HP Pavilion dv5

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This page will try to guide you how to configure Arch Linux distribution on HP Pavillion dv5-1000 series laptop. The main purpose of this howto is the post installation configuration and installing additional pakages to make the basic installation useful. If you have something to add please contribute to this page.


Arch Linux installation is easy and there is palnty of information availabe from this Wiki. I will suggest using these documentation for the basic installation. you should also install a desktop environment. I will give some details here for gnome destop and detail instruction use the wiki search function. Vist this useful site miggols99's blog.



HP Pavillion dv5-1000 have the following networking devices.

Wifi controller
	Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 137c
Ethernet controller
	Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3602

Graphic card and Xorg

HP Pavilion dv5-1000 have a Mobile X4500MHD Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller, so you must have the package xf86-video-intel installed.


Multimedia controller
	IDT integrated Audio HDMI v1.3
	Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3602

You need Alsa pakages to make sound work so first of all install alsa-lib, alsa-utils and alsa-oss.

Now edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/sound with a text editor (if the file does not exist, create one) and add the following at the start:

options snd-hda-intel model=hp-m4
options snd-hda-intel enable_msi=1
options snd slots=snd-hda-intel
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel

If the file /etc/modprobe.d/sound already contain some options it is better to remove them. After making the above changes reboot when the system become functional again make sure that you unmute the front speakers and then test the sound by playing some media file.

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