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This is a guide to running Linux with the Hewlett-Packard nw9440 laptop. The nw9440 is a large high end laptop with a very impressive array of features included.
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 2 Duo T7400 2.16GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Fingerprint Reader|
For the NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M graphics processor found in the nw9440 you should use the NVIDIA proprietary module. The nw9440 has a bug which causes the graphics chip to overheat when using the open source 'nv module. For installation instructions you can view our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide. For OpenGL support you will need the proprietary module.
There were no problems in getting the Hewlett-Packard nw9440 notebook working when used with an up to date Linux distribution.