HP-Compaq Presario V6000z

Introduction

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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Specifications

NameHP-Compaq Presario V6000z
ProcessorAMD Turion64 X2 TL-50
Screen15.4” WXGA
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Broadcom BCM4310 Wireless
Other2 x USB2.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested

Notes

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.

Summary

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.


Discussion

Menollo, 2010/01/29 21:17

I've the v6066EA, everything works fine..
The wireless card works with either the b43 module, or the proprietary broadcom driver (wl).

Anonymous, 2007/12/13 10:10

v6000

network driver

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