The specific model used in this instructions is the HP Pavilion dv2221us Laptop. Other models in this series should be very similar. Fedora Core 6 installation is pretty painless on this Laptop, setting up the video requires minor work, setting up the wireless requires some more work, pretty much everything else works out of the box (Integrated web cam didn't work out of the box, I haven't tried to set it up).
This model is marketed as an entertainment unit. Personally I chose it because it was by far the best deal I could find in a 2GB laptop. I am mainly using it for serious software development (server side Java, not exactly known for being light on resources), not for entertainment. For this reason, I haven't gotten around to setting up some of the multimedia hardware included (webcam & integrated microphone). Perhaps when I have some time I will get around to trying to set those up (if you or someone you know has successfully or unsuccessfully tried to set them up, feel free to drop me a note).
Modify it so that it looks like this:
Section "Device" Identifier "Videocard0" Driver "vesa" Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True" EndSection
Section "Device" Identifier "Videocard0" Driver "nv" Option "HWcursor" "false" Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True" EndSection
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm
This will open a graphical window, just keep clicking "next" (accept the terms when prompted) until the window dissapears. You might see some errors reported on the console, ignore them.
, the necessary files to install the windows driver should be here.
|General Hardware Specifications of the HP Pavilion dv2000:|
Status under Linux
|AMD Turion TL-56 64 X2 Mobile Technology Processor||Works||No special procedure required during installation.|
|2GB DDR2-SDRAM||Works||No special procedure required during installation.|
|160GB 5400 RPM Hard Disk||Works||No special procedure required during installation.|
|LightScribe Double Layer DVD+/-RW SuperMulti Drive||Works||No special procedure required during installation.|
|Digital Audio (16-bit)||Works||No special procedure required during installation.|
|Nvidia GeForce Go 6150||Works||By default Fedora will use vesa driver, minor configuration needed to use nvidia driver.|
|Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro/SD/MMC Media Card Reader||Works||No special procedure required during installation.|
|Integrated Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)||Works||No special procedure required during installation.|
|Internal 56k Modem||Not tested.|
|Integrated 802.11g/802.11g Wireless||Works||Needs ndiswrapper.|
|Touchpad||Works||No special procedure required during installation.|
|Integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam||Untested|