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 |Name|HP Pavilion g6-2200 series (AMD Version)| |Name|HP Pavilion g6-2200 series (AMD Version)|
-|Processor|AMD Dual-Core A4-4300M APU with Radeon HD 7420G Discrete-Class (2.5 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache) ​ \\ AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M APU with Radeon HD 7640G Discrete-Class Graphics (1.9 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache) |+|Processor|AMD Dual-Core A4-4300M APU with Radeon HD 7420G Discrete-Class (2.5 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache)  ​\\ AMD Dual-Core A6-4400M APU with Radeon HD 7520G Discrete-Class (2.7 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache) ​\\ AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M APU with Radeon HD 7640G Discrete-Class Graphics (1.9 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache) |
 |Screen|15.6"​ 1366x768 Widescreen| |Screen|15.6"​ 1366x768 Widescreen|
 |RAM|Up to 8GB| |RAM|Up to 8GB|
 |HDD|Up to 1TB| |HDD|Up to 1TB|
 |Optical Drive|None| |Optical Drive|None|
-|Graphics|AMD Radeon HD 7420G  \\ AMD Radeon HD 7640G|+|Graphics|AMD Radeon HD 7420G  ​\\ Radeon HD 7520G \\ AMD Radeon HD 7640G|
 |Network|10/​100 Ethernet \\ 801.11b/​g/​n| |Network|10/​100 Ethernet \\ 801.11b/​g/​n|
 ===== Linux Compatibility ===== ===== Linux Compatibility =====
 ^Device^Compatibility^Comments^ ^Device^Compatibility^Comments^
-|Processor|Not Tested| | +|Processor|Works with the a6 4400m in a HP Pavilion G6-2231dx| | 
-|Screen|Not Tested| | +|Screen|Works in a HP Pavilion G6-2231dx| | 
-|HDD|Not Tested| | +|HDD|Works in a HP Pavilion G6-2231dx| | 
-|Graphics Chip|Not Tested| |+|Graphics Chip|Works with the integrated AMD Radeon 7520G on the A6 4400M APUReserves RAM from main system|
 |VGA Out|Not Tested| | |VGA Out|Not Tested| |
 |HDMI Out|Not Tested| | |HDMI Out|Not Tested| |
-|Sound|Not Tested| |+|Sound|Works in a HP Pavilion G6-2231dx| |
 |Bulti-in Microphone|Not Tested| | |Bulti-in Microphone|Not Tested| |
 |Headphone Jack|Not Tested| | |Headphone Jack|Not Tested| |
 |Microphone Jack|Not Tested| | |Microphone Jack|Not Tested| |
 |Ethernet|Not Tested| | |Ethernet|Not Tested| |
-|Wireless|Not Tested| |+|Wireless|Works in a HP Pavilion G6-2231dx| |
 |Bluetooth|Not Tested| | |Bluetooth|Not Tested| |
-|USB|Not Tested| |+|USB|Works in a HP Pavilion G6-2231dx| |
 |Card Reader|Not Tested| | |Card Reader|Not Tested| |
 |Webcam|Not Tested| | |Webcam|Not Tested| |
-|Touch Pad|Not Tested| |+|Touch Pad|Works in a HP Pavilion G6-2231dx| |
 |Suspend/​Resume|Not Tested| | |Suspend/​Resume|Not Tested| |
 ===== Notes ===== ===== Notes =====
-You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the HP Pavilion g6-2200 series (AMD Version) here. +I've installed Kubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit on an HP Pavilion ​G62231dx.
-===== Summary ===== +
-You can enter a summary of how well the HP Pavilion ​g6-2200 series (AMD Version) works with Linux here.+
  
 +The major difficulties are to do with the graphics - you will be best off downloading the AMD driver from here:
 +http://​support.amd.com/​us/​gpudownload/​linux/​Pages/​radeon_linux.aspx
 +
 +Be aware that AMD have the graphics processor integrated in the APU, which means that you are going to lose a chunk of your RAM for the graphics to use, and the amount is not configurable from anywhere in Linux that I can find. With 4Gig RAM, I am only seeing 3.2 available because the rest is reserved for the graphics processor during startup. It is not alterable through old versions of the BIOS either... and I'm not sure about newer versions.
 +
 +This leads to my tale of woe, because I blew away Windoze before having updated the BIOS, so I am now unable to use the HP provided .exe. (No link; you'll have to navigate the labyrinthine HP support site to find the relevant BIOS updater for your model - make sure to leave some breadcrumbs). Even the old trick of using cabextract to pull an image from the .exe no longer works, presumably because HP are using some dark sorcery to avoid just this kind of thing.
 +
 +Anyway - my advice: make sure you've got the BIOS where you want it, or have produced a bootable CD or USB that will allow you to do so, before you gleefully eliminate all M$ products from your shiny new laptop. This shouldn'​t be an issue if you have a dual-boot system.
 +===== Summary =====
 +Works smoothly, but best if using the AMD driver, and kiss some RAM goodbye. I'd like to know if anyone has any luck configuring the amount of RAM through the BIOS, or any other way.
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