HP-Compaq Presario V5000t


This is a guide to running Linux with the HP-Compaq Presario V5000t laptop. The Presario V5000t is a very cheap laptop with basically the minimum set of components currently available. Because of the Broadcom controller used, Linux support is poor.

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 V5000t
ProcessorIntel Celeron-M 410 1.46GHz
Screen15.4“ WXGA
Optical DriveDVD-ROM/CD-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphic Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100 Ethernet, Broadcom 4311 802.11g Wireless
Other2 x USB2.0

Linux Compatibility

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


As default the Presario V5000t's native screen resolution is 1280×800, however due to the way the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 works this resolution would not be usable right away. To fix this issue you will need to use the 915resolution tool and follow our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide.

This Presario V5000t uses a Broadcom wireless controller which means that you will need to use ndiswrapper since there is no native drivers available for Linux. The windows drivers to use can be found on the HP website. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring the ndiswrapper module guide.


Unfortunately the HP-Compaq Presario V5000t uses a Broadcom wireless network card which means that configuring this laptop for Linux is quite tricky.


cj7, 2008/11/22 12:58


had alot of problems installing suse 11.0 and ubuntu 8.10 in the end i coudlent get the machine stop re booting after the OS was installed

Bill Giannikos, 2008/11/28 00:22

As a guess that could be related to the wireless drivers, the broadcom drivers are not the most stable things in the world.

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