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hp_pavilion_dv6-6b11ss [2013/03/24 20:25]
el_salmon created wiki for the laptop
hp_pavilion_dv6-6b11ss [2014/04/15 05:24] (current)
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-====== ​Laptop Name ======+====== ​HP Pavilion dv6-6b11ss ​======
 ===== Author(s) ===== ===== Author(s) =====
 el_Salmon @ 2013 el_Salmon @ 2013
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 |HDD|Yes|| |HDD|Yes||
 |Optical Drive|Yes|| |Optical Drive|Yes||
-|Graphics Chip|Yes|See notes below|+|Graphics Chip|Yes|See notes below about hardware video decoding support|
 |VGA Out|Not tested|| |VGA Out|Not tested||
 |HDMI Port|Not Tested|| |HDMI Port|Not Tested||
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 |Microphone Jack|Yes|| |Microphone Jack|Yes||
 |Ethernet|Yes| 1000 Mbps not tested| |Ethernet|Yes| 1000 Mbps not tested|
-|Wireless|Yes||+|Wireless|Yes| ​It works but [[https://​bugs.launchpad.net/​ubuntu/​+source/​linux/​+bug/​867869 |the opensource driver has a power issue]]|
 |USB 2.0 ports|Yes|| |USB 2.0 ports|Yes||
 |USB 3.0 ports|Yes|| |USB 3.0 ports|Yes||
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 Add ''​acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=Linux''​ to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT variable in the ///​etc/​default/​grub//​ file. Run “update-grub” after. 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) 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-drive//​r packages, and install [[http://​www.webupd8.org/​2012/​11/​install-mplayer-with-va-api-hardware.html | mplayer-vaapi ]] package, because VLC from Ubuntu seems to be an issue to use VA-API.+**Ubuntu notes:** 
 +To get Hardware decoding of H.264 and MPEG-2/4 videos (VA-API interface) ​for Intel GPU, install //vainfo// and //​i965-va-drive//​r packages, and install [[http://​www.webupd8.org/​2012/​11/​install-mplayer-with-va-api-hardware.html | mplayer-vaapi ]] package, because VLC from Ubuntu seems to be an issue to use VA-API.  
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 +If you detect the WiFi is eating your battery, try to replace brcmsmac opensource driver for the propietary Broadcom driver following [[http://​askubuntu.com/​a/​60395/​24536 | these instructions]].
 ===== Summary ===== ===== Summary =====
-Tested with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 and 12.10. Gentoo Linux was tested also but I couldn'​t the WLAN be working.+Tested with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 and 12.10, OpenSUSE 12.3 and latest ​Gentoo Linux amd64.
hp_pavilion_dv6-6b11ss.1364156728.txt.gz · Last modified: 2013/03/24 20:25 by el_salmon
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