HP Pavilion dv7-1232nr

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Hardware Specifications

  • AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor RM-74 (2.2 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache)
  • 17.0" Diagonal WXGA+ High-Definition BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 900)
  • 4GB DDR2 SDRAM (2 DIMM)
  • ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics (256 MB)
  • 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E LAN
  • Atheros AR5001 802.11b/g WLAN
  • SuperMulti 8x DVD+/-R/RW drive with Double Layer Support
  • Webcam
  • JMicron SD,MS/Pro,MMC,XD Card Reader
  • 3 USB 2.0, HDMI, eSATA ports

Configuration

Processor

Frequency scaling works with cpufrequtils using the "powernow-k8" module. Available frequencies are 2.20 GHz, 1.10 GHz, and 550 MHz

Video

Using "xf86-video-radeonhd" driver for the ATI card. An xorg.conf file was needed for the correct driver to be used. Display supports 1440x900 @ 60 Hz. HDMI output not tested.

Audio

All necessary modules are automatically loaded.

LAN

All necessary modules are automatically loaded. Requires the "r8169" module

WLAN

All necessary modules are automatically loaded. Requires the "ath5k" module

Webcam

All necessary modules are automatically loaded. Tested with Cheese (GNOME webcam app)

Card Reader

All necessary modules are automatically loaded.

Troubleshooting

Video

Occasionally gets some scrambled video during the system shutdown sequence (after GNOME shuts down but before computer shuts down). Does not happen all the time

QuickPlay buttons

  • Mute button works as expected
  • Volume control works as expected
  • Rewind, play, fast forward and stop buttons not tested
  • Wireless button does not work