Monthly Archive for June, 2010

ubuntu on hp 6735s: common afterinstall guidelines

I’ve been installing OSes on HP 6735s for several years already.
There’s a strange bug (or feature?): I can hardly install anything from bootable media.
Often, it just doesn’t boot.

I have never successfully installed anything from my USB sticks on this laptop. I always used CD/DVD.
The only solution which works so far is:

  1. Make bootable CD
  2. Make option “Boot from CD” first in your boot list in BIOS
  3. Start booting without CD
  4. Press ESC and then F9, Boot Options screen will open
  5. Insert your CD into tray
  6. Select “Boot from Upgrade Bay”
  7. Enjoy!

Don’t ask me, why this works. It’s just pure magic by HP.

After installing ubuntu on your hp6735s laptop it’s quite good to execute the following commands:



  • sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
    and add
    options snd-hda-intel model=mobile
  • sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/options
    and add
    options snd-hda-intel model=mobile
  • that’s if your sound isn’t working :)

    *will be updating this page with good stuff for ubuntu/hp6735s laptop

    hp6735s and ATI display driver in ubuntu


    • I enjoy using Ubuntu!
    • I enjoy using Ubuntu 9.10 (cos’ I still haven’t upgraded to 10.04)
    • I have hp6735s laptop
    • I use ATI proprietary driver
    • everything is too smoothed on the screen
    • font look like shit
    • windows *** works fine

    After digging a little I found out that the problem is:

    • not with the fonts
    • Ubuntu set wrong screen resolution for me: 1280×768
    • right screen resolution 1280×800 is not in the list in System > Parameters > Screen
    • right screen resolution is not available in ATI Catalyst either

    Here’s how I fixed it:

    1. run sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf in terminal
    2. found something like Section "Monitor" ... Option "PreferredMode" "1280x768"
    3. changed 1280×768 to 1280×800
    4. everything works fine after reboot!
    5. compiz and all 3D effects work nice too!
    6. …and hey, it’s the first time I edited xorg.conf by hands!

    Enjoy using linux!
    That the OS you really need!

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