem (it's not a real problem to me since I don't reboot or turn the pc off too much)

According ubuntu … I'm sorry, but I tried installing it(Ubuntu 10.10) from the cd or the live usb .. it didn't even start booting,and that also happend when trying to install fedora -the main distribution-.
If anyone have anything according ubuntu please feed me back … thanks in advance

aqeel, 2010/10/19 14:32

Ihave a laptop HP. Pavilion dv 6 2410se

But I installing Red hat Linux it’s not install. What well ido?
Thank you
Error Report:-

ACPI:PCI interrupt 0000:04:00.0[A] GSI 5 (level, low) IRQ 5
ACPI:PCI interrupt 0000:04:00.1[A] GSI 5 (level, low) IRQ 5
ACPI:PCI interrupt 0000:04:00.2[A] GSI 5 (level, low) IRQ 5
ACPI:PCI interrupt 0000:04:00.3[A] GSI 5 (level, low) IRQ 5
ACPI:PCI interrupt 0000:04:00.4[A] GSI 5 (level, low) IRQ 5

Simple Boot Flag at 0x44 Set to 0x1
amp: Bios not found.
Audit: Intializing netlink Socket (Disabled)
Audit(1287450970.484:1) initialized
Higmen bounce pool size : 64 pages
Total huge memory allocated, 0
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-Cache Hsh table entries : 1024 (order o, 4096 bytes)
SElinux : Registering netfitler hooks
Initializing cryptographic API
Ksing:Installing public key data
Loading Keyring
-Added Public key 975E6FA84E049D8A
-User ID: Red Hat, Inc (Kernel Modele GPG Key)
Pci_hotpluge : Pci Hot Plug Pci core version:0.5
ACPI : Processor [cpuo] (Support C1, c3, 8 Throttling States) Kernel Panic _not Syncing : drivers/acpi/ec/ec.c:162:Spin_is_locked on Uninitialized Spinlock dfeac9b4

ssichile, 2010/09/16 05:31

and biometric lector is compatible?

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