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HP Linux Driver, Firmware, and Deployment Survey

In an effort to better serve the Linux community, the HP ProLiant Linux team has produced this survey. Your answers will be used to better align base HP ProLiant software and management features with the needs of the Linux community.

Please take a moment to fill out this short customer survey

Call-to-Install ( testing Debian squeeze )

So with the impending release of Debian Squeeze (6.0) just around the corner, I was hoping to enlist the aid of this community to do some installation testing prior to the release. While this forum's focus is for the ProLiant platform, I'm certainly not going to discourage trying other platforms.

If you do happen to have the time and equipment access and are willing to help with ProLiant testing, here's a suggested process:

1) Visit

and setup an account there to modify entries as appropriate. (FWIW, this is also linked to from this site in the Compatibility Matrics portion)

I've seeded the Squeeze section with a couple of examples of ProLiant platforms that I've tried, so feel free to pick one a model that you have access to and give it a try.

2) Use the installation media (corresponding to your most often used architecture) cited on:

Ubuntu Server Survey

... a chance to influence Ubuntu Server direction via a survey ...

HP Pavilion dv6-2190us Entertainment Notebook PC

I recently got the opportunity to test installations of

- Fedora 13,
- openSUSE 11.3 (RC2), and
- Ubuntu 10.04

on an HP Pavillion dv6-2190us Entertainment Notebook PC. A brief summary of some hardware specifications follows:

- BIOS : F.17
- CPU : Intel Core i7-720QM processor 1.60GHz with Turbo Boost Technology
- RAM : 4GB DDR3 System Memory
- Video : Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
- Network : Realtek RTL8111/8168B
- Wireless : Broadcom 4347

Overall, the laptop was easy to install and use with these Linux distributions.

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