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SLC5 Installation and configuration for laptops.


HP EliteBook 8530p

 
  • Note: Scientific Linux CERN 5.3 (SLC53) or newer required.
  • Please followup standard installation procedure.
  • You will need to install a wireless driver firmware (as root):
    # yum install iwl5000-firmware.noarch
    
  • You may want to enable NetworkManager service to automatically manage network connections (as root):
  • # /sbin/chkconfig --levels 345 NetworkManager on
    
  • You may also need following workaround for suspend/wake blank screen issues:
    • As root: # touch /etc/pm/config.d/elitebook && chmod +x /etc/pm/config.d/elitebook
    • Edit above file, inserting following content:
              DISPLAY_QUIRK_VBE_POST=true
              DISPLAY_QUIRK_VBEMODE_RESTORE=true
              DISPLAY_QUIRK_VBESTATE_RESTORE=true
            
  • Please apply following workaround for soundcard:
    • As root, edit /etc/modprobe.conf, insert following line:
              options snd-hda-intel model=laptop
            
  • Using SD card reader requires another workaround:
    • As root run:
             # /sbin/setpci -s 86:09.1 0xCA=0x57
             # /sbin/setpci -s 86:09.2 0xCB=0x02
             # /sbin/setpci -s 86:09.2 0xCA=0x00
             # /sbin/modprobe sdhci
            
    • SD cards appear as following device(s): /dev/mmcblk0p*X*.
  • To use firewire, load the module: /sbin/modprobe firewire-ohci.

HP EliteBook 6930p

 
  • Note: Scientific Linux CERN 5.3 (SLC53) or newer required.
  • Please followup standard installation procedure.
  • After system reboots, please install AMD Catalyst graphic driver.
  • You will need to install a wireless driver firmware (as root):
    # yum install iwl5000-firmware.noarch
    
  • You may want to enable NetworkManager service to automatically manage network connections (as root):
  • # /sbin/chkconfig --levels 345 NetworkManager on
    
  • You may also need following workaround for suspend/wake blank screen issues:
    • As root: # touch /etc/pm/config.d/elitebook && chmod +x /etc/pm/config.d/elitebook
    • Edit above file, inserting following content:
              DISPLAY_QUIRK_VBE_POST=true
              DISPLAY_QUIRK_VBEMODE_RESTORE=true
              DISPLAY_QUIRK_VBESTATE_RESTORE=true
            
  • Please apply following workaround for soundcard:
    • As root, edit /etc/modprobe.conf, insert following line:
              options snd-hda-intel model=laptop
            
  • Using SD card reader requires another workaround:
    • As root run:
             # /sbin/setpci -s 86:09.2 0xCA=0x57
             # /sbin/setpci -s 86:09.1 0xCB=0x02
             # /sbin/setpci -s 86:09.1 0xCA=0x00
             # /sbin/modprobe sdhci
            
    • SD cards appear as following device(s): /dev/mmcblk0p*X*.
  • To use firewire, load the module: /sbin/modprobe firewire-ohci.

HP EliteBook 2530p

 
  • Note: Scientific Linux CERN 5.3 (SLC53) or newer required.
  • Note: Dual screen and internal/external display switching does not function, graphic hardware acceleration in not available as of now. (Mar 2009)
  • Please followup standard installation procedure.
  • You will need to install a wireless driver firmware (as root):
    # yum install iwl5000-firmware.noarch
    
  • You may want to enable NetworkManager service to automatically manage network connections (as root):
  • # /sbin/chkconfig --levels 345 NetworkManager on
    
  • You may need following workaround for suspend/wake blank screen issues:
    • As root: # touch /etc/pm/config.d/elitebook && chmod +x /etc/pm/config.d/elitebook
    • Edit above file, inserting following content:
              DISPLAY_QUIRK_VBE_POST=true
              DISPLAY_QUIRK_VBEMODE_RESTORE=true
              DISPLAY_QUIRK_VBESTATE_RESTORE=true
            
  • Please apply following workaround for soundcard:
    • As root, edit /etc/modprobe.conf, insert following line:
              options snd-hda-intel model=laptop
            
  • Using SD card reader requires another workaround:
    • As root run:
             # /sbin/setpci -s 44:06.1 0xCA=0x57
             # /sbin/setpci -s 44:06.2 0xCB=0x02
             # /sbin/setpci -s 44:06.2 0xCA=0x00
             # /sbin/modprobe sdhci
            
    • SD cards appear as following device(s): /dev/mmcblk0p*X*.
  • To use firewire, load the module: /sbin/modprobe firewire-ohci.