HP DV6700

  11 years ago
  HP (Hewlett-Packard) (Laptop or Netbook)
  Mint (older version)
  Works fine with some minor problems
What works:

After I finally got it installed everything that was tested has worked but I am still testing all the options

What doesn't work:

Could not boot off the Live-CD using any of the available modes. The screen had 3 columns of icons and not pannels with the menu.

What was done to make it work:

Most of the solutions I found were old and didn't work. I did read where someone was able to make it work but adding an external monitor. So I pluged an external LCD monitor to it and booted. The laptop screen still looked messed up during boot but was okay when it finally loaded, the external monitor was fine. At this I was able to install LM9 and then applied all the updates and then the Nivida driver, now the display is working fine.