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|Name||HP-Compaq Presario CQ60-419WM|
|Processor||2.1GHz AMD Sempron SI-42|
|Screen||15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|Optical Drive||SuperMulti 8X DVD+-R/RW w/Double Layer Support|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce 8200M|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|TV Tuner||Works||See notes|
Tested with CentOS 5.4 running the kernel-2.6.18-164.9.1 kernel.
I do not need the 56k modem badly enough to pay ~$40.00 for the Conexant
(Linuxant) drivers for Linux.
Since I inatalled linux on the *whole* drive I lost the “system” partition,and
with it the “Fn' keys. Some Fn keys work but most don't. I don't believe that
they would have been available to Linux anyway (I would like to hear
The speakers are weak so unless the environment is quiet the headphones
(not provided) are a must.
Battery life is about an Hour. I could improve that with the available
settings but I like the display I get with this setting.
The TV-Wonder whip antenna will only get the strongest signals ~15 Miles.
I built a small fractal antenna by lacing insulated doorbell wire into a
tic-tqc-toe grid of 5 sets times 2 in Masonite Pegboard. It is directional
but can get a ~50 mile away station. An antenna amp makes the more distant
station clear and stable.