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HP Pavilion dv5-1100


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP Pavilion dv5-1100 laptop.

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For full specifications see the HP Pavilion dv5-1100 specifications page.

NameHP Pavilion dv5-1100
ProcessorIntel® Core™2 Duo
Screen15.4“ WXGA Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD250GB to 400GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
DVD+-RW with Lightscribe
GraphicsATI Radeon™ HD 3450
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n
Intel® WiFi Link 5100

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorksOnly the NVIDIA graphics was tested and needs to proprietary drivers to function fully. The ATI drivers were not tested but should work the proprietary ATI drivers.
WirelessWorksOnly the Intel based wireless was tested, not the Atheros
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested


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Snorri, 2009/03/17 11:18

Hi, just got HP pavilion dv5 -1100 and installed Ubuntu 8.10, everything seems to work fine exept wireless lan, there is a huge problem to get atheros wireless card to work. I have tried lots of things, such as setting up madwifi that doesnt work and ndiswrapper to use windows drivers, but that doesnt work either, so Im stuck, I am just about to give up on using Ubuntu because of this problem.
I hope somebody will give a solution to this problem.

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