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notebook dv2315us
model: dv2315us(model id: 2198)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
notebook
vendor:
Hewlett Packard
architecture:
x86-64/amd64
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
no
can free operating systems be installed?
yes
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
yes (see the details inside the description entry)
year of commercialization:
2007
compatibility with free software:
C-silver
tested on:
Debian GNU/Linux 10 buster
Parabola GNU/Linux
Trisquel 8.0 Flidas
tested with the following kernel libre:
4.4.0-119-generic
video card model:
Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (works with 3D acceleration)
wifi model:
Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network CConnection (rev 02) (it does not work)
webcam model:
Microdia Sonix USB 2.0 Camera (it works)
Description:

Based on this thread, it seems the BIOS in dv2000 series devices prevents unapproved wifi cards.

Tested Debian 10, Hyperbola Milky Way v0.3.1, Parabola, and Trisquel 8.0. All booted without issue.

$ glxinfo | grep rendering
direct rendering: Yes

glxgears ran at about 1130 FPS.

VGA output works.

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