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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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|Name||HP-Compaq Presario V5000t|
|Processor||Intel Celeron-M 410 1.46GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 950|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Broadcom 4311 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||2 x USB2.0|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|56K Modem||Not 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.