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    Hello Everyone

    Few weeks ago I have purchased HP Pavilion dv7 - 2050ea laptop and yesterday managed to installed Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty on it (released in April 09).

    The reason I have created this post is to share my thoughts about it and also what`s most important hardware support and issue that users might have while using it.

    OK so lets start

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Laptop Spec~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    • Product Name dv7-2050ea
    • Product Number NL906EA
    • Microprocessor 2.3 GHz AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor ZM-84
    • Microprocessor Cache 2 MB Level 2 cache
    • Memory 4096 (2 x 2048 MB)
    • Memory Max Up to 8 GB
    • Video Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
    • Video Memory Up to 1790 MB (512 MB dedicated)
    • Hard Drive 320 GB (5400 rpm)
    • DVD Drive Lightscribe Super Multi DVD Writer (+/-R +/-RW) with Double Layer support
    • Display 17.3” Diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
    • Network Card Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
    • Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g WLAN / Bluetooth
    • Sound Altec Lansing speakers with integrated sub-woofer and 3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated
    • Keyboard 101 key compatible keyboard
    • Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad, volume control, mute buttons, 2 Quick Launch Buttons
    • PC Card Slots - One ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
    • External Ports
      • 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
      • 4 USB 2.0
      • 1 VGA port
      • 1 HDMI connector
      • 1 eSata connector
      • 1 RJ45 ethernet connector
      • 2 headphones-out
      • expansion port
      • 1 mic-in
      • 1 IEEE 1394
      • Consumer IR
      • cable docking connector



    • Dimensions 41.26 cm (L) x 27.7 cm (W) x 3.5 cm (min H)/4.32 cm (max H)
    • Weight 3.52 kg
    • Power
      • 90 W AC Power Adapter
      • 8-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery



    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hardware Supported~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    Motherboard
    Model - Quanta 3063
    Status - Works Out Of The Box
    lshw
    (Hardware Lister) - To be provided

    Video Adapter
    Model - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 Series (512 MB)
    Status - Works Out Of The Box
    lshw (Hardware Lister) - To be provided

    Disk Drive
    Model - WDC WD3200BEVT-60ZCT1 ATA Device
    Status - Works Out Of The Box
    lshw (Hardware Lister) - To be provided

    DVD Drive
    Model - TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633M ATA Device
    Status - Works Out Of The Box
    lshw (Hardware Lister) - To be provided
    Display
    Model - 17.3” Diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
    Status - Works Out Of The Box
    lshw (Hardware Lister) - To be provided

    Bluetooth
    Model - Unknown
    Status -Works Out Of The Box
    lshw (Hardware Lister) - To be provided

    Network Adapter

    Model - Realtek RTL8168D/8111D
    Status - Works Out Of The Box
    lshw (Hardware Lister)

    description: Ethernet interface
    product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 03
    serial: 00:23:8b:b3:51:4b
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI ip=192.168.1.65 latency=0 module=r8169 multicast=yes
    WIFI Adapter
    Model - Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
    Status - Works after fix. See below for solution
    lshw (Hardware Lister)

    *-network DISABLED
    description: Wireless interface
    product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
    vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
    logical name: wmaster0
    version: 01
    serial: 00:24:2c:3b:87:ba
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k latency=0 module=ath9k multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn

    Solution -In command line enter below command reboot your system and of you go
    sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-jaunty
    Music Adapter
    Model - 3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated
    Status - Works after fix. See below for solution
    lshw (Hardware Lister)

    **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
    card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 0: SB [HDA ATI SB], device 1: STAC92xx Digital [STAC92xx Digital]
    Subdevices: 1/1
    Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
    card 1: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 3: ATI HDMI [ATI HDMI]
    Subdevices: 1/1

    -multimedia
    description: Audio device
    product: R700 Audio Device [Radeon HD 4000 Series]
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 0.1
    bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
    version: 00
    width: 32 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0 module=snd_hda_intel
    *-multimedia
    description: Audio device
    product: SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
    vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
    physical id: 14.2
    bus info: pci@0000:00:14.2
    version: 00
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=64 module=snd_hda_intel

    Codec: IDT 92HD75B3X5

    Solution
    1. Update you alsa drivers, lib, utilities to version 1.0.20.
    2. Edit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

    Add below 3 lines on the end of this document:

    options snd-hda-intel model=dell-m4-2
    options snd-hda-intel enable_msi=1
    options snd-hda-intel model=hp-dv5

    Job done and I got sound

    Note: By defould mike is muted so you need to change it.
    PC Card Slots - ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
    Model - Unknown
    Status - Have not tested it yet
    lshw (Hardware Lister) - To be provided

    Pointing Device
    Model - Unknown
    Status - Works Out Of The Box
    lshw (Hardware Lister) - To be provided

    • On/Off button -Works Out Of The Box
    • Scroll Up/Down pad - Works Out Of The Box
    • Volume control - Works Out Of The Box
    • mute buttons - Works Out Of The Box
    • 2 Quick Launch Buttons - Works Out Of The Box
    Extra - HP Pavilion WebCam with Integrated Microphone
    Status - Works Out Of The Box
    lshw (Hardware Lister) - To be provide

    Extra - HP Mobile Remote Control
    Status - Have not tested it yet
    lshw (Hardware Lister) - To be provide

    External Ports

    • 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards

    Model - Unknown
    Status - Does not work. Looking for solution
    • 4 USB 2.0

    Model - Unknown
    Status - Works Out Of The Box
    • 1 VGA port

    Model - Unknown
    Status - Works Out Of The Box
    • 1 HDMI connector

    Model - Unknown
    Status - Have not tested it yet
    • 1 eSata connector

    Model - Unknown
    Status - Have not tested it yet
    • 1 RJ45 ethernet connector

    Model - Unknown
    Status - Works Out Of The Box
    • 2 headphones-out

    Model - Unknown
    Status - Does not work as Music Adapter is not working. Please see for solution above
    • expansion port

    Model - Unknown
    Status - Have not tested it yet
    • 1 mic-in

    Model - Unknown
    Status - Works after fix. See above (Music) for solution
    • 1 IEEE 1394

    Model - Unknown
    Status - Have not tested it yet
    • Consumer IR

    Model - Unknown
    Status - Works Out Of The Box
    • cable docking connector

    Model - Unknown
    Status - Have not tested it yet
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Other useful informations~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    • I have installed Ubuntu in para low with Vista Home Edition 32bit and it works perfectly fine for me.


    • Ubuntu automatic detected Windows partitions and mount them to /meda directory (only read)




    • Clean Up Ubuntu Grub Boot Manu
      • Each time you upgrade your kernel Ubuntu will create new entry in Grub in order to delete the old unnecessary entry's please follow this instruction



    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THE END ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



    Important: Feel free to post you thoughts and ubuntu experienced with this laptop.

    Cheers



    pi4r0n
    Last edited by pi4r0n; October 20th, 2009 at 02:22 PM.

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    Thumbs down Re: 9.04 Jaunty on HP Pavilion dv7 - 2050ea

    I also have the dv7 and have Ubuntu 9.04 installed and every thing works so far that I know of but the Audio. I have managed to get one side working and that sounds terrible, other than that it runs great with mine. I would love to get the real sound working. Oh Also the audio jacks will not work and I need those jacks to work real bad. I love the speed that this Laptop has with Ubuntu but untill I get the sound working I will have to stay with this DIRTY Vista.

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    Re: 9.04 Jaunty on HP Pavilion dv7 - 2050ea

    Hi dyess002

    What kind of HP model do you have. Is it same as my ?? I`m only asking as I have just released (tested) and noticed that my WIFI does not work and neither my front speakers.

    Also have you had to do any config changes to your Ubuntu or did it work straight out of the box.??

    Ta

    pi4r0n

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    Re: 9.04 Jaunty on HP Pavilion dv7 - 2050ea

    Hi there,

    I also only managed to get sound trough the subwoofer so far by updating ALSA to 1.0.20, speakers and headphone jacks do not seem to work. However, at startup I can hear the speakers giving a small pop, so I guess it would either take a signal away, or send one to it.

    Wifi worked out of the box, except for my wireless network. Somehow KNetworkManager couldn't connect to it. Right now I use Wicd to connect. Don't know if the Gnome networkmanager can connect.

    It's a dv7 - 2080eb here.

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    Re: 9.04 Jaunty on HP Pavilion dv7 - 2050ea

    Apparently this command should sort WIFI out
    sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-jaunty
    Note: I have not tested it yet as I have just found it here and am at work

    PS: Myoh -> I have got the same issue with sound no jack and no front speaker. If you managed to find how to fix it please let us know and in mean while i will try to find fix for it on my own

    Ta

    pi4r0n

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    Re: 9.04 Jaunty on HP Pavilion dv7 - 2050ea

    Myoh

    Solution for you issue is above

    PS. Works perfectly fine for me.
    Cheers

    pi4r0n

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    Re: 9.04 Jaunty on HP Pavilion dv7 - 2050ea

    I just installed this on my Pavilion DV7 and everything works fine except for the sound. I read that it can be fix by simply updating. I have yet to try though
    -Grah....Other stuff later ^.^

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    Re: 9.04 Jaunty on HP Pavilion dv7 - 2050ea

    Quote Originally Posted by pi4r0n View Post
    Myoh

    Solution for you issue is above

    PS. Works perfectly fine for me.
    Cheers

    pi4r0n
    I'm glad it works for you, however, it doesn't seem to work for me.
    I've noticed that you have a different sound card then me, as you can see by the different output from terminal (in dutch tough)


    aplay -l

    **** Lijst van PLAYBACK hardware-apparaten ****
    kaart 0: Intel [HDA Intel], apparaat 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
    Sub-apparaten: 1/1
    Sub-apparaat #0: subdevice #0
    kaart 0: Intel [HDA Intel], apparaat 1: STAC92xx Digital [STAC92xx Digital]
    Sub-apparaten: 1/1
    Sub-apparaat #0: subdevice #0
    kaart 1: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], apparaat 3: ATI HDMI [ATI HDMI]
    Sub-apparaten: 1/1
    Sub-apparaat #0: subdevice #0

    sudo lshw

    *-multimedia
    description: Audio device
    product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
    vendor: Intel Corporation
    physical id: 1b
    bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
    version: 03
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0 module=snd_hda_intel


    I gathered the same four lines at the end of my alsa-base.conf file, though they don't change anything.
    When I commented the lines as you suggested, there wasn't any change altough I noticed that the kmix procces isn't stopped when using alsa force-reload, unlike usual. Only the HDMI audio output is listed after this, but everything is restored when restarting it.
    I'll investigate a little further into the matter, but can't say if I'll get a solution, I only moved to ubuntu (and linux) a few months ago.

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    Re: 9.04 Jaunty on HP Pavilion dv7 - 2050ea

    Hi,

    I bought an HP dv7-2120fs few days ago and I just found the solution to get speakers AND subwoofer running (2.1).
    Configuration : Ubuntu 9.04, linux 2.6.28-15-generic

    first :
    uninstall all pulsaudio stuff

    Second :
    seen on http://forum.ubuntu-fr.org/viewtopic.php?pid=2724014
    and http://swiss.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7831716 (with some little changes)
    abstract : install last alsa modules like this :
    Code:
    cd $HOME
    wget ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/tiwai/snapshot/alsa-driver-snapshot.tar.gz
    tar -xvpf alsa-driver-snapshot.tar.gz
    cd alsa-driver
    ./configure
    sudo make --enable-dynamic-minors
    sudo make install-modules
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
    third :
    put at the bottom of file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
    Code:
    alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
    alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel
    options snd-hda-intel model=hp-dv5 enable_msi=1
    even if I have a dv7 model, I put the dv5 model in this file.

    ... reboot and all is OK !

    for head phones output, you can control them in the Volume Controler, "Front" item. Internal speaker are controled by "Speaker" item. So you can have both speaker and headphones running at same time : see attached print screen.

    Hope this will help,
    Bon courage,
    J-C Garnier
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    Re: 9.04 Jaunty on HP Pavilion dv7 - 2050ea

    Hey J-C Garnier,

    As I was reading trough your post, I noticed that " --enable-dynamic-minors " is placed after " sudo make ", shouldn't this be after " ./configure "? Just noticing to avoid confusion if others should read this topic aswell

    I tried you solution aswell. At first it didn't help, but then I noticed that I still had the options.conf file in /etc/modprobe.d/ , which overrides the options specified in alsa-base.conf (I'm like... stupid for not noticing that xD ) Anyway, the sound from the speakers works now, aswell do the headphone jack output a signal. Now I got reverse scenario, subwoofer doesn't produce any sound now.
    There isn't a " speaker " channel in the mixer window, so the problem should be there somwhere. But thanks for the help so far

    I'm just wondering, does the PCM channel affect anything with you? It doesn't do anything on my side.

    EDITS:
    - Subwoofer actually works, but the volume is very low. Looking for a solution to boost it.
    - While poking around in the pin settings, I discovered that the speakers can be disabled while keeping the subwoofer alive. Yet there doesn't seem to be a volume slider for it. The audio device, however, has some sort of mixer available. Looking if it is possible to reroute the signal for the subwoofer and the speaker signal trough it seperately might be a possible solution, albeit not very user friendly.
    --> won't work, subwoofer signal is a downmixed (mono?) signal from speakers. Completely depends on it
    Last edited by Myoh; August 27th, 2009 at 12:30 PM. Reason: Developments

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