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Old 10-07-2001, 12:57 PM   #1
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Lightbulb HP Pavilion N5190 notebook

Does anyone know if ther have been advances in getting HP notebooks to work on Linux???

I Bought a HP Pavilion N5190 notebook thinking on learning Linux latter. is a PIII 700 with a high resolution 14" screen. 10G HD. DVD, etc.

Recently found HP forum messages complaining that this "advanced machine" components did not supported Linux. I alsmost had a hearth attack because knowing I was going to be on the road I spent all my credit on it. It just did not occur to me that HP people was going to be that stupid!

Meanwhile I am buying a winlinux product that works on top of MSwindows (
But what I realy need is a full Linux such as SUSE, REd Hat, Caldera etc. to run the open surce GIS software GRASS.

Any help on this matter will be much appreciated
Old 10-07-2001, 06:57 PM   #2
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If you could list some of the advanced components someone might have some insight.
Old 12-04-2001, 03:53 PM   #3
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Linux on HP N5190

I installed Redhat 7.0 on my N5190 and it worked fine. I think I chose Glidepoint for the mouse, everything seemed ok after that. I don't have it installed anymore, so I can't give much else in the way of info, but it seemed to install pretty well actually.
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Have a look at the linux-laptop HP page.
Old 01-04-2002, 01:33 AM   #5
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Cool ya it works

yea i'm running an HP n5190 right now with slack 8 installed. i also used to have redhat on here, works just fine. except before i had to get some kinda modules and whatnot from some guy's site to get x working without framebuffer and to get the fancy ethernet working. but with xfree86 4 everythings just peachy.
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I just had this same problem...
Go to the redhat-config-xfree86 gui, and go tohe advanced tab, and then choose a generic monitor that fits your hardware. I have an hp pavilion n5190 and it worked witht the "generic Laptop Display Panel 1024 x 768" I was following all of the steps pther people are recomending, and none of 'em worked.

Maybe first do:
init 3
redhat-config-xfree86 -v --reconfig
(that causes the config program to ignore previous settings and do its best from probes)
then when you get out of there,
init 5

--then do the cahnge I mentioned above, restarting the X server each time you mnake a change to test it out.
hope this helps, it did for me.
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Now it's my turn to do the same. I just aquired a Pavilion N5190, and am thinking about Red Hat 8.x or 9. Any suggestions on which to choose?


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