HP6710b

  • Contact: Sledgeas, Cudjoe

  • Make : HP
  • Model: 6710b
  • S/N: CNU7231LLQ
  • P/N: GB891EA#ABB

LiveCD Installation

Lucid Lynx

Works well out of the box ! With Desktop Effects !

Intrepid Ibex

Works well out of the box ! With Desktop Effects !

Hardy Heron

Works well out of the box ! With Desktop Effects !

Gutsy Gibbon

Works well out of the box !

Video card is blacklisted for Desktop Effects but can be actived, see next section Post-install.

Feisty Fawn

SOLUTION for `/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off'

Use alternate install CD -- no error at all, when using it: http://releases.ubuntu.com/feisty/ubuntu-7.04-alternate-i386.iso

Or, if you still want graphics-based install (sorry for you -- see below why), at the prompt after error enter:

(initramfs) modprobe piix
(initramfs) exit

And continue booting from LiveCD.

Failed to start X

The X will fail to start because of the new video card. * Use alternate installation CD http://releases.ubuntu.com/feisty/ubuntu-7.04-alternate-i386.iso

Alternate CD Installation

Lucid Lynx

Installation not working (32 bit), black screen after first selection menu. Workaround known from Jaunty Jackalope not working anymore.

Jaunty Jackalope

Installation not working (32 bit), black screen after first selection menu. Workaround: in the extended boot options (F6) add fb=false

Post-install

Gutsy Gibbon

Compiz

* Video card is blacklisted because XV output causes problem with driver xserver-xorg-video-intel-2.1. * You can disable XV for most of the gstreamer video players

gstreamer-properties

In Video tab, choose "X Window System No Xv" for default output plugin

* You can now remove your card from the blacklist, by adding a # at the beginning of the line with intel 965

sudo gedit /usr/bin/compiz

 # blacklist based on the pci ids
 # See http://wiki.compiz-fusion.org/Hardware/Blacklist for details
 T=" 1002:5954 1002:5854 1002:5955" # ati rs480
 T="$T 1002:4153" # ATI Rv350
 T="$T 8086:2982 8086:2992 8086:29a2 8086:2a02 8086:2a12" # intel 965
 T="$T 8086:2972" # i965 (x3000)
 T="$T 1002:3152 1002:3150 1002:5462 1002:5653 " # ati X300 X600,X600 X700
 BLACKLIST_PCIIDS="$T"
 unset T

* Start effects !

Feisty

Intel X3100 Video

Custom-compiled kernel needed with /dev/agpgart support:

apt-get install linux-kernel build-essential libncurses5-dev kernel-package
cd /usr/src
tar --bzip2 -xvf linux-source-2.6.20.tar.bz2
ln -s linux-source-2.6.20 linux
cd linux
make menuconfig
 Linux Kernel Configuration: Device Drivers: Character devices:
  <*> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)
  < >   ALI chipset support
  < >   ATI chipset support
  < >   AMD Irongate, 761, and 762 chipset support
  < >   AMD Opteron/Athlon64 on-CPU GART support
  <*>   Intel 440LX/BX/GX, I8xx and E7x05 chipset support
  < >   NVIDIA nForce/nForce2 chipset support
 <...>

make-kpkg ended with error for me

make-kpkg kernel_image kernel_headers

if it fails for you, use these commands:

  make
  make install modules_install
 # point your /boot/grub/grub.conf to the new kernel

Download xserver-xorg-video-intel_2.1.0-1ubuntu1_i386.deb from http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=37549&d=1183829057 NOTE: you will need to login into ubuntuforums!

dpkg --force-all -i xserver-xorg-video-intel_2.1.0-1ubuntu1_i386.deb

Substitute /etc/X11/xorg.conf with correct driver string:

vim /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Video Card"
        Driver          "intel"        BusID           "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Reboot your system, and you will get nice GNOME login screen (gdm).

DVD/R+W Device

Doesn't work by default. You have to write in your /etc/rc.local

modprobe piix

Touchpad deactivated on typing

By default it isn't deactivated while typing. You have to do some things first.

edit your /etx/X11/xorg.config:

search for the following section

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
    ...
    End Section

and add the following line

    Option "SHMConfig" "1"

then restart X and you can edit the preferences of the touchpad with gsynaptics, qsynaptics or ksynaptics.

System Info

bios-version:68DDU Ver. F.06
system-manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
system-product-name:HP Compaq 6710b (GB891EA#ABB)
system-version:F.06

Hardware details

in Feisty

in Gutsy

in Hardy

in Intrepid

Installation works?

Alternate CD

Yes!

Yes!

Yes!

Hardware Information

  HP GB891EA#ABB Business Notebook with Corporate Package
    6710b Series Notebook
  Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0Ghz 4MB cache 800Mhz FSB
  Mobile Intel 965GM Express Chipset
  1024MB DDR2-667 SO-Dimm
  160GB SATA 5400rpm HDD
  DVD+-RW SuperMulti Double Layer writer
  15.4" WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050)
  Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 up to 384MB shared graphics
  Intel 802.11 a/b/g Wireless LAN (ipw3945)
  Bluetooth
  56k modem
  10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
  Fingerprint reader & TPM

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works in?

Bug #

Feisty

Gutsy

Hardy

Intrepid

Karmic

Lucid

Screen

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Correct resolution?

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Correct refresh rate?

Untested

Untested

yes

yes

yes

3D Acceleration

Untested

Untested

yes

yes

External monitor works?

Untested

Untested

yes

yes

yes

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Untested

yes

yes

yes

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

doesn't work

yes

yes

Power Management

Battery detected?

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Hibernates?

yes, but kde power manager has problems

Untested

yes

Sleep

no keyboard&mouse after wakeup

Untested

yes

yes

yes

yes(2)

(2)sometimes no graphics after wakeup, use old 2.6.31-21 kernel

Dim monitor on battery

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Blank monitor on inactivity

yes

Untested

yes

yes

Lid Close

yes

yes(1)

yes(1)

yes

yes(1,2)

(1)https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acpid/+bug/157691 (workaround: echo 7 > /proc/acpi/video/*/DOS) <br>(2) no crashed with old 2.6.31-21 kernel

Cpu frequency scaling

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes(1)

(1)less fan with old 2.6.31-21 kernel?

Sound

Sound works?

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Correct volume?

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Hardware volume switch

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Headphone jack

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Mic jack

Untested

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

after unmuting capture

Internal Mic

Untested

Untested

yes

yes

yes

after unmuting capture

Networking

Wired NIC

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Wireless NIC

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

yes

yes, with configuration

yes

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bluez-gnome/+bug/138356

Modem

Untested

Untested

no

Infrared

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Touchpad - turned off while typing

yes, with configuration

Untested

External mouse - USB

yes

yes

yes

yes

External mouse - Serial

Untested

N/A

No serial port available

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

yes

USB

Untested

Untested

yes

Serial

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

yes

Modem

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

yes

PS/2

Untested

Untested

yes

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

Untested

Untested

yes(1)

(1)http://maltekueppers.de/wp/?p=1556

CD/DVD drive

yes, with modprobe piix

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

Untested

Untested

Card reader(s)

yes

yes

yes

yes

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works in?

Bug #

Feisty

Gutsy

Hardy

Intrepid

Karmic

+ Space

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ Esc

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ F1

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ F2

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ F3

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ F4

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ F5

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ F6

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ F7

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ F8

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ F9

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ F10

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ F11

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ F12

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ ArrowUp

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ ArrowDown

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ ArrowRight

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ ArrowLeft

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ PgUp

yes

Untested

yes

yes

+ PgDown

yes

Untested

yes

yes

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

Feisty

Gutsy

Hardy

Intrepid

Karmic

info

yes

Untested

yes

yes

yes

wlan

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

presentation

Untested

Untested

nothing happens

yes

nothing happens

mute

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

volume

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

battery

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

brightness up

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

brightness down

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Notes


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