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    HP Pavilion dv5 1106 ax drivers

    Hi All,
    I am new to the forum and this is my first post.

    I have purchased a HP Pavilion dv5 1106 AX notebook and installed RHEL -5 on it. But i am unable to configure the following on it :
    1) Audio / Sound Driver
    2) Wi-Fi Driver
    3) Finger Print Scanner driver
    4) Webcam S/W
    5) Bluetooth driver

    My machine details are : AMD TurionX2 RM70 @ 2.0GHz, AMD M770 Chipset, 1MB L2 Cache, 3GB DDR2 SDRAM, 250GB SATA

    Please help ..

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    Just Joined! JosipBroz's Avatar
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    Dec 2008
    RHEL is a commercially supported distro, so you should have some free support included with the OS you purchased. Their technical support should be able to tell you what's compatible and what's not and how to enable it. I'm surprised so much hardware wasn't recognized. At least audio should be configured out-of-the-box. As for wifi and bluetooth, they can be a major PITA. And you can forget about the fingerprint driver in GNU/Linux -- even if you manage to make it work, there's no biometrics software you could use it with. The route to go is issue the commands lspci and lsusb to get the general idea as to what chipsets your hardware uses; then, you google a bit to find out what driver is recommended for each specific chipset/piece of hardware; then, you install the respective drivers from your distro's repository or, if they can't be found there, from source (i.e. compiling). A hard, tedious work, essentially.

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