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HP Pavilion dv9000t


This is a guide to running Linux with the Hewlett-Packard Pavilion dv9000t 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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NameHP Pavilion dv9000t
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T5600 1.83GHz
Screen17“ WXGA+
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
WirelessYesUse ipw3945 module
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraNot Tested


For the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 in the Pavilion dv9000t you can use both the open source 'nv' module and NVIDIA's proprietary 'nvidia' module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module. Some older versions of X may not have support for the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.

You need to use ALSA version 1.0.13 or greater for the audio system to work on this laptop. However it appears the microphone does not work. You may also need to add the following line to your /etc/modprobe.conf (or your distribution's equivalent) file:
options snd-hda-intel model=hp position_fix=1

Thanks to hogger for the following:
I've got it setup to suspend on lid close and it works fine, and unsuspends when the lid is opened. The battery lasts quite a while, around 2-2.5 hours. This is without dimming the monitor or throttling the CPU. I haven't verified the cpu throttling works, but KDE seems to think it can do it. I suspect the battery would last 3 hours or more if I dimmed the monitor and took the CPU down to 25%. I've got the extra-capacity battery.


There were no problems in getting the HP Pavilion dv9000t working when used with an up to date Linux distribution.


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