HP dv6000z not linux compatible
Anyone else out there have an HP dv6000z? From what I've found, both in reading and trying things out, is that this system pretty much wont work with Linux. At least for now. Basically it's an acpi problem. I have to boot with 'acpi=off' and that's pretty much unacceptable. Anyone else have experience/thoughts on this? When might these issues be resolved? Is there some bleeding edge kernel out there that's trying to resolve this?
I've tried SUSE 10.1, kubuntu 6.01, and Mandriva 2007. All of them eventually just freeze unless acpi is off.
I also killed the X system when trying to install the nvidia driver in suse. at that point i just restored XP and am now just trying live dvd's until I can find one that's stable.
AMD Turion64 TL-60 x2 2.0GHz
2.0 GB DDR
nVidia GeForce Go 7200
I had the same problems ...
I was experiencing all of the difficulties that you have described with my friends dv9000z, but I finally got everything working perfectly. I moved from openSuSE 10.2 x86 to x86_64. This seemed to remedy the problem of general instability and random crashes and freezes. I then to the following steps to get everything else working:
*Booted in fail-safe mode and added Nvidia driver source to Yast.
*Then added the Nvidia driver and kernel module.
*Used ndiswrapper with the wireless driver downloaded from the HP support page for the dv9000z. It contains both 64 and 32 bit drivers both use the same .inf file. Had to was a Win machine to extract the file from the .exe :-(
*Installed V4L2 and Linux-UVC drivers to get the web cam working. Works great with Gnome Meeting or what ever it is they call it now.
Hope this helps you out pajamabama. It really is a nice laptop and is working great for my friend, a first time Linux user.