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Ubuntu Linux on Notebook HP DV2352

Last Update: 05/2007

This page has some information about the drivers and programs used to get linux up and running in this laptop. The distribution used was Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn.

Ubuntu 7.04 comes with the most important drivers (including wifi) and the nvidia driver can be installed with the restricted driver manager. In general everything works fine, but there's an issue with the sound driver (doesn't mute speakers when plug the phone)

Hardware list

  • Integrated Webcam:
    • Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0c45:62c0 Microdia


  • nVidia Corporation GeForce Go 7200 (rev a1)
    • Accelaration works after installing nvidia-glx (using restricted driver manager)

Beryl / Compiz

  • Works after installing nvidia glx and enabling these options on the device section of the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Option “DisableGLXRootClipping” “True”
Option “AllowGLXWithComposite” “True”
Option “AddARGBGLXVisuals” “True”
  • To avoid crashing totem and mplayer
    • change default video output device to X11 (without Xv) using “gstreamer-properties”

External Monitor

  • No tested yet.


  • No tested yet.


  • Ok.


  • Ok


  • No tested yet.

Remote control

  • Volume works perfectly with gnome, other media functions depends on the player (basic functions are ok with totem, rhythmbox, xine and mplayer).


  • Not tested yet


  • OK.

Additional Keys (www, multimedia)

  • www calls firefox, multimedia works with rhythmbox.


  • Moslty is ok, but there are some issues:
    • internal speaker does not mute when the phone is plugged
  • Driver used:
    • Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.14rc1 (Tue Jan 09 09:56:17 2007 UTC).


  • Ok.


  • Ok.


  • Restricted manager installed the required stuff for the ipw3945 module.

Integrated Webcam

  • Ok
    • just needed to change driver to v4l2 on gstreamer-properties

Power Management

  • Frequency scaling: ok
  • Suspend operations not tested yet.


Guilherme Peretti Pezzi <gppezzi…. gmail com>

hp-dv2352-linux.txt · Last modified: 2007/08/13 09:10 by pagode