HP Pavillion DV 9700

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cullen
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HP Pavillion DV 9700

Postby cullen » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:07 pm

I just received my brand spankin new DV 9700, here are the specs for my specific machine:

- AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-60 (2.0 GHz, 512KB+512KB L2 Cache )
- 17.0" WSXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1680 x 1050)
- FREE Upgrade to 2GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) from 1GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)!!
- 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
- FREE Upgrade to HP Imprint Finish (Radiance) + Fingerprint Reader + Webcam + Microphone!!
- FREE Upgrade to 802.11b/g WLAN and Bluetooth!!
- 160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
- FREE Upgrade to LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support!

Okay, I pop in a Mint/ubuntu/kubuntu live cd and try to boot to it, but instead of getting the desktop I get a X server error telling me:

Fatal Server error:
no screens found

Any thoughts? I have tried several versions of Mint and Ubuntu, nothing has given me an X environment.

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Re: HP Pavillion DV 9700

Postby Husse » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:49 pm

You did not mention the graphics card
Also the resolution is rather odd - very wide
However
Fatal Server error:
no screens found
is no common error and it brings me to the question does it work at all?
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Re: HP Pavillion DV 9000

Postby cullen » Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:03 am

Okay here's what I did.....

I ran the Linux Mint lite edition, booted and installed 99.5% fine.

Wireless isn't working
Broadcom wireless, not sure of exact model

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Re: HP Pavillion DV 9700

Postby Husse » Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:36 am

There is no difference between the lite and the standard edition except for some codecs and the like (as far as I know)
Anyway for the wifi this may help
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... adcom_43xx
To find out exactly which Broadcom run

Code: Select all

lspci

in a terminal
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Re: HP Pavillion DV 9700

Postby cullen » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:11 am

Pumalite, thanks for those links. Very good info.

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Re: HP Pavillion DV 9700

Postby chiskop » Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:38 am

cullen, did the ubuntuforums threads help?

I have a dv6301 (unfortunately, motherboard died and its in for repairs atm) and successfully installed both ubuntu 7.10 and mint on it ( can't remember which mint - probably celena). In both cases the live cd worked fine, but when I tried to install I got the same errors as you're getting.

I found [url="http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=3661131#post3661131"]the solution[/url] in that long HP laptops thread on ubuntuforums, used the boot parameters noapic nolapic irqpoll noirqdebug and everything was okay.
I used the restricted wireless driver and the broadcom worked just fine.


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