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This is a guide to running Linux with the Hewlett-Packard nc2400 laptop. The nc2400 is a small size and long battery life laptop, excellent for mobile people. The nc2400's Linux support is great.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
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|Processor||Intel Core Duo U2500 1.2GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Optical Drive||Yes||External USB Drive|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw3945 module|
|Bluetooth||Yes (tested on openSUSE 11)|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
The native screen resolution of the nc2400 is 1280×800 but due to the way the Intel GMA 950 functions the screen may not work at this resolution. Our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide will provide you more information on how to fix this.
The Hewlett-Packard nc2400 uses components which are well supported under Linux so configuration of this laptop is quite easy.