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Last modified: Sat Mar 1 19:55:34 EST 2008
General Hardware Specifications of HP Pavillion dv2715nr:
Status under Linux
|AMD Turion 64 TL-58 @ 1.9 GHz||Works||No special procedure required during installation.|
|14.1 WXGA+ TFT Display||Works||Select Generic LCD Display in Installer|
|Nvidia GeForce Go 7150M (up to 799MB shared video memory)||Works||Download nvidia-kernel-source (v169.07-2), kernel-source and then install driver using make-kpkg.|
|2GB, SDRAM, 2DIMMs||Works||No special procedure required during installation|
|160GB Western Digital Ultra ATA Hard Drive||Works||No special procedure required during installation|
|Matshita DVD-RAM (UJ-861H) ATAPI optical drive, 2MB cache||Works||No special procedure required during installation|
|nVidia MCP67 Integrated 100Mbps Ethernet Card||Works||Requires the updated forcedeth driver that has the new PCI device id aliases.|
|Internal 56k Modem||Don't know.||I didn't try.|
|Ricoh R5C832 IEEE 1394 Firewire controller||Works||No special procedure required during installation|
|Ricoh R5C832 SD/MMC/MS/xD multimedia card reader||Don't know.||Supposedly SD works, but I don't own any. There's no MMC support for linux yet.|
|Internal USB Broadcom BCM4310 802.11a/b/g Wireless Networking||Works||With ndiswrapper, but there are rumors you can get it to work natively.|
|Lithium-Ion Battery||Works||No special procedure required during installation|
|nVidia MCP67 High Definition Audio||Works||Works with the snd-hda-intel driver.|
|HP 640x480 Webcam||Works||Works with the UVC driver after installing the linux-uvc-source package and running make-kpkg on it.|
This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.22.
It was a good place to start to have new hardware support. Once I got it working, I switched to the unstable sources for access to cutting-edge packages.
First, I had to shrink the Vista NTFS partition from within Vista itself. Linux refuses to work on Vista NTFS partitions at this time. Vista refused to give away more than 40GBs, even though there was a lot more free space.
Initially, I downloaded a small amd64 ISO image that I placed on a USB flash drive to boot up the laptop. However, I was later more successfull when I downloaded the full first installation DVD.
I didn't have to do much:
I am still working on this. I got it to work once, but I am currently having problems.
This is also a good idea, since the touchpad has the scroll area on the side that works as a nice scroller in Windows Vista.
# ignore interfaces with random MAC addresses
Otherwise, you end up having a different ethernet device number every time (e.g., eth2, eth3, eth4, ...).
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2) 00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge (rev a2) 00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus (rev a2) 00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0541 (rev a2) 00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0543 (rev a2) 00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2) 00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2) 00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2) 00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2) 00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller (rev a1) 00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1) 00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0561 (rev a2) 00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller (rev a2) 00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2) 00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2) 00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2) 00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7150M (rev a2) 00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration 00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map 00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller 00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control 01:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05) 01:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22) 01:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12) 01:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12) 01:09.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12) 04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)
bcmwl5 : driver installed device (14E4:4315) present
Overall nice laptop. It gets a little hot, but the CPU frequency scaling works very well in Linux, going down to 800 MHz.