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HP Pavilion dv8000t

Introduction

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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Specifications

NameHP Pavilion dv8000t
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2500 2.0 GHz
Screen17“ WXGA+
RAM1GB
HDD100GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw3945 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested

Notes

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.

Summary

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.


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