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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP 550 laptop.
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.
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the HP 550. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the HP 550 page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the HP 550 specifications page.
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Celeron|
|Screen||15.4” WXGA Widescreen|
|RAM||512MB to 4GB|
|HDD||120GB to 250GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 802.11abgn, Intel 802.11abg, Broadcom 802.11abgn, Broadcom 802.11bg, Bluetooth|
|Graphics||OK||Hardware accel also works|
|Sound||OK||tested with alsa|
|Wireless||OK*||* Works out of the box with Intel 802.11abgn, Broadcom 802.11abgn will work after installation of the driver package|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|VGA Out||OK*||Works, but may flicker heavily while on AC power!|
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