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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP-Compaq Presario F551UA 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 F500-F551UA|
|Processor||AMD Mobile Turion TL-50 1.6ghz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 (embedded)|
|Network||NVIDIA MCP51 10/100 Ethernet, Broadcom 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||3 x USB2.0|
|Graphics||Yes||Use the 'nv' Xorg driver|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||See notes below|
Everything above that worked was from a standard installation. Wireless flaky with the bcmwl5 driver. OEM driver is bcmwl6, loads fine, but requires
tweaking to make it work. Probably no issue with a 2.6.20 or later kernel.
nforce4 MCP51 chipset has some issues, not entirely stable during boot, but
good while in use. Reasonably fast machine. Enabling keyboard layout for
compaq armada laptop make most function keys work quite well.
Power management - reasonable. Lid switch works as it should turning off lcd backlight, cpufreq OK, dual monitor with official nvidia driver OK
This notebook requires a recent kernel version to work properly. Early kernels produce faults that may stop the system completing a boot cycle.
A Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.20 is recommended for best support of the HP-Compaq Presario F551UA. Linux support is good when an up to date distribution is used.