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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP Pavilion dv6t Quad laptop. If you have the HP Pavilion dv6t Quad and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.
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|Name||HP Pavilion dv6t Quad|
|Processor||Intel Corei7 Processor 820QM/720QM : 1.73 GHz - 1.60 GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 8/6MB On-Die L2 Cache|
|Screen||15.6“ HD (1366×768) or (1920×1050)|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||250GB to 750GB - 7200rpm|
|Optical Drive||DVD Super Multi
|Processor||8 threads recognized by Gentoo/LinuxMint/Arch|
|Screen||Full resolution autodetected and works|
|HDD||Repartitioned, dual boot, works|
|Optical Drive||Gentoo Live DVD works fine|
|Graphics||Very slight corruption comparable to Windows 7|
|Ethernet||Works out of the box|
|Wireless||Realtek wireless card works with rtl8192CE module|
|USB||Wireless keyboard, mouse; 2.0 thumb drives; sound all work|
|Firewire||No firewire port|
|Card Reader||Creates “Bad lun error” but works|
|ExpressCard Slot||No ExpressCard slot|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not working|
|Webcam||Works with UVC Driver|
|TV Tuner||No TV tuner|
If you have a problem with the brightness function keys, it is because the power managers send the change to /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness instead of /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness. One fix is to add an event to acpid to listen for “video/brightnessdown BRTDN.”
The beats audio works great if you make sure to turn on “Speaker 1” With alsamixer because it came muted by default and sounded terrible. The annoying system beep and be disabled by running “rmmod pcspkr.”
It is certainly adequate and support should improve as the chips used become more commonly used. The only serious limitation as far as I am concerned is the wireless issue.