HP Pavilion Notebook zv6130us: DVD Burner Not Mountable

  • GraysonPeddie
Posted: Sun, 07/27/2008 - 20:38
Hi. As I have problems with installing 64 Studio in my desktop computer (see other thread started by me), I once tried to install 64 Studio in my laptop. It's an HP Pavilion Notebook zv6130us purchased October of 2005. Specs: AMD Athlon64 3200+ Single Core Processor, 512MB RAM, 80GB HD, DVD Burner, 4 USB Ports, 15.4" widescreen, built-in sound card, and that's about it. When booting up the installer, I saw a blank screen. To remedy this, I had to take my laptop to the monitor, plug in the VGA from the monitor, do Fn+F4 twice, which will cycle between external monitor only and laptop monitor only, and then disconnect the external monitor from my laptop. This is not only 64 Studio, but also happens with Ubuntu Studio, since they only provide alternate installer. But with Ubuntu Studio, my DVD burner is mountable, so I was able to complete the setup without any problems and that I'm ready to use Ubuntu Studio. However, I wanted to get away from Ubuntu Studio, because I really thought about trying a better audio studio-optimized distro. So, after I work around the blank screen problem, I followed the instructions and when it comes to mounting my DVD burner, it can't mount my DVD burner, so I had to quit my installer. Any ideas? It's 64 Studio 2.1 that I'm trying to install.

Hardware manufacturers don't care enough...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 11/05/2008 - 09:23
To many hardware manufacturers, linux still seems like a geek's toy and a server OS, although it is becoming a hugely competent platform, especially in media creation at the moment Could you diverge more info on your tablet PC please - things like GPU, CPU etc. would help us a bit in helping you. Cheers, Q

I’m suffering similar

  • timada
  • 11/05/08
  • Wed, 11/05/2008 - 09:06
I’m suffering similar problem with my tablet PC but none of the solutions mentioned in those 2 threads seem to fix the problem. 64 studio just doesn’t appear to be compatible with some systems. I wish the manufactures would have done more research into this because my specifications match what it says I need.

Did a quick search

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 07/28/2008 - 06:16
...using "search this site" Try this: http://www.64studio.com/node/661 or this: http://www.64studio.com/node/314 Cheers,