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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP Pavilion dv8000t laptop. This HP laptop is a higher end machine which has good Linux support.
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 dv8000t|
|Processor||Intel Core Duo T2500 2.0 GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
For the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 graphics chip in the Pavilion dv8000t you can use either the open source 'nv' module or NVIDIA's proprietary 'nvidia' module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module.
There were no problems in getting the HP Pavilion dv8000t working when used with an up to date Linux distribution. It is recommended to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.17 or greater, such as Fedora Core 6 or Ubuntu 6.10.