Hewlet Packard Pavilion DV7 2250ED

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1. Hardware information

1.1. Standard Features

Product Number: VJ230EA

Microprocessor:2.10 GHz Intel Pentium DualCore Mobile Processor T4300

Microprocessor Cache: 1 MB Level 2 cache

Memory: 4096 (2 x 2048 MB)

Memory Max: Up to 8 GB DDR3

Video Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530

Video Memory: Up to 2302 MB (512 MB dedicated)

Hard Drive: 500 GB

Multimedia Drive: Lightscribe Super Multi DVD Writer (+/-R +/-RW) with Double Layer support

Display:17.3” Diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)

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

Wireless Connectivity: 802.11b/g WLAN

Sound: Altec Lansing speakers with integrated sub-woofer

Keyboard: Full size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad

Pointing Device: Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad, volume control, mute button

PC Card Slots: One ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)

External Ports:

Dimensions: 27.7 cm (W) x 41.26 cm (L) x 3.5 cm (min H) / 4.32 cm (max H)

Weight: 3.52 kg

Power: * 90 W AC Power Adapter

Other:

2. CentOS-5

2.1. Installation

It is necessary to boot with the acpi=off option for the kernel. If you don't, you will get an Oops at bootup. The install works as normal, but you won't see the second CPU while ACPI is turned off. Once you are booted into CentOS, a custom kernel can get you up and running with two cpu's.

2.2. Post-installation notes

2.2.1. Wireless

  1. Download the [javascript:void(0);/*1264295105514*/ Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver] and unpack it somewhere.
  2. Edit the file src/include/typedefs.h and change the following lines:
    #if (LINUX_VERSION_CODE >= KERNEL_VERSION(2, 6, 19))
    #define TYPEDEF_BOOL
    #endif

and change to:

2.3. Issues

Work in progress

2.4. Models tested

None.

3. CentOS-4

I haven't tried CentOS 4 with this laptop (yet).

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HowTos/Laptops/HP/Pavilion-DV7-2250ED (last edited 2019-12-09 09:11:29 by anonymous)