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Notes on installation and compatibility of Ubuntu with Hewlett-Packard laptop computers.

Summary

Make

Model

Installs ?

Not working

Ubuntu Release

Comments

Last Updated

HP

nc6220

Yes

n/a

v5.04 (HP-Hoary)

See details below.

2005-09-14

HP

NC4000

Yes

(Warty)

See http://members.fortunecity.com/lennychen2002/linux/

2004-11-18

HP

NC4200

Yes

N/A

v5.04 (HP-Hoary), v6.06 (Dapper), v6.10 (Edgy), v7.04 (Feisty)

LaptopTestingTeam/HPNC4200

2007-04-04

HP (Compaq)

Evo N410c

Yes

n/a

v5.04 (Hoary) & v5.10 (Breezy)

http://thingy.apana.org.au/~fun/n410c/

2006-01-06

HP (Compaq)

nc4010

Yes

Suspend

v5.10 (Breezy) & v6.06 (Dapper)

Hibernate works (2.6.15-19), suspend doesn't. Everything else appears to work (sound, wifi, bluetooth, ect.)

2006-03-21

HP (Compaq)

nc6120

Yes

See details below.

v5.04 (HP-Hoary)

Working like a charm, some minor bugs

HP (Compaq)

NC8000

Yes

SD-card reader (not ubuntu specific)

HP (Compaq)

NW8240

Yes

SD-card reader

v5.04 (Hoary), v5.10 (Breezy) & v6.06 (Dapper)

LaptopTestingTeam/HPNW8240, LaptopTestingTeam/HPNW8240/Kubuntu

2006-02-08

HP (Compaq)

NX5000

Yes

Details below

HP (Compaq)

nx6110

Yes

wireless led

v5.10 (Breezy)

All in all works fine, although several things not tested, see below.

2005-11-23

HP (Compaq)

nx6120

Yes

SD-card reader (identified but not tested)

v5.04 (HP-Hoary), v5.10 (Breezy) & v6.06 (Dapper)

LaptopTestingTeam/HPNX6120
Wi-Fi and Firewire not tested. Everything else works.

2006-06-02

HP (Compaq)

nx7010

Yes

SD-card reader (not Ubuntu specific).

v5.10 (Breezy) & v6.06 (Dapper)

LaptopTestingTeam/HPNX7010

2006-05-04

HP (Compaq)

nx7400

Yes

Power management in 6.10

6.10, 7.04

Don't checked for power management in 7.04, modem, PCMCIA and firewire not tested, everything else working fine out of the box Smile :)

2007-02-18

HP (Compaq)

NX9020

Yes

External monitor switch with XFree (but it's working with X.org)

PCMCIA & Modem not tested.

HP (Compaq)

NX9030

Yes

4.10, 5.04, 5.10, 6.06, 6.10, 7.04

No problems, ACPI behaves oddly (battery status wrong, but charge always right). PCMCIA & Modem not tested.

2007-01-08

HP

Omnibook 500

Yes

Pcmcia, ACPI, extra keys, modem, video out not tested

HP

Omnibook 900b

Yes

Close screen to suspend

v5.04 (Hoary)

After 1st install reboot, screen begins flashing for approx 30 minutes, but will eventually present a login screen. USB & PCMCIA work.

2005-05-11

HP

Omnibook XE4500

Yes

Wireless-Lan (prism2_usb) doesn't work although the driver is loaded (might be that I just don't know how to configure it)

CD burning not tested. If freeze pb you sould use acpi=off.

HP

Omnibook XT6200

Yes

Modem

HP

Pavillon DV1066ea (DV1000 series)

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary), v5.10 (Breezy) & v6.06 (Dapper)

Details below.

HP

Pavilion DV1250ea (DV1000 series)

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Touchpad tap-to-click doesn't seem to work properly. Wireless seems to need linux 2.6.10-586.

2005-07-03

HP

Pavilion DV5000t

Yes

card reader, mic jack.

v6.06 (Dapper)

http://www.ubuntops.com

2006-07-??

HP

Pavilion DV7-1070el

Yes

audio, fingerprint reader, dvb-t tuner

v9.04 (Jaunty)

Audio was not working properly, but I just added "options snd-hda-intel enable-msi=1" in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and it worked.

2009-06-21

HP

Pavilion DV8210us (DV8000 series)

Yes

Suspend.

v6.06 (Dapper)

Wireless needs bcm43xx-firmware installed.

2006-05-30

HP

Pavilion DV6600 (mentioned 6500 in bios)

Yes

7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

Audio needs to install backports (synaptic->repository->updates->backports, and then install generic linux backported drivers - wifi works fine

2008-01-03

HP

Pavillon ZD7320ea (ZD7000 series)

Yes

(Warty)

Details below.

HP

Pavillon ZD7150ea (ZD7000 series)

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary) & v5.10 (Breezy)

Details below.

2005-11-26

HP

Pavilion ze2308wm

Yes

Modem

v5.10 (Breezy) & v6.06 (Dapper) beta

Details below.

2006-04-24

HP

Pavillon ZE4125

Yes

Suspend to both RAM and disk

v5.04 (Hoary)

Use linux vga=791 at boot for correct console resolution. v5.04 (Hoary) only.

HP

Pavillon ZE4355ea

Yes

CD burning not tested.

HP

Pavillon ZE4453ea

Yes

3d-acceleration & some hotkeys.

v5.10 (Breezy)

PCMCIA/Parallel/Seriel NOT tested. See LaptopTestingTeam/HPze4453ea

2005-10-26

HP

Pavillon ZE4550

Yes

Only boots with noapic and nolapic (on bootup screen type "linux noapic noalapic").

HP

Pavilion ze4950ea (ze4900 series)

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy) & v7.04 (Feisty)

Details below.

2007-05-03

HP

Pavillon ZE5640ea (ZE5600 series)

Yes

CD burning and IEEE1394 not tested

HP

Pavillon ZV5120US (ZV5100 series)

Yes

Battery status (only percent, same in XP), wireless (unless ndiswrapper + bcmwl5.inf), modem (unless precompiled slmodemd from linmodems.org, use sudo slmodemd --alsa -c USA modem:1), touchpad scrolling (that's no problem), 3D (failed with ati drivers), DVD playback (crappy w/ libdvdcss2), suspend/hibernate (neither to disk nor to drive, wish it worked)

v5.04 (Hoary) & v5.10 (Breezy)

Ethernet card not tested but seems okay. Very very nice with this laptop when compared to other distros.

HP

Pavillon ZV5132ea (ZV5000 series)

Yes

Touchpad, battery status (only percent), modem

(Warty)

Needs noapic to boot. Needs manual configuration for nVidia [GeForce4 440Go].

HP

Pavillon ZV5132ea (ZV5000 series)

Yes

Modem, resume from RAM (nvidia graphics does not wake up), battery status (only percent).

v5.04 (Hoary)

Configuration details by Jensens

HP

Pavillon ZV5242qv (ZV5000 series)

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Details below.

HP

Pavillon ZX5078cl

Yes

Suspend/resume, card reader

See http://mattsmith.hostmatrix.org/zx5078cl/ubuntu.html

2005-03-01

HP

Pavilion zv6000

Yes

Hibernation, cardreader, volume buttons

v5.10 (Breezy)

Amd64 wireless and video with help (Details below)

2005-11-13

HP

Pavilion zv6131us

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

Did not test modem, cardreaders, hibernation. More details on setup.

2005-07-26

HP

Pavilion zv6130us

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

Wireless took a bit of effort but works, volume buttons don't work, AMD64 issues(totem crashes X, no flash, win32 codecs, etc), haven't tried 3d acceleration yet (see zv6131us above for more info)

2005-09-24

HP

nx9110

Yes

CardReader, Sleep and hibernate, ati 9000igp not supported by fglrx driver

v5.10 (Breezy)

Details below.

2005-12-05

Details

HP nx9110

see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam/HPNX9110 for details!

HP (Compaq) NX5000

  • Bluetooth works out of the box.
  • Had to replace ipw2200 kernel drivers and firmware with latest from http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/ to get Wireless working.

  • Have not tried CD burning, IrDA or IEEE1394.
  • Conflict between HAL and onboard network card (Broadcom 4400). Either disable D-BUS (sudo /usr/sbin/update-rc.d dbus-1 remove) or stop hotplug from loading the driver by adding b44 to /etc/hotplug/blacklist.

  • VBIOS needs to be patched to enable 1400x1050. Download and compile 855resolution then do 855resolution 4d 1400 1050.

  • Cannot wake from suspend.

HP (Compaq) nx6110

Bugs

  • Wireless LED is not working
  • Often when having returned from suspend to RAM video playback causes X to go in a crash loop; only way out is Alt+SysRq+s (for sync) and then Alt+SysRq+b (for reboot) (or holding the power button to reset the machine)

Works

  • Suspend to RAM
  • Touchpad (incl. 3rd mouse button, scroll region)
  • Speaker mute when headphones are jacked in
  • Keyboard triggered Suspend to RAM (Fn+F3)
  • CD burning, some notebooks have a DVD-RW burner, it also works
  • Audio recording
  • Battery status
  • CPU frequency scaling
  • Ethernet
  • USB
  • Wireless (Intel IPW2200, there exists a variant of this notebook with broadcom wireless)
  • Suspend to disk
  • Externa Monitor, only with dapper

Not tested

  • Modem
  • Firewire

(by MarkusBertheau2)

HP nc6120

STOP_SERVICES="mysql irda-utils"

It is tested to work with kernel version 2.6.10-5-386 (installed ver reported by synaptic: 2.6.10-34.2). Even the blue led is working now!

  • 3d accelleration is working, but only with MESA libraries. This has an impact on the performance.
  • Cd-Burning is working (speed: 12x after removing autostart of nautilus burn:// in system -> settings -> changeable media)

  • 6in1 Card reader doesn't work because there are no drivers available at the moment.
  • Not tested yet: DVD-Writer, Modem, PCMCIA.
  • For questions: mail to phen at gmx dot de

HP Pavilion DV1066ea (DV1000 series)

  • Most things seem to work out of the box, or with minor tweaking
  • Sound, 1280x768 screen, wireless, 10/100 Mbit LAN, synaptics touchpad, 3D acceleration, CPU frequency scaling, CD/DVD rewriter all work well
  • Modem not working, though not much time has been spent working on it.
  • In common with several other HP notebooks, noapic is needed at boot-up to prevent random freezes.
  • There's a small write-up on the install with more details at http://www.dbg400.net/dv1066ea.html

  • Upgrading to Hoary adds suspend to RAM and suspend to disk.
  • Wireless + WPA works well in Breezy & Dapper

HP pavilion ZD7320ea (ZD7000 series)

  • Warty works mostly out of the box
  • Touchpad works with the configuration detected during the installation. It behave strangely sometimes though.
  • Widescreen can be easily configurated with XFree nv driver with the following in addition to the default configuration set during the installation

    Section "Monitor"
     Identifier "widescreen"
     HorizSync 30-64
     VertRefresh 50-100
     Modeline "1440x900" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 +HSync +VSync
     Option  "DPMS"
    EndSection
    Section "Screen"
     Identifier "Laptop Screen"
     Device  "NVIDIA Corporation NV34M [GeForce FX Go 5200]"
     Monitor  "widescreen"
     DefaultDepth 24
     SubSection "Display"
      Depth  24
      Modes  "1440x900"
     EndSubSection
    EndSection
    Section "ServerLayout"
     Identifier "Default Layout"
     Screen  "Laptop Screen"
     InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
     InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
     InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection
    I did not manage to have nvidia proprietary 3D driver working.
  • Didn't try IrDA, Modem, Wifi and Suspend to disk (yet)
  • Sound is working with alsa. But the quality is not very good (while it is very good under W(tm). Probably a config problem...
  • Used to face problems to umount removable devices because of 'fam' (set by default install). Removing 'fam' (sudo apt-get remove fam) solved the problem.
  • Some help can be found and requested at 'http://www.zd7000forums.com/viewforum.php?f=12'

HP pavilion ZD7150ea (ZD7000 series)

  • Hoary works out of the box. I downloaded the ISO, booted it with the 'expert' parameter. The reason why is just that I wanted to see the works and not just the quick-install. No special apic,acpi parameters were needed!
  • Touchpad works without any problem. I installed Ubuntu with an USB-mouse from Logitech plugged in for convenience and it works withou a hitch, scrolling everything.
  • The default nvidia-driver detected everything perfectly and also started with the correct default resolution 1440x900. I used the guide on www.ubuntuguide.org to install the nvidia binary drivers. Installed without any problems and then I used this guy's http://excidium.net/zd7010-linux.html Device config to get the correct resolution.

  • Ethernet-networking wasn't nearby but a Wifi-AP was. I had downloaded the ndiswrapper-deb and had the Broadcom-files on an USB-stick. I then used one of the simple HOWTOs from the forum and everything worked flawlessly.
  • ACPI - NO PROBLEM! The hibernation sequence is a charm. It takes about 20-30s to shutdown and then when you restart, you are presented with GRUB. You choose your kernel-line and voĆ­la! You're back at your Gnome-desktop. No GRUB-editing needed for me. Suspend-to-RAM has to be enabled according the ACPI-faq. No problem using it. Everything wakes up without problems, even the WLAN works within a second.
  • Problems not yet solved: The battery applet in GNOME isn't being updated when running on battery. There is an ugly workaround one could use. If you issue 'acpi -V' in a console, the state is updated. If someone knows a 'clean' solution, please let me know.

NEW:Breezy fixes this problem, no need for that ugly hack. Still not working: Built-in CB710 cardreader.

HP Pavilion ze2308wm (ze2000 series)

Works out of the box 100% (if you don't count the modem) with Breezy and mostly with Dapper

  • Wireless (bcm4318 chipset) under Dapper requires either bcm43xx or ndiswrapper to be disabled (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx). Use the drivers from here: here for either module. From my experience, ndiswrapper seems to work better and more reliably, at least as of this writing.

  • Modem seems to be only partially supported, played around with it in Breezy and got it to dial, but never would handshake.
  • My laptop doesn't have the built in card-reader, so that may have issues (as others have reported here)
  • Battery applet doesn't show time remaining, but it doesn't under Windows either, so this is most likely a hardware issue.

HP Pavilion ze4950ea (ze4900 series)

Everything working fine out-of-the-box with some minor Wifi issues.

Wireless Issues

Wireless works out-of-the-box, yet there are three annoyances:-

  • Wireless LED is not working by default, although the wireless on/off button is working. Refer to this entry for a fix.

  • Finally, there's a firmware error which appears and causes it to disconnect which can be fixed. Refer to this post for a fix.

Not tested

  • Modem
  • Firewire (IEEE1394)
  • DVD Burning (CD Burning is working fine)
  • PCMCIA

HP pavilion zv5242qv (zv5000 series)

Generaly works out of the box with the Hoary preview

  • pcmcia slot acts like it's working but no cards will return "ident" info from cardctl
  • touchpad works, but sometimes on boot it fails. log off/on fixes
  • [GeForce4440Go] 440 Go 64M with 1280x800 works out of the box, but the official nvidia driver requires some tweaks

  • broadcom wireless works with ndiswrapper. used "wifi-radar" for wlan config and profiles
  • 5n1 memory card reader doesn't work, seems to be unsupported in the kernel.
  • extra buttons can be configured, including volume controls

Note that not all zv5000's are quite the same Smile :)

Note: Try for zv5000's PCMCIA in /etc/pcmcia/config.opts lines 'include port 0x3000-0x7fff' and 'memory 0xe8100000-0xe97fffff' (reboot required).

From unknown Tue May 17 19:59:13 +0100 2005 From: Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 19:59:13 +0100 Subject: HP NX6110, Celeron M360, Broadcom wifi Message-ID: <20050517195913+0100@www.ubuntulinux.org>

Hoary install worked OK. Wifi needed to be setup according to ubuntu ndiswrapperhowto using the windows drivers on the HP driver CD, now OK. Suspend freezes the machine - no other problems so far. Recommend.

Note: according to this (http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/58780) HP is offering a version of Ubuntu which supports all the hardware in the following laptops: nx6110, nc6120, nc6220, nc6230 and nc6000 (get it here: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/custom/20050516/hoary-install-i386.iso)

hp Compaq nc6220

generally works out of the box with Hoary.

... but xorg only displays 1280x1024 - the LCD can do 1440x1050 so everything looks a little blury.

How to fix:

  • download 915resolution from http://www.geocities.com/stomljen/download.html and compile

  • run: /usr/sbin/915resolution 32 1400 1050
  • restart the X-Server: kill $(ps -ef | grep /usr/X11R6/bin/X | awk '{print $2}')
  • login and resize the Display through -> Preferences -> Screen Resolution to 1440x1050 and suddenly you can see clearer, now

  • write a neat little start-up script to run 915resolution before gdm starts.

done.

HP pavilion zv6000 Series

Wireless and Video requires some special handling with breezy amd64 kernel.

Install

  • Pass linux noapic debian-installer/framebuffer=false to the kernel when booting the installer

  • Use an ether cable or a wireless PCMCIA if you want to network before seting up the ndiswrapper
  • The graphical login will fail: Add 'Option "NoAccel"' (minus the single-quote marks) to the Device Section in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

  • The hardware clock is too fast: Add 'no_timer_check' (minus the single-quote marks) to each kernel line in /boot/grub/menu.lst

Wireless with ndiswrapper

  • The amd64 kernel with ndiswrapper needs the 64bit windows drivers from https://www.synapsenow.com/synapse/data/7117/documents/WLAN_Broadcom_BG(3.100.64.0_logo).zip

  • ndiswrapper 1.5rc2 was needed
  • Follow the instructions at http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=25683

WXGA Video

The xorg ati (radeon) drivers and vesa stretch 1027 to 1200. Both the xorg that ships with breezy and the update have a bad libdri.a. Also video playpack under Totem or gxine kills X under the radeon and vesa drivers. As of November 2005 (xorg 6.8.2-77, fglrx64-6-8-0 8.18.8-2), the ATI drivers with an older libdri.a are required to fix the video. some details of the fix are discussed at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=78466. If the ati installer cannot build the driver, use alien to convert fglrx64_6_8_0-8.18.8-1.x86_64.rpm to a deb.

  • Download the amd64 driver from www.ati.com and install it
  • Get a copy of http://mail3.mpr.org/mlomker/libdri.a.gz and replace /usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/extensions/libdri.a

  • Revise your /etc/X11/xorg.conf device section by setting the driver to "fglrx":
  • Revise your /etc/X11/xorg.conf Module section:

    Load    "dbe"   # Double buffer extension
    Load    "freetype"
    Load    "type1"
    Load    "glx"
    Load    "dri"
    Load    "ddc"


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