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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP-Compaq Presario B2800 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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|Name||HP-Compaq Presario B2800|
|Processor||Intel Pentium-M 740 1.73GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon x600|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
For the graphics chip you can use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module. Some older versions of X may not have support for the ATI Mobility Radeon x600, in this case you will need to use the proprietary module.
There were no problems in getting this laptop working when used with an up to date Linux distribution. It is recommended to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.16 or greater, such as Fedora Core 5 or Ubuntu 6.06.