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HP Pavillion dm1-4033

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1. Hardware information

1.1. Standard Features

Microprocessor:AMD Dual-Core E-450 at 1,65GHz

Memory: 4096 (2 x 2048 MB)

Memory Max: Up to 6 GB DDR3 according to HP though the chipset supports 8 Gb

Video Graphics: Radeon HD 6320 @ 508MHz ; Turbo @ 600MHz

Video Memory: Uses a fixed portion of the RAM

Hard Drive: 500 GB @ 5400 rpm

Display:11.6” (1366 x 768)

Network Card: Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN

Wireless Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n WLAN

Sound: beats audio

Keyboard: Good size keyboard, comfortable to use.

Pointing Device: Touch Pad with On/Off button

External Ports:

Dimensions: 29,2 cm (W) x 21,5 cm (L) x 3,2 cm (H)

Weight: 1.6 kg



2. CentOS-6

2.1. Installation

The installation is pretty straight forward though you will have to do without wireless LAN.

2.2. Post-installation notes

2.2.1. Wireless networking

See here for detailed instructions Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver

You will have to recompile it for every kernel update unless you install and use dkms which isn't in the main repositories.

2.2.2. Video driver

  1. Download the 12.1 version of the driver here and unpack it somewhere.

The 12.2 version didn't work for me, the system would lock up totally when X-windows started.

  1. Make it executable, and run it.
  2. Reboot and enjoy.

You will need to rerun this every time the kernel is updated, unless you have dkms installed in which case the kernel module will be automatically recompiled every time the kernel is updated.

2.3. Issues

2.3.1. Suspend and resume

Suspend and resume works but not very smoothly and not all of the time. On other distributions it works even less well. Creating /etc/pm/config.d/hpdm1 with the following line in it helps on other distributions. Suspend and resume is now smoother when it works, but sometimes the computer starts booting normally instead of resuming. Probably the graphics driver at fault.

SUSPEND_MODULES="hp_accel lis3lv02d"

2.3.2. System stability

From time to time the system may hang, impossible to switch to a text console, caps lock LED doesn't respond, and the only way out is a hard reboot, sometimes even the SysRq keys don't work. This probably comes from something strange in the way linux deals with the thermal acpi interface.

To fix this, add the following to the kernel command line.


2.3.3. Keyboard and trackpad freeze

Some people report that when the system heats up the keyboard and trackpad stop working. That is a different issue entirely and seems to affect windows as well. HP might fix it if you return the computer to them.

3. CentOS-5

Not tried.

How to install the Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver Broadcom driver source code ATI Catalyst drivers System stability fix

2023-09-11 07:22