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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP-Compaq 6735B 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 6735B specifications page.
|Processor||AMD Turion 64 X2 RM-70 2.0GHz|
|Screen||15.4\” WXGA Widescreen|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200|
|Network||Ethernet, Broadcom 802.11abgn|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
For the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 you will need to install the ATI's proprietary fglrx module to get proper display support since the X.org drive does not yet support this controller. You can find instructions in doing this in the guides section.
For wireless to function you need to use a Linux distribution which includes kernel 2.6.27 or greater. Older kernels do not support the Broadcom controller. Ubuntu 8.10 works well for this.
The Broadcom controller in the HP-Compaq 6735B makes this a poor choice for Linux. This is typical for laptops with Broadcom wireless as Broadcom in general doesn't support Linux properly at all.