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Ubuntu / Kubuntu work well. In some countries, this laptop is available with Linux preinstalled.
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For full specifications see the HP Mini 5102 specifications page.
|Name||HP Mini 5102|
|Processor||Intel Atom N450 Processor (1.66 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB)|
|RAM||Up to 2GB|
|HDD||160GB to 320GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150|
Intel WiFi Link 1000
Broadcom 4322G 802.11a/b/g/n
Qualcomm 3G chipset
|GPS module||Not Tested||Unable to locate device|
|Modem||Works||Needs firmware & loader and possibly a kernel patch|
I've surfed around a bit but can't find anything much about getting the ethernet to work with Debian Lenny on the HP Mini 5102 I guess it's still early days.
Kubuntu 10.04 Netbook remix installed from USB memory stick just fine.
Boot of openSUSE-11.2-NET-i586.iso hangs on “Starting udev…” message. This can be fixed by disabling “Enable WLAN device” option in BIOS.
However, the ethernet controller does not work with current openSUSE and Ubuntu Netbook Remix (as of 27.4.2010).
The only system that works out of the box is preinstalled SUSE Enterprise.
Everything works after I turned them on with Windows using HP tools. 3G modem requires firmware files from HP, gobi_loader and some patched kernel modules due to bug in 10.04 default kernel.