Laptop/Compaq

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Model List

Model version Arch Linux
install CD version
Hardware support Remarks
Video Sound Ethernet Wireless Bluetooth Power management Modem Other
Compaq nx7300 Duke/2007.5 Intel 955GM + 3D/AIGLX Intel HD audio with ALSA Yes Yes, IPW3945 YES ACPI Untested Everything works fantastic. Easiest install of any Linux distribution
Compaq Presario F700 2009.02 Nvidia 7000M driver: nvidia Nvidia HD audio with ALSA Nvidia: OK Atheros: OK
driver: ath5k
none ACPI
Suspend to RAM/disk: OK
Used pm-utils + uswsusp
CPU frequency scaling: OK
N/A Hangs for 20-30s when loading ACPI modules when on battery power. Some hotkeys do not work. Need to turn AutoAddDevices to false in Xorg configuration to fix keyboard layout problems.
Compaq Presario CQ60-420ED 2009.08 Nvidia GeForce 8200M driver: nvidia nVidia MCP72XE/MCP72P/MCP78U/MCP78S HD Audio using ALSA nVidia MCP77 Ethernet Atheros AR5001 driver: ath5k none Using laptop-mode-tools and cpupower (replaces cpufrequtils), haven't properly tested yet Untested The console framebuffer is a bit slow (using vga=773 in GRUB) and the wireless LED indicator flickers red and blue. Touchpad (scrolling) works with GNOME
Compaq Armada M300 2010.05 ATI 3D Rage LT Pro driver: mach64 ESS Technology ES1978 Maestro 2E Intel 82557/8/9/0/1 none none ACPI + cpupower (replaces cpufrequtils) Untested Everything is perfect except for 3D support.