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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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|Name||HP Pavilion zt3000|
|Processor||Intel Pentium M 715 (1.5 GHz) or other Pentium M Banias|
|Screen||15.4“ WXGA or WSXGA+|
|RAM||512 MB to 2 GB|
|HDD||40 to 80 GB IDE/PATA|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon 9000, 32 or 64 MB dedicated video RAM|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||3 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire 400 four-pin|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-intel8x0 module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|SD/MM card reader||Yes|
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 https://help.ubuntu.com/community/grub-n-iso.
It is recommended to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.16 or greater. Everything should work out of the box.