HP-Compaq Presario R3000

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the HP-Compaq Presario R3000 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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Specifications

NameHP-Compaq Presario R3000
ProcessorAMD Athlon64 3000+, or Various Intel options
Screen15.4” WXGA+
RAM512MB, depending on options
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
Network10/100 Ethernet, Broadcom 4306 802.11g Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessPartialExternal Netgear is supported by automatically downloading drivers
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

For the graphics chip you can use either the open source 'nv' module or NVIDIA's proprietary 'nvidia' module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring a nVidia graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module.

This wireless controller in this laptop does not have any native drivers for Linux so you will need to use the ndiswrapper module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring the ndiswrapper module guide. The windows driver to use with ndiswrapper can be found here. There are also some experimental modules available for this card which are available here. At this time these drivers are still under development and may not be totally stable.

Summary

The main issue with this laptop was the configuration of the wireless controller. Other than that 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.


Discussion

elkie, 2013/04/03 13:03

FYI, wireless worked out of the box on the R3000 with Puppy Linux for me. Precise Puppy to be exact. I tried Lubuntu 12.04 and also Manjaro… no such luck. Way to Go Puppy!

excuse you, 2010/02/03 07:07

excuse you!

metalesther, 2009/10/02 06:24

excuse me! i have a laptop, but the wireless do not work, the light of the wireless
does not light up

metalesther, 2009/10/02 06:24

excuse me! i have a laptop, but the wireless do not work, the light of the wireless
does not light up

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