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

Laptop Mode tools with a combination of Cpufreq, acpi and pm-utils will work on this notebook. Thorough installation and configuration instructions for each tool can be found:


Sound works fine, just follow the ALSA how-to. For a more complete solution (with greater options) consider installing pulseaudio

Multimedia keys

A modern Desktop Environment will take care of this Automatically. To manually 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.


The free xf86-video-driver driver works perfectly the Radeon Xpress 200M that ships with the nx6325. The proprietry catalyst driver no longer works for this card, support has been dropped.


Xorg automatically takes care of the xorg.conf configuration

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

Fingerprint, card slots, etc.

The multi-card reader work out-of-the-box with the latest kernel.

The Authentec fingerprint reader works with the installation and configuration of fprint