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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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|Name||HP Pavilion dv6000z|
|Processor||AMD Turion64 X2 TL-52 1.60GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Broadcom 4311 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
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.
Unfortunately, because HP use the Broadcom 4311 wireless controller in the Pavilion dv6000z, installing Linux on this laptop can be difficult for inexperienced users.