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HP-Compaq Presario V2000


This is a guide to running Linux with the HP-Compaq Presario V2000 laptop. The Presario V2000 is an AMD Turion based system with nice specifications.

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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NameHP-Compaq Presario V2000
ProcessorAMD Turion64 TL-56 1.8Ghz
Screen14“ WXGA
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Radeon Xpress 200M
Network10/100 Ethernet, Broadcom 802.11g Wireless
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested


The Broadcom based wireless controller in the Presario V2000 works with the b43 driver. See distribution documentation on how to install the firmware.


The HP-Compaq Presario V2000 is one of only a few laptops with the Turion64 processor.


alk, 2010/08/26 20:05

Ubuntu 10 works fine so does Xandros 4.

Bittencourt, 2009/12/16 18:32

For instructions on how to configure the Wireless:

(this is for ubuntu, using ndiswrapper with the windows driver version)

peter, 2009/07/01 01:09

I have loaded ubuntu, kubuntu, xubuntu succesfully. xubuntu seems faster and i was able to get wireless working quickly on all the 'buntus. i have also tried pclos, damn small, puppy and several other with limited success. i always seem to get stuck setting up the wireless and getting my lcd screen brightness to adjust properly. if u r trying certain distros u might have to lower the shared video memory in the bios to be able to run certain live cds and installers. also with puppy linux the vesta puplet(which rocks btw) doesn't seem to load on this laptop. i think the video card can't handle it but if u have another test machine, i recommend it. u will be amazed with the wobbly windows and awesome effects in this light distro.

Bas, 2009/03/30 01:35

Debian AMD64 works great.
Wireless with the b43 driver with fwcutter and wpa supplicant is a breeze.

Ken, 2009/07/27 05:43

You say at you got your wireless working using “fwcutter and wpa supplicant” but being a Windows person who wants to get off of Windows and only work in Linux, my frustration with the wireless is getting tough.
Can you be specific on how you got your wireless to work. I have played with this for months and come up empty. It seems that my wireless finds my wireless modem, but I can't get on to the internet.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
Thanks for posting.

Bala P, 2009/02/03 12:59

I tried at least 5 flavors of Linux on this machine. None of them worked.
1. Mandriva failed and locked up during installation.
2. Fedora, OpenSuse, Ubuntu, Debian Installed but *NO* wireless.
Other OSes
1. FreeBSD - Locks up after firewire probe and stops during installation

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