How-to Install Debian 6.0 (squeeze) Linux on HP 630 notebook model B815

Please note: this how-to is intended to be used with model B815 only.
There is another (old) version of HP630 that works well with default Debian 6.0 setup (it doesn’t need backports and video mode is configured correctly/automatically by Xorg).

HP 630 is another great notebook for business from HP with linux (or freedos) installed. Hp630 is not the best about performance but it’s fast with linux it’s ok with it’s easy and clean design. Its hardware is very good (almost everything is manufactured by Intel) and it’s cheap!

If you want Debian just install Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) with Desktop System, Notebook and Basic System files.

After installation run these commands from shell (as root):

cd ~
mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.original
touch /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb-src http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb-src http://ftp.it.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo "deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-get update
apt-get -t squeeze-backports install linux-image-3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 libdrm-intel1 xserver-xorg-video-intel libegl1-mesa libegl1-mesa-drivers
apt-get install bluez-firmware firmware-linux firmware-atheros flashplugin-nonfree icedove ntp wireless-tools

Note that it needs backports repository and some updated packages to setup a correct video mode for its video chip (more info at http://backports.debian.org/).

Now you have a perfect business laptop with browser (firefox/iceweasel), email client (thunderbird/icedove) and openoffice (and whatever you want to install).

All hardware now works very well without any problem.
Enjoy.


		

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About Giulio Turetta

Sviluppo e curo siti web dal 1998, amo internet e le opportunità che ci offre. Grazie anche a te, che fai parte di questo mondo fantastico.

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