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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP Presario C700 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 Presario C700. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the HP-Compaq Presario C700 page on LapWik.
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|Name||HP Presario C700|
|Processor||Intel Celeron-M 550 2.0GHz|
|Screen||15.4\“ WXGA Widescreen|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Network||Ethernet, Atheros 802.11bg|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
For best hardware support you will need to use a Linux distribution with kernel 2.6.24 or higher. Fedora 9 and Ubuntu 10.04 are good choices.
The Atheros 802.11bg is supported by the madwifi module. Some Linux distribution, such as Ubuntu 10.04, include this module as standard. Have a look at our guides section for installation details.
The HP-Compaq Presario C700 works well with an up to date Linux distributions which includes the required modules. Ubuntu 10.04 is an excellent choice here.