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Laptop Name

Author(s)

el_Salmon @ 2013

Introduction

It's an aluminium case laptop midium-range laptop from HP with Windows 7 pre-installed but it works fine in Linux.
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Specifications

NameHP Pavilion dv6-6b11ss
ProcessorIntel Core @ 2.40GHz
Screen15.6' screen size, 1366 x 768 pixels resolution
RAM6 GB RAM DDR3
HDD500 GB
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi DL
GraphicsDual Graphics: Radeon HD6490M + Intel HD Graphics 3000 with HDMI and VGA outputs
Network (Ethernet) Realtek 8169 Gigabit
Network (WiFi) Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n
Webcam HP Truevision HD with light
USB Ports 2 USB 3.0 ports (on the left) by NEC controller + 2 USB 2.0 ports by Intel Controller

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
Graphics ChipYesSee notes below
VGA OutNot tested
HDMI PortNot Tested
SoundYesNot Tested HDMI audio output but should works
Bult-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackYesIt works both of them
Microphone JackYes
EthernetYes 1000 Mbps not tested
WirelessYes
USB 2.0 portsYes
USB 3.0 portsYes
Card ReaderNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamYes
Touch PadYes* Not tested full-features like multitouch
Suspend/ResumeYesSuspend-on-RAM works fine but Suspend-to-disk is not tested

Notes

Linux works fine overall but you need some tweaks:
Add acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=Linux to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT variable in the /etc/default/grub file. Run “update-grub” after.
Modify some settings on BIOS/UEFI setup: enable Hardware Virtualization and disable “Action Keys” (to make Fn keys work as you expect usually)
Check laptop-mode-tools package is installed and is configured ENABLE_LAPTOP_MODE_TOOLS=1 in the file /etc/laptop-mode/laptop-mode.conf.
Also, to get Hardware decoding of H.264 and MPEG-2/4 videos (VA-API interface), install vainfo and i965-va-driver packages, and install mplayer-vaapi package, because VLC from Ubuntu seems to be an issue to use VA-API.

Summary

Tested with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 and 12.10. Gentoo Linux was tested also but I couldn't the WLAN be working.


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hp_pavilion_dv6-6b11ss.1364156728.txt.gz · Last modified: 2013/03/24 20:25 by el_salmon
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