HP Pavilion DV5000 Series

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Covers the basic installation of arch linux including xorg and a basic GUI,on HP Pavillion DV5000 Series, specifically DV5250CA.

What works out of the box

Synaptic Touchpad

Remote control

Ethernet card

What works with configuration

Media keys


What doesn't work

Texas Instruments 5-in-1 card reader


  • Boot into the arch linux install cd
  • Partition harddisk
    • Remember to leave 2gb unpartitioned for HP Quickplay
  • Install arch


Installing Xorg

pacman -S xorg
pacman -S xterm

To setup xorg easily use hwd.

pacman -S hwd
hwd -xa

To setup the intel graphics card

pacman -S xf86-video-i810
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device Number 1"
	Driver		"i810"					# xf86-video-i810 Package
	BusID		"PCI:0:2:0"				# Reported by lspci
	Screen		0


pacman -S kde

This will take a while, after its done add kdm to the daemons array

nano /etc/rc.conf

reboot and you should have kde running


pacman -S alsa-lib alsa-utils alsa-oss
modprobe snd-hda-intel
modprobe snd-pcm-oss

add snd-hda-intel and snd-pcm-oss to the modules array

nano /etc/rc.conf
MODULES=(snd-pcm-oss snd-hda-intel)

Now add your user to the audio group

gpasswd -a username audio

To save alsa preferences when you log out

alsactl store

Add alsa to the daemon array

nano /etc/rc.conf
DAEMONS=(alsa kdm)

reboot and try playing a file, remember to unmute alsamixer


This laptop uses ipw3945

pacman -S ipw3945
pacman -S wifi-radar

Now add ipw3945 to the modules array and ipw3945d in the daemons array, in /etc/rc.conf

nano /etc/rc.conf
MODULES=(snd-hda-intel snd-pcm-oss ipw3945)
DAEMONS=(ipw3945d alsa kdm)

!Remember to add ipw3945d before the network daemon to ensure it loads correctly

reboot and you should see ipw3945 loading at boot text

Wifi-radar makes it easy to switch between networks while roaming, only draw back is that it must be run using sudo

nano /etc/sudoers
root    ALL=(ALL) ALL
username    ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/wifi-radar

to test


and thats all for the wireless and this guide :)

--Azimuth 19:34, 16 March 2007 (EST)