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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP-Compaq Presario V6000z laptop. The Broadcom wireless controller used in the V6000z makes Linux installation difficult.
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 V6000z|
|Processor||AMD Turion64 X2 TL-50|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Broadcom BCM4310 Wireless|
|Other||2 x USB2.0|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
Our Configuring the ndiswrapper module guide will need to be followed to get the Broadcom BCM4310 wireless card in the V6000z working with Linux. This is because there are no native Linux drivers. The windows driver to use can be found on the HP support site.
Linux support is poor on the HP-Compaq Presario V6000z because of the need to use the ndiswrapper module for the Broadcom wireless controller included.