[colug-432] Laptop Review: HP Pavillion

Brian Miller bnmille at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 20:41:11 EDT 2012

On 03/30/2012 02:34 PM, Edward Dunagin wrote:
> On 3/29/12, Steve Roggenkamp<roggenkamps at acm.org>  wrote:
>> Thanks for the description.  I'm in the market for a new laptop.
>> Right now I have an MSI Wind netbook that I like, but I'm wanting
>> something with a little more performance and has some portability.
>> Sounds like an HP Pavillion might fit the ticket.  I'm always
>> concerned about running Linux with laptops/notebooks/netbooks since
>> they seem to be highly engineered and tightly coupled to Windows.
> I purchased a HP Pavilion g 7 about a month ago. I have run Debian and
> Ubuntu1.4 with no trouble, Except I have been unable to get wireless
> set up with either one.My ISP Mediahome
> does not recognise Linux so they were no help . I am moving tomorrow
> so will have a different set up, but same IP, bjut have different
> plans for set up. I will note later.

I purchased an HP Pavilion dv6 a little over a month ago.  I'm running 
OpenSuse 12.1, and the wireless works without a problem.  But then, I 
understand that HP might change the wireless chipset in the middle of a 
model run, too.

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