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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP 8510P 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 8510p. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the HP-Compaq 8510p page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the HP-Compaq 8510p specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2GHz|
|Screen||15.4“ WSXGA+ Widescreen|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon X2600|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 4965 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Wireless||Yes||use the iwl4965 drivers|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
Kernel 2.6.22 or greater is required for full support of the 8510P in Linux. Ubuntu 7.10, Fedora 8 and other distributions released around this time work fine.
For 3D support from the Radeon X2600 you will need to use the proprietary ATI drivers. Most Linux distributions do not include this driver so you will need to install it manually.
Some models of the 8510P include the (better) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600. This hasn't been tested but will likely need the above driver.
At least in the newer versions of 8510p with builtin 3G, card reader & fingerprint reader, both 3G connection and the memory card reader work fine in Ubuntu 8.10. The Ricoh(?) smart card reading part of the card reader seems not to work though. No idea whether the fingerprint reader works.
The HP 8510P works just fine with an up to date Linux distributions.