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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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|Processor||Intel Core Duo T2500 2.0Ghz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Graphics||Yes||Use i810 module|
|Ethernet||Yes||Use tg3 module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Yes||Tested with Ubuntu 7.04|
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.
Apart from the audio problem the Hewlett-Packard nx6320 works well under Linux.