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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP 8510W 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 8510w specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 2.4Ghz|
|Screen||15.4” WUXGA Widescreen|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 4965 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Graphics 3D||Not tested|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the iwl4965 driver|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Suspend to ram with open source graphical driver||Not tested|
|Suspend to disk with open source graphical driver||Not tested|
|Suspend to ram with propietary graphical driver||Not tested|
|Suspend to disk with propietary graphical driver||Not tested|
For full support from the NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M in the 8510W you will need to install the proprietary NVIDIA driver.
For best support you should use a Linux distribution which uses at least kernel 2.6.22. Older versions wont support the hardware in this laptop fully.
The HP 8510W works just fine with a recent Linux distribution. Ubuntu 7.10, Fedora 8 and likely other distributions released around this time frame will work fine.