HP Compaq NX6325

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This article describes specific steps to configure hardware on the notebook model HP Compaq NX6325.


The Compaq nx6325 have the BCM4311 or BCM4312 wireless chipsets. The b43 drivers that come with the latest kernel will get these to work. The b43-firmware package must also be installed from the AUR. Details can be found here

Power management

Cpufreq, acpi and pm-utils work on this notebook. Please refer to the respective wiki articles on how to configure them:


Sound works fine, just follow the ALSA how-to.

Multimedia keys

To enable the multimedia keys (volume up/down/mute), create a file .Xmodmap in your home directory, add the following lines:

keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute
keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume

and restart X.


For 3D graphics, the ATI Catalyst proprietary driver works. Please note that I have not tried the open source driver.


You can find my xorg.conf file here: [1] with 3D, synaptics touchpad support, etc.

Fingerprint, card slots, etc.

As it is the case with other Linux distributions, the fingerprint reader and the card reader are currently not supported.