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HP Pavilion dv6000z

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the HP Pavilion dv6000z laptop. HP has targeted the Pavilion dv6000z to the mid level market and for people looking for an alternative to the Intel processor.

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 dv6000z
ProcessorAMD Turion64 X2 TL-52 1.60GHz
Screen15.4” WXGA
RAM1GB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
Network10/100 Ethernet, Broadcom 4311 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraNot Tested

Notes

The open source 'nv' module work fine with the Pavilion dv6000z if you do not require 3D support. NVIDIA's proprietary 'nvidia' module is needed if you would like to use the 3D functions, have a look at our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip installation guide for more details.

This Broadcom 4311 wireless card in the Pavilion dv6000z does not have any native drivers for Linux. To solve this issue you will need to use the ndiswrapper module with these windows drivers. For installation instructions on using ndiswrapper you can view our Configuring the ndiswrapper module guide.
[08-12-2008] b43 native kernel modules works smooth with kernel 2.6.24.

Summary

Unfortunately, because HP use the Broadcom 4311 wireless controller in the Pavilion dv6000z, installing Linux on this laptop can be difficult for inexperienced users.


Discussion

Abhishek Kumar, 2009/01/27 12:01

Hi this is Abhir here, as i am using Pavillion6000 laptop, I am very satisfied with ur facility given by u… like AMD and other…. thanks
I need little more facility and offer which help me while working or make me comfort.
Reply me as soon as possible.

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