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Hewlett-Packard nx6310

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Hewlett-Packard nx6310 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 nx6310
ProcessorIntel Celeron M 430 1.73GHz
Screen15“
RAM512MB
HDD40GB
Optical DriveDVD-ROM/CD-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless
Other2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
GraphicsYesUse i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

The are several different models of this laptop with two types of wireless network cards, the Intel 3945 and the Broadcom 4311. The laptop tested here included the Intel 3945 which works fine with the ipw3945 module. The Broadcom 4311 requires the usage of the ndiswrapper module which should work with this file, but this has not been tested.

Broadcom 4311 card (by Dino Krtanjek <> krtanjekdino@gmail.com)

If you have the Broadcom 4311 wireless card in your nx6310 you need the ndiswrapper tool so you can use the Windows XP driver posted above. The card then works fine. I have tested this on PCLinuxOS 2007 with ndiswrapper version 1.41.

Summary

When equipped with the Intel 3945 this laptop works very well under Linux. The Broadcom 4311 is at least a little tricker to install and may not work at all. For best results you probably should choose a distribution which comes with kernel 2.6.15 or greater.


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hewlett-packard_nx6310.txt · Last modified: 2012/06/09 07:42 by billg
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