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Hewlett-Packard nc6220


This is a guide to running Linux with the Hewlett-Packard nc6220 laptop, model PV156PA.

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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NameHewlett-Packard nc6220
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 740 1.73Ghz
Screen14.1“ (1024×768 or 1400×1050)
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet + Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless + Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse i810 module
SoundYesUse snd_intel8x0 module
EthernetYesUse tg3 module
WirelessYesUse ipw2200 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderNot tested, probably wont work


While not tested, the modem should work with either the slmodem or Linuxant module.

This laptop is available with FreeDOS (i.e., without Windows) from HP.


This laptop works very well with Linux, it should work with most Linux distributions.


Ralf M., 2009/09/07 10:55

I know my English is not very well, but I have a problem nad need your help.

I installed xp professional and ubuntu 9.04 at my HP nc6220 yesterday and I have the problem that it says accu 97 % and the PSU is plugged in he says that in information bar but doesn't load the battery.

Before the installation i had just windows xp and everything worked.

maybe a small driver can fix the problem.

Would be happy if both OS would work on my laptop.

So please try to help me because i want to use mxy notebook also on tour and not only at a powerpoint.

Tank you very much

Hope of your answer.

David, 2009/08/08 00:45

FC 10 runs FC 11 issues both from upgrade 10-11 and install.

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