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
- Lecteur de cartes mémoire 2 en 1 SDHC/MMC
- 3 USB 2.0
- 1 VGA port
- 1 HDMI connector
- 1 RJ45 ethernet connector
- 1 headphones-out
- 1 mic-in
Dimensions: 29,2 cm (W) x 21,5 cm (L) x 3,2 cm (H)
Weight: 1.6 kg
- 65 W AC Power Adapter
- 6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
- HP Pavilion Webcam with Integrated Digital Microphone.
The installation is pretty straight forward though you will have to do without wireless LAN.
2.2. Post-installation notes
- CD/DVD read:not present
- CD/DVD write:not present
Wireless:WORKING (with the broadcom hybrid driver)
Video:WORKING (3d acceleration with ati driver)
- Media card reader:never tried
- Touchpad or other pointing device:WORKING
- Accelerator buttons (music, DVD, web, other):WORKING
- Adaptive CPU speed:don't know
- Sense battery level:WORKING
- Suspend (manual):can give problems
- Suspend (close lid):not very smooth
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
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.
- Make it executable, and run it.
- 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.
2.3.1. 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.
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.