model: dv2315us(model id: 2198)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
can free operating systems be installed?
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
yes (see the details inside the description entry)
year of commercialization:
compatibility with free software:
Debian GNU/Linux 10 buster
Trisquel 8.0 Flidas
tested with the following kernel libre:
video card model:
Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (works with 3D acceleration)
Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network CConnection (rev 02) (it does not work)
Microdia Sonix USB 2.0 Camera (it works)
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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