HP Compaq NX6325

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

Wireless

This notebook comes with the notorious BCM4312 wireless chip. I used ndiswrapper to configure wireless as it proved to be more reliable than fwcutter. However, the Windows driver from the HP website does not work. Instead, you can download the driver package I use from here (yes it's called bcm4310.

Follow the wireless how-to to configure wireless with ndiswrapper.

Power management

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

When using ndiswrapper and pm-suspend or pm-hibernate, you need to create a hook to unload/load the ndiswrapper module on suspend (otherwise wireless will not work upon resume).

#!/bin/bash
case $1 in
    hibernate)
        modprobe -r ndiswrapper
        ;;
    suspend)
        modprobe -r ndiswrapper
        ;;
    thaw)
        modprobe ndiswrapper
        ;;
    resume)
        modprobe ndiswrapper
        ;;
    *)  echo "somebody is calling me totally wrong."
        ;;
esac