Hardware specifications of my HP dv6263us:
|Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T5500, 1666 MHz (10 x 167)||works||i686. CPU-Z Database|
|AU Optronics B154EW02 [15.4" LCD]||Works||*read notes above about console and X resolution|
|2037 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)||works||=)|
|ST9160821AS (160 GB, 5400 RPM, SATA)||works||*read notes above|
|MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-850S||works||didn’t test burn yet|
|Ricoh RL5C832 IEEE1394 Controller (PHY: Ricoh RL5C832)||found||not tested|
|modem||works||Conexant Modem Driver|
|Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection||works|
|Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection||works||*read notes above about driver installation|
|Conexant HD Audio Cx20549 Intel 82801GBM ICH7-M||works*||*read notes above about driver installation|
|HP Pavillion Webcam||found||not tested|
|SDA Standard Compliant SD Host (SD card reader)|
Basic Installation of Debian Etch 4.0r1 netinstall
I decided to go for netinstall because I like the idea of download exactly I will need, some people think this is painful and it is… but in the other hand is very greatful.
netinstall image downloaded from http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/, i386 choosed and I got/burned debian-40r1-i386-netinst.iso.
I installed only the basic system and getting each package later. I used GRUB as boot manager due my other OS on the laptop. Soon I will write an article about triple boot XP-Vista-Debian (exactly what is running now).
Setting up additional features for Debian
First you must edit the /etc/apt/sources.list, comment the line where the cdrom is a source and added this line:
deb http://ftp.br.debian.org/debian stable main non-free
You can choose the best mirror (closer==faster) looking here: *need find the damn link”
After system loaded I plugged the magic blue network cable on set my LAN… and started all apt-get install =).
Basically I got everything necessary to compile stuff, all packages related to gcc.
Setting up KDE
apt-get install x-window-system-core
apt-get install kde (take a deep breath and wait...)
apt-get install kdm
I follow this tutorial to set my KDE: Setting up transparent window decorations
Console and KDE Resolution
Ok, you have a nice 15.4 wide screen and can’t find 1280×800 in KDE desktop resolution list?
apt-get install 915resolution
restart your KD3 and voila! 1280×800 =)
I couldn’t find a wide (16:10 aspect) to the console, but you can make it 1024×768 at least.
Edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst and add vga=791.
If you are a owner of a HP Pavillion dv6000 series you probably already noticed the need to change SATA native support on BIOS to disable to install Windows XP due the lack of driver.
For Linux nothing change, everything works perfectly, I just wanted to remember about this configuration changed on BIOS.
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
Now starts the fun… joke. I couldn’t count how many times I swore the engineers from Intel about the ABSURD of make, in large industrial scale, any product not classified as a MICROPROCESSOR. For God’s Sake! Stick your ass on make microprocessors and stop make shit devices that need a hell to make IT work! … feeling better now :-).
Don’t use the ipw3945 Intel driver… it works but… is INCOMPATIBLE with wpa_supplicant. That means you can’t connect in any WPA/WPA2 wireless network. I tried, could use the device in monitor mode, promiscuous, the hell with it… but any attempt to use wpa guess what I got? FREEZE. So I got rid with ipw3945 Intel drivers and used the magical ndiswrapper.
Get the 18.104.22.168 Windows XP Driver. More Info at Intel website
apt-get install ndiswrapper
ndiswrapper -i NETw4x32.INF
Worked like a charm for me… now we already have the driver, let’s setup the wpa_supplicant.
apt-get install wpa_supplicant
I’ve wrote this article almost 1 year ago but only publishing now… I don’t remember about the wpa_supplicant.conf setup anymore, but you can check here: http://linux.die.net/man/5/wpa_supplicant.conf