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HP Pavilion dm1-1000 series


J.A. Watson (


This is the HP dm1-10 family of sub-notebooks, including all of the dm1-10xxyy models. The unit I used for these tests is a dm1-1020ez. This is a VERY nice system, with the best combination of small screen and good resolution that I have found yet. It runs the 64-bit version of all the distributions I have tried so far.

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NameHP Pavillion dm1-1000 series
Processor1.2 GHz Intel Celeron DualCore Processor SU2300
Screen11.6” Diagonal HD LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1366 x 768)
RAM2048 MB (2 x 1024 MB DDR3), Max 5 GB
HDD320 GB (5400rpm)
Optical DriveExternal USB only
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, max 797 MB video memory
NetworkRealtek RTL8102e 10/100 Wired, Broadcom 4315 Wireless b/g, HP Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

Optical DrivePartialSee Below
GraphicsYesAccelerated Intel Driver
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYesOnly tested SD
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested


Booting from a USB CD/DVD/Flash drive seems to be a bit problematic, it often hangs. Of the distributions I have tried so far, only Mandriva 2010.0 boots from CD pretty much every time. Ubuntu 9.10, booting standard from CD and Netbook Remix from a USB Flash drive, boots most of the time, but occasionally hangs. openSuSE 11.2 from CD hangs more often than it works, but it will usually work within 2-4 tries. I haven't been able to get Fedora 12 to boot from CD on this system at all.

Note that these boot problems ONLY apply to booting from USB devices; once you get Linux installed, it is fine.


The only distribution that I have tried so far which boots, installs, and everything works out of the box is Mandriva One 2010.0. It is dead easy, and very, very nice.

Ubuntu 9.10 boots and installs ok, but there is no driver for the Broadcom 4315 WiFi in the base distribution. After completing installation, you have to have a wired internet connection, then go through System/Administration/Hardware Drivers, and it will offer a choice of the STA or b43 driver. I have only been able to get the STA driver to work; the b43 driver installs without problem, but never sees any wireless networks. The STA driver seems to work just fine, but remember, you HAVE to have a wired connection to get it downloaded and installed.

openSuSE installs ok, once you get the CD to boot, but the only driver for the Broadcom WiFi is the b43 driver, and once again I can't get it to work. It should be possible to get the STA driver (also known as wl) from the openSuSE software build service, but I haven't taken the time to try that yet.

I can't get the Fedora 12 LiveCD to boot, it hangs near the end of the boot process.

The integrated Bluetooth adapter doesn't work with any Linux distribution I have tried so far. Of course, a USB Bluetooth dongle works just fine.


wysiwyg, 2012/11/19 06:05


I have the same netbook and try to make work the cpu scaling too.
after lot of seach, I found that CPU scaling is available on this CPU but only 1 frequency is possible…8-O

Paco, 2010/04/23 10:46

Is you cpu scaling working?
I have a similar notebook and every cpufreq driver i try to modprobe it returns me the “No Such Device” error.

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