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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP-Compaq 6820S 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 6820s. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the HP-Compaq 6820s page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the HP-Compaq 6820S specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1Ghz|
|Screen||17” WXGA+ Widescreen|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon X1350|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 4965AGN 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
Most current Linux distributions will be able to support the ATI Mobility Radeon X1350 in 2D mode. However if you would like to make use of 3D effects you will need to install the proprietary ATI modules. Details for doing this is available are the guides section of this site.
Only some minor configuration work is required to get the HP-Compaq 6820S working well with Linux. Most aspects of the 6820S are configured automatically by most distributions which makes this laptop an excellent choice for Linux usage.