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Hewlett-Packard nx7400

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Hewlett-Packard nx7400 laptop. The nx7400 is target to the mid range market but ACPI issues hinders this laptop for 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 nx7400
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66GHz
Screen15.4“
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorPartial
ScreenYes
GraphicsYesUse i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse ipw3945 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireYes
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIAYes

Notes

There appears to be some ACPI problems with this notebook relating to the battery status and fan. I haven't personally tested this, but some users are recommending upgrading the BIOS of this laptop to F.08 as well as using kernel version 2.6.19 or greater. If someone has more information please add it here if you can.
With upgrading to F.08 the ACPI-Problems disapear. You have to do one workaround to have it perfect: Unload psmouse at reboot/halt/hibernate/suspend

nxfanctl to manage fan in nx7300/7400:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/nxfanctl/

Summary

The Hewlett-Packard nx7400 has a few ACPI problem which makes it difficult to use under Linux. However it appears work is being done in this area and once these issues are fixed the laptop would work fine. However as it is now this laptop is not recommended.
I tested this laptop with Gentoo and Debian Etch. Both worked like a charm, with the above mentioned fix I would recommend this laptop at any time for linux use.


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hewlett-packard_nx7400.txt · Last modified: 2012/06/09 07:42 by billg
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