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HP Pavilion dv7-3079wm

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP Pavilion dv7-3079wm.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the HP Pavilion dv7-3079wm specifications page.

NameHP Pavilion dv7-3079wm
Processor2.40 GHz AMD Turion II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor M600
Processor Cache2 Mb
Video GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 (M96)
Hard Drive640 Gb or two of 320 Gb each
Multimedia DriveLightScribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer
Display17.3” Diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
Network CardIntegrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless Card802.11a/b/g/n WLAN
Battery8-Cell Lithium-Ion
External Ports5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader (SD/MS/Pro/MMC/XD)
4 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0, 4th port shared with eSATA
2 Headphone out
1 microphone-in
HDMI
1 VGA (15-pin)
eSATA + USB 2.0
1 RJ-11 (modem)
1 RJ -45 (LAN)
1 notebook expansion port 3
1 IEEE 1394
firewire (4-pin)
1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDMIWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks
SoundWorksSee notes below
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorksSee notes below
Modem Not Tested
USBWorks
Firewire Not Tested
Card ReaderWorksSee notes below
ExpressCard Slot Not Tested
WebcamWorks
Remote ControlWorks

Notes

  • For the correct functionality of the sound you should add at the end of the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf the following line:
    options snd-hda-intel model=dell-m4-2
  • It's better to try ndiswrapper instead of the linux drivers
  • For the correct functionality of the card reader you must disable the power-saving feature of the card reader on the bios

Summary

The HP Pavilion dv7-3079wm works great with Linux with the above tweak for the sound, the wireless and for the card reader.


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