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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP-Compaq 6730B 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.
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For full specifications see the HP-Compaq 6730B specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Screen||15.4” WUXGA or WSXGA+ Widescreen|
|RAM||1GB to 8GB|
|HDD||120GB to 250GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 802.11abgn, Broadcom 802.11abgn, Broadcom 802.11bg, Bluetooth|
|Screen||Yes||WUXGA version tested|
|Wireless||Yes||kernel driver arrives with 2.6.27|
|56K Modem||Not Working|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
Tested on Fedora core 9:
Graphics: display is up and running, but the best the analog-output can manage is 1024×768 in clone mode.
Sound: automatic detection needs correction in /etc/modprobe.conf because it detects the desktop Intel chip - which is obviously wrong. So add/change this line “options snd-hda-intel model=laptop” (for model AD1984A) to detect the laptop Intel chip.
Suspend mode needs tweaking, before it works. a quick google search for quirk suspend will get you on the right track.
The biggest problem of the 6730b is the currently lacking WLAN driver.
btw.: release of kernel 2.6.27 is scheduled for mid Oct. (For those still with kernel 2.6.26 or lesser, the working driver source is available at http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download)