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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP Pavilion dv8000z laptop. The Pavilion dv8000z is a large/high resolution screen but with lower end internal components.
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 dv8000z|
|Processor||AMD Turion64 ML-44 2.4GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Radeon Xpress 200M|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Broadcom BCM4318 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-atiixp driver|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
This Broadcom BCM4318 wireless card included in the Pavilion dv8000z does not have any native drivers for Linux so you will need to use the ndiswrapper module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring the ndiswrapper module guide. The windows driver to use with ndiswrapper can be found here. There are some experimental modules available for this card which are available here. At this time these drivers are still under development and may not be totally stable.
The main problem with the HP Pavilion dv8000z laptop was the configuration of the