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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP-Compaq Presario R4000 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 R4000|
|Processor||AMD Athlon 64 4000+|
|Graphics||ATI Radeon Xpress 200M|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Broadcom BCL4306 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
The Broadcom BCL4306 wireless controller included in the Presario R4000 notebook does not have any native drivers for Linux. Because of this you will need to use the ndiswrapper module for the Broadcom controller to function. For further instructions you can view our Configuring the ndiswrapper module guide. The windows driver to use are available here.
The major issue with the HP-Compaq Presario R4000 is with the Broadcom wireless card. This issue makes the Linux installation more difficult than normal.