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HP Pavilion zt3000


This is a guide to running Linux with the HP Pavilion zt3000 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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NameHP Pavilion zt3000
ProcessorIntel Pentium M 715 (1.5 GHz) or other Pentium M Banias
Screen15.4“ WXGA or WSXGA+
RAM512 MB to 2 GB
Optical DriveDVD-ROM/CD-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon 9000, 32 or 64 MB dedicated video RAM
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other3 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire 400 four-pin

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
56K ModemYes
SD/MM card readerYes


ATI/AMD's proprietary fglrx driver has dropped support for the Radeon 9000. However, the open-source radeon driver has full 2D and 3D support.
The CPU is PAE-capable, but doesn't show the PAE flag, which means you will need to install a distribution with a kernel that doesn´t require PAE (such as Linux Mint Debian Edition) or patch /proc/cpuinfo to include the pae flag at each boot. Lubuntu installation images that include this functionality are available at


It is recommended to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.16 or greater. Everything should work out of the box.

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Leo Edwards, 2013/09/09 17:31

A no-go with Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop/live CD, something about a non-pae CPU for this particular kernel. Perhaps a slightly earlier version of Ubuntu or Lubuntu then an upgrade.

Anon, 2011/05/05 02:34

fglrx module is difficult to install, it supports the graphics chipset only in older versions of the module (which only support a older version of the kernel), radeon driver is more up to date according to what I read.

Wes, 2008/09/24 17:20

It works…

The Firewire and PCMCIA all work out-of-the-box. The modem also works with some configuration, it's a winmodem.

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