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Hewlett-Packard nx6320

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Hewlett-Packard nx6320 laptop, model RA763PA. The nx6320 is a mid-high end laptop which unfortunately has audio problems under Linux.

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 nx6320
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2500 2.0Ghz
Screen15“
RAM1024MB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
GraphicsYesUse i810 module
SoundPartial
EthernetYesUse tg3 module
WirelessYesUse ipw3945 module
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYesTested with Ubuntu 7.04
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

The audio on the nx6320 only appears to work though the headphone jack, not the inbuilt speakers. However the latest version of ALSA (v1.0.11) has a patch for this notebook which may fix this problem, but this has not been tested.

For best results you should use a Linux distribution with kernel 2.6.15 or greater, such as Fedora Core 5 or Ubuntu Linux 6.06, as it includes some fixes for this laptop.

Summary

Apart from the audio problem the Hewlett-Packard nx6320 works well under Linux.


Discussion

Craig, 2011/01/17 07:13

I have one running Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick,
Sound worked on install
Bluetooth worked on install and communicates with Nokia phone okay

Andrew McMillan, 2007/10/13 00:28

Audio Problems

Hi,

I've never had a problem with the audio on the laptop running Debian. It's a straightforward Intel HDA chipset and it all just worked for me. Possibly this is because I always build my own kernels with kernel-package from the 'vanilla' Linus ones.

Regards,
Andrew McMillan.

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