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This is a guide to running Linux with the Hewlett-Packard nx9420 laptop, model EX763PA.
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||256MB ATI Mobility Radeon x1600|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
On some older version of the kernel the audio will only work though the headphone jack, not the inbuilt speakers. You will need to run a kernel with version 2.6.16 or greater for audio to work properly.
Currently the open source radeon module included with X.org does not support the ATI Mobility Radeon x1600. However you can get this working using the proprietary ATI module.
For best results you should use a Linux distribution with kernel 2.6.16 or greater, such as Fedora Core 5 or Ubuntu Linux 6.06, with the nx9420.
Apart from the audio problem and if you don't mind using the propietary ATI module then the Hewlett-Packard nx9420 works well under Linux.