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Hewlett-Packard nc6230

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Hewlett-Packard nc6230 laptop.

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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Specifications

NameHewlett-Packard nc6230
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 740 1.73Ghz
Screen14.1“ XGA
RAM512MB
HDD40GB
Optical DriveDVD-ROM/CD-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon X300
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet + Intel 2915 802.11abg Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse snd_intel8x0 module
EthernetYesUse tg3 module
WirelessYesUse ipw2200 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderNot tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

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

For the graphics chip you can use both the open source radeon module and ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module.

Summary

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


Discussion

GARY Santrucek, 2013/01/16 07:10

running zorin os 6.1 on my nc6230. everything worked right out of the box. card reader works great. I do have to use gnome alsamixer to turn off laptop speakers when headphones plugged in, otherwise both play at same time.

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