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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP-Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop. This guide only covers the CQ60-100 series, see the HP-Compaq Presario CQ60-200 page for that series 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 CQ60. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the HP-Compaq Presario CQ60 page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the HP-Compaq Presario CQ60 specifications page.
|Name||HP-Compaq Presario CQ60|
|Processor||Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor T1600 - 1.66 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P7350 - 2.0 GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache, 1066 MHz FSB
Intel® Pentium DualCore Mobile Processor T3200 - 2.0 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB
|Screen||15.6” WXGA (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||160GB to 250GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GE
|Wireless||Yes||using ath5k or ndiswrapper|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Suspend to RAM||Yes||only works when using boot option pci=nomsi|
The Ethernet card works, but there are some issues. First of all it may cause the installer of some distributions to crash, but blacklisting the module before the installer tries to load it helps, it works after installation. Moreover sometimes the driver doesn’t manage to bring the device up.
The wireless controller works only with the madwifi-hal 0.10.x module, which you have to get from the madwifi.org svn.. The driver is still under development and so it can happen from time to time, that the device is put in a unstable state by the driver, which requires the removal of every power supply for about a minute.
It is detected, but doesn’t work. Tested on Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10 and it works.
All in all you can say that Linux works quite well on this laptop, but you will have to fix some issues, which require some experience.