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HP Pavilion dv6000 and dv9000

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Fri Feb 01, 2008 17:40

Just a heads-up: In the March 2008 issue of Computer Shopper (UK edition) there is a letter and reply on page 168 (the HELPFILE section of the magazine) under the title "Laptop's wireless networking doesn't work". If you have one of these laptops, or are considering buying one, I recommend that you read the detailed letter and reply in the magazine. I'll just quote the last paragraph of the reply by the Computer Shopper "technical experts":

"The problem affects both dv6000 and dv9000 systems. Our take is that BIOS updates, reloading the operating system, and replacing the wireless card are unlikely to fix the problem. But HP would like you to try these inexpensive fixes first. In most cases, a motherboard replacement is needed. Clearly there is a design problem with these motherboards. Until HP admits it, and replaces them with a redesigned motherboard, it may be best for out-of-warranty customers to buy a USB wireless adapter."
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Re: HP Pavilion dv6000 and dv9000

Postby chickpea » Fri Feb 01, 2008 18:24

As one of the affected, I can tell you these laptops are a PITA with broadcom wireless chips and also the RTC problem. So now it comes out that something on the MOBO is fubar, no kidding. People have been saying for months that the BIOS is not APIC compliant considering that everytime I try to set the RTC I get a total kernel hardlock :x . The new b43 wireless drivers don't work with the brandnew 2.6.24 patched kernel. These two system series are probably responsible for 90% of all problems on forums with wireless stack. And HP refuses to fix their broken hardware/firmware. Thanks HP, thanks for nuthin!

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Re: HP Pavilion dv6000 and dv9000

Postby chickpea » Fri Feb 01, 2008 18:30

Topic Jacking alert!

So let's get some feedback, what's the best (read easiest to install in Linux with best feature support/throughput, etc.) wireless USB device? Whose got suggestions?
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Re: HP Pavilion dv6000 and dv9000

Postby Wait...What? » Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:24

chickpea wrote:As one of the affected, I can tell you these laptops are a PITA with broadcom wireless chips

Yup...PITA.
I too would be interested in hearing about the most SL friendly USB wireless devices.
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Re: HP Pavilion dv6000 and dv9000

Postby watson540 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:47

sure is a pretty laptop though isnt it??

heh..i have one as well.. dv9010us

took over a year for me to figure out all the quirks and bugs
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Re: HP Pavilion dv6000 and dv9000

Postby pdo59 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:48

My Pavilion dv9000 (dv9283ea) is working fine with Sabayon Linux x86-64 3.5 Kernel 2.6.23-r1 (wireless network also with ipw3945 modules).
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Re: HP Pavilion dv6000 and dv9000

Postby katiallo » Thu Sep 04, 2008 13:31

What about my laptop dv9231ca thats not under the extended warranty and I having same problems. I guess I got to buy a new motherboard:((((( just not fair
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Re: HP Pavilion dv6000 and dv9000

Postby E.M.G. » Thu Sep 04, 2008 14:54

my dv9700 with intel 4965 wireless card is rock solid under sabayon ... I hope it was just with the broadcom chips that there is trouble with ... as a side note I use a belkin mini fd5075 (I think that was the model, I'm at work now, not in front of the desktop) wireless usb dongle and it worked with the 3.5 x86 and 64bit live dvd's...
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