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HP-Compaq 2710P

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP-Compaq 2710P 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.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the HP-Compaq 2710p. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the HP-Compaq 2710p page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the HP-Compaq 2710P specifications page.

NameHP-Compaq 2710P
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo ULV
Screen12.1” WXGA Widescreen
RAM1GB to 4GB
HDD80GB to 100GB HDD or 64GB SSD
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
NetworkEthernet, Intel 802.11abg or Intel 802.11abgn or Broadcom 802.11abg, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks(OpenSUSE 11.3)
ScreenWorks(OpenSUSE 11.3)Screen rotation not yet tested
HDDWorks(OpenSUSE 11.3)
Optical DriveNot Tested
GraphicsWorks(OpenSUSE 11.3)
SoundWorks(OpenSUSE 11.3)Seems to default to mute
EthernetWorks(OpenSUSE 11.3)Used only during OS install
WirelessWorks(OpenSUSE 11.3)
BluetoothWorks(OpenSUSE 11.3)Limited testing
56K ModemNot Tested
USBWorks(OpenSUSE 11.3)Used only to install OS
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderWorks(OpenSUSE 11.3)
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
Pen (Wacom)Works(OpenSUSE 11.3)

Notes

OpenSUSE 11.3 (Gnome): More using than testing. Haven't found any glaring items that didn't work or needed software modification. Two issues mentioned elsewhere: system hibernation when lid/screen closed, screen rotation with pen support. Have not tested screen rotation; no problems with pen; system setting for lid/screen close, I have it set to Suspend which the system does.

Summary

OpenSUSE 11.3 works out of the box.


Discussion

Magnus Brink, 2011/06/03 23:28

Can repor that the Led notification on the network card doesn't work correctly.
It's supposted to shine with a constant blue light, but it flashes between blue and yellowU/orange.
I just 11:04 as of now, but i still have this problem in 10.04.

Also, the pen seems to lock down the keyboard is it can't be used.

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