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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP Pavilion dv9700t laptop. Thank you to David P. Powell for these details. This laptop was tested with the 64-bit edition of Ubuntu 8.04.
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|Name||HP Pavilion dv9700t|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5GHz|
|Screen||15.4“ WSXGA+ Widescreen|
|HDD||2 x 120GB|
|Graphics||256MB NVIDIA Geforce 8400M|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 4965AGN 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
Both procs were recognized immediately and show up separately in the Gnome system monitor. I haven't tested writing discs in the LightScribe yet.
The display worked at full res from first boot. I needed to install the proprietary NVIDIA driver to get the desktop effects & Compiz working correctly.
No special configs required during install. The HP Pavilion dv9700t works just fine with Linux.