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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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|Processor||Intel Celeron M 430 1.73GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Graphics||Yes||Use i810 module|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
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.
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.
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.