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HP Pavilion dv3-2000


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP Pavilion dv3-2000 laptop.

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For full specifications see the HP Pavilion dv3-2000 specifications page.

NameHP Pavilion dv3-2000
ProcessorIntel® Celeron® DualCore Mobile Processor
Intel® Pentium® Processor
Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor
Screen13.3“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD160GB to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
DVD+-RW with Lightscribe
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel® WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/n
802.11b/g wireless LAN

Linux Compatibility

ScreenWorksfull resolution
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks NVIDIA GeForce G 105, Intel GMA 4500MHD
SoundWorks alsa-driver-1.0.20, HDMI now works via PulseAudio
WirelessWorksrequires NDIS
BluetoothNot installeddongle works
ModemNot installed
USBWorks 3rd slot shared with eSATA
Card Readerworksincluding SDHC
ExpressCard SlotWorks
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamworksSkype, Ekiga, Cheese all work
HDMI output works 1920×1080 with stereo sound


You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the HP Pavilion dv3-2000 here.
Kernels prior to 2.6.32 would lose battery after hibernate, 2.6.32 fixes. Screen brightness control is not supported through ACPI. Here are 2 ugly scripts that will work.

#!/bin/bash –
#Decrease Brightness
#get current brightness in hex and convert to decimal
var1=`setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B`
#calculate new brightness
var2=`echo “ibase=10; obase=16; a=($var1d-16);if (a>15) print a else print 15”

echo “$0: decreasing brightness from 0x$var1 to 0x$var2”
setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=$var2

#!/bin/bash –
#increase brightness
#get current brightness in hex and convert to decimal
var1=`setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B`
#calculate new brightness
var2=`echo “ibase=10; obase=16; a=($var1d+16);if (a<255) print a else print 255
” | bc`
echo “$0: increasing brightness from 0x$var1 to 0x$var2”
setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=$var2

must be run with sudo.


After I got the battery issue and the screen brightness issues under control this is truly a great Linux laptop. 500GB HD, speedy processor and 4GB of ram are plenty. I am not a gamer so I cannot speak to the worthiness of this machine in that respect. I have the Intel video card and it works fine for normal use.

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maji, 2011/06/21 06:13

every thing is good but finger print is not working and i did not fund driver for activate this drive

Abhi, 2010/03/16 05:55

Hi There,

 I have a HP Pavilion DV3-2154CA and I am having similar problem with my Ubuntu 9.10. I am a noob and I am not sure hot to run a script in Sudo. I would be really glad if you could guide me with the same. 

Thanks & Regards,


J. Jordan, 2009/12/15 14:21

I edited this page a bit, hope someone can get the remote control working, and the brightness controlled more gracefully


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