HPPavilionZV6233NR

Current Issues

In Dapper Drake RC:

  • Wireless Ethernet alternates between wlan0 and eth1 using ndiswrapper.

  • Monitor does not dim when switched to battery.

  • Play, Stop, Rewind, and Fast Forward buttons do not work in Rhythmbox.

Hardware details

  • HP Pavilion ZV6233NR
  • AMD Athlon 64 3200+
  • 1024MB Memory
  • 100GB HDD 4200(?) RPM
  • DVD+R DL Burner
  • 15" 1280x800 Widescreen Display
  • ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955 (PCIE)
  • IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller
  • ATI SB400 - AC'97 Modem Controller
  • LAN is Realtek RTL8139 10/100
  • Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 Airforce One 54g 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
  • US Keyboard

in Breezy?

in Dapper (current development)?

Installation works?

Yes

Yes

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper (current development)?

Screen

No

Yes

Correct resolution?

No

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

No

Yes

3D Acceleration

No

No, works with fglrx

36314

External monitor works?

No

Yes

External monitor - mirrors

No

Yes

External monitor - extend desktop

No

No

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Hibernates?

No

Yes

Sleep

No

Yes

Dim monitor on battery

No

No

Blank monitor on inactivity

Yes

Yes

Lid Close

Yes

Yes

Cpu frequency scaling

Yes

Yes

Sound

Sound works?

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Hardware volume switch

No

Yes

Headphone jack

Yes

Yes

Mic jack

Untested

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

Wireless NIC

No

No, works with ndiswrapper

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Infrared

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Yes

Yes

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

External mouse - Serial

No Serial Port

No Serial Port

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Serial

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

CD/DVD drive

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

No Parallel Port

No Parallel Port

Card reader(s)

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper (current development)?

+ F1

Help

Yes

Yes

+ F2

Print

Yes

Yes

+ F3

WWW

Yes

Yes

+ F4

External Monitor

Untested

No

+ F5

Sleep

No

Yes

+ F6

Lock

No, ejects CD

Yes

+ F7

Brightness Up

Yes

Yes

+ F8

Brightness Down

Yes

Yes

+ F9

Play/Pause

No

No

+ F10

Stop

No

No

+ F11

Rewind

No

No

+ F12

Fast Forward

No

No

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Breezy?

in Dapper (current development)?

Wireless

No

No

DVD

No

No

Music

Yes

Yes

WWW

Yes

Yes

Notes

Latest BIOS Update from HP is needed to fix the realtime clock from running at double speed.

3D Accelerated Video

3D acceleration does not work by default. You will need to install the ATI fglrx drivers. You will also have to go into your system BIOS and change the video device to work off of UMA memory. Sideport or Sideport+UMA will not work. The fglrx driver only supports UMA. Paste the following into a terminal session:

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-$(uname -r)
sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
sudo aticonfig --initial
sudo aticonfig --overlay-type=Xv

Reboot. Confirm it worked.

$ fglrxinfo 
display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: RADEON 9700 Generic
OpenGL version string: 2.0.5755 (8.24.8)

Source: http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Dapper_Installation_Guide

Wireless

Wireless Ethernet with the included bcm43xx module is very unstable but enables some advanced features. If you would like to use it, scroll down to the section titled Experimental Wireless. If you would like stable wireless ethernet, use ndiswrapper with the following driver set:

http://biginoz.free.fr/linux/bcmwl5a.inf

http://biginoz.free.fr/linux/bcmwl5.sys

After downloading the files to your desktop, paste the following into a terminal session.

echo 'blacklist bcm43xx' | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
sudo rmmod bcm43xx
sudo modprobe -r bcmwl5
sudo rmmod ndiswrapper
sudo apt-get remove ndiswrapper-utils
sudo rm -r /etc/ndiswrapper/
sudo rm -r /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper

Some of these steps may report errors; just ignore them.

sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils
sudo ndiswrapper -i ~/Desktop/bcmwl5a.inf
sudo ndiswrapper -m
for conffile in /etc/ndiswrapper/bcmwl5a/*.conf; do
sudo sed --in-place 's/RadioState|1/RadioState|0/g' $conffile
done

Reboot. You should now have wireless on wlan0 or eth1. If not, try

sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

If it still doesn't work, you may need to boot into Windows and press the wireless button on your keyboard to enable the wireless device, and then reboot into Ubuntu.

Mostly Source: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

Experimental Wireless with Monitor Mode

This method is VERY experimental and unstable, and seems to only connect in perfect conditions. If you don't have a good line of sight of your access point, you may not be able to connect. If you just came out of standby, you may not be able to connect. If you just came out of monitor mode, you may not be able to connect. This method is useful if you need to do a wireless survey or sniff wireless traffic in monitor mode. It is not recommended for casual use. If you don't know what monitor mode or a wireless survey is, this probably isn't for you. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

ndiswrapper will cause a conflict with the kernel level driver. Let's remove ndiswrapper.

sudo modprobe -r bcmwl5
sudo rmmod ndiswrapper
sudo apt-get remove ndiswrapper-utils
sudo rm -r /etc/ndiswrapper/
sudo rm -r /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper

Remove bcm43xx from /etc/modules.d/blacklist if it's in there.

sudo nano -w /etc/modules.d/blacklist

Reboot. The driver included in the kernel is not enough to get going. You'll need firmware for your specific wireless card. We get this firmware by extracting it from a driver. Grab the following driver, from which we will extract the firmware.

http://biginoz.free.fr/linux/bcmwl5.sys

Now let's install the tool to extract the firmware from the driver.

sudo apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutter

Now that we've installed the tool, lets extract the firmware from the driver and put it where the running kernel can utilize it.

sudo bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware ~/Desktop/bcmwl5.sys
sudo bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/$(uname -r) ~/Desktop/bcmwl5.sys

You may have received a non critical error during the prior step, but it should have told you that firmware was loaded.

Reboot.

If you need to connect to an access point, type the following.

sudo iwconfig eth0 ap any
sudo iwconfig eth0 rate 11M

Mostly Source: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

As of 6-26-06, if you're going to use kismet to utilize your new shiny monitor mode, you will need to compile kismet from the latest source available on kismetwireless.net to utilize the bcm43xx driver.

LaptopTestingTeam/Old/HPPavilionZV6233NR (last edited 2010-03-02 10:18:11 by primes2h)