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HP Mini 5101


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP Mini 5101 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the HP Mini 5101. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the HP Mini 5101 page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the HP Mini 5101 specifications page.

NameHP Mini 5101
ProcessorIntel® Atom™ Processor N280 (1.66 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
Screen10.1“ WSVGA Widescreen(1024×600) or WXGA(1366×768)
RAMUp to 2GB
HDD2.5 inch SATA, 160GB to 320GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel Mobile 945 Express
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel WIFI Link 802.11a/b/g draft-n
Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/draft n
I/OUSB ports x 3, DSUB x 1

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorWorks OTBFedora 11
ScreenWorks OTBFedora 11
HDDWorks OTBFedora 11
GraphicsWorks OTBFedora 11
SoundWorks OTBFedora 11
EthernetWorks OTBFedora 11
WirelessWorks with kmod-wl from rpmfusion-nonfreeFedora 11
BluetoothWorks OTBFedora 11
ModemNot TestedFedora 11
USB 2.0Works OTBFedora 11
SD Card ReaderWorks OTBFedora 11
WebcamWorks OTBFedora 11
MicrophoneWorks OTBFedora 11


On Fedora 14, still kmod-wl is required to enable Wireless.


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Carl, 2013/01/05 03:31

Sorry but I cannot help on Fedora.

I just installed Mageia 2 on HP 5101 that previously contained SLED (Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop) 11.
This particular HP 5101 has no bluetooth or WIFI hardware.

But everything else seems to work well inclusing sound, video, keyboard shortcuts for sound volume and screen brightness.

I have not tested the microphone with Mageia 2.

jason, 2009/12/20 22:35

How do I enable the microphone

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