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Old 10-21-2005, 11:25 PM   #1
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Wanting to install Linux on my.....

I have a hp pavilion zv5000 and I was wanting to install Linux on it. I was wondering what version of Linux do you think would be best to put on there. Example, redhat, mandrake, fc. Also, I was wondering if you know of any problems with installing that version of Linux on this model machine.

Thanks for any help you can give,

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I would suggest a visit to:

you will have to scroll down quite a bit for the zv5000's with various distros installed.

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I have the same laptop. I am running SuSE 9.3 on it. I have also tried Mandrake 10.1. Both have x86_64 distributions. I am not saying they are the best, but they were the first x86_64 distro's that I could find, and I was familiar with both of them.

I had to use the gtf program to generate a modeline to work at the native resolution of the lcd monitor. Here is a segment of my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:

Section "Monitor"
HorizSync 31-48
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "1280X800@60HZ"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "Hewlett Packard"
VertRefresh 50-60
UseModes "Modes[0]"

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1024x768" 62.35 1024 1056 1184 1312 768 772 776 792 -HSync -VSync

# 1280x800 @ 56.00 Hz (GTF) hsync: 46.26 kHz; pclk: 77.71 MHz
Modeline "1280x800_56.00" 77.71 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 826 -HSync +Vsync



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