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This is a guide to running Linux with the Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv9000z laptop.
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 dv9000z|
|Processor||AMD Turion 64 X2 ML-50 1.6GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Broadcom BCM4311 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam|
|Wireless||Partial||See notes below|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
The NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 in the Pavilion dv9000z works with both the open source 'nv' module and 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.
At the moment there are no working native wireless drivers for the Broadcom controller found in the HP dv9000z. You will need to use the ndiswrapper module for the controller to work. See below for our guide to using ndiswrapper. You can find the required windows drivers here.
For the audio in the dv9000z to work properly you will need to use ALSA version 1.0.14 or greater. You may also need to add the following line to your /etc/modprobe.conf (or your distribution's equivalent) file:
options snd-hda-intel model=hp position_fix=1
The HP Pavilion dv9000z is not the best supported laptop under Linux. The major problem is with the wireless controller which isn't yet properly supported by Linux.