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This laptop work very well with Linux, i'm satisfied for my purcase, all hardware work after some little adjustement that don't need particulary skill,
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the HP Pavilion dv6-1200 series. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the HP Pavilion dv6-1200 series page on LapWik.
For full specifications see the HP Pavilion dv6-1200 series specifications page.
|Name||HP Pavilion dv6-1222sl series|
|Processor||Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T6500 2.1GHz|
|Screen||15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
16” WXGA Widescreen
|Optical Drive||DVD+-RW with LightScibe|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4650|
Wireless 80211b/g Broadcom bcm4312
|Processor||Out of the box||OK, i do nothing|
|Screen||Out of the box||OK, i do nothing|
|HDD||Out of the box||OK i do nothing|
|Optical Drive||Out of the box||OK, i do nothing|
|Sound||not work||some issue see below|
|Ethernet||Out of the box||OK, i do nothing|
|Wireless||proprietary driver||not support for monitor mode|
|USB||Out of the box||OK, i do nothing|
|Firewire||Not Tested||for now|
|Card Reader||Out of the box||OK, i do nothing|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested||for now|
My model is dv6 1222, the installation is Slackware64 13, with default installation work all hardware listed above as Out of the box, for the other i need some tricks
For the wireless card, mine is broadcom brm4312 you need to install Broadcom STA driver
The audio system is an Intel ICH9 reconized by installation but no sound output, you need download and compile hda-verb tool for hearing anything, for parameter you need to insert search on google, after this all works, also headphone output and microphone input, i've not tested digital audio output and neither HDMI
For the graphic card, mine is Ati radeon HD4650, i've installed a proprietary driver from the official Ati site, because Xorg module, radeonhd, work very bad the screen is corrupted when switch from X to tty and again.
integrated webcam work, i don't use i've only tested, same for integrated microphone.
mplayer tv: -tv driver=v4l2:width=640:height=480:fps=25:device=/dev/video0 -vo xv
the cpu don't need anything for frequency scaling work out of the box with kernel 184.108.40.206 from slack
same for acpi for the screen, it blank.off after timeout, i use encrypted filesystem and i not have tested suspend mode or hybernate.
there are an integrated accelerometer it work, is recognized as joystick, useless yet
The LighScribe function is not tested yet, but is recognized by the software
Multimedia keys, volume, mute and wireless work also out of the box
I repeat is a very good laptop to work with Linux, if you need halp or only some suggestion leave a comment
sorry for my english but is not my native language