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I wanted a small and fast laptop that's capable of running Linux. My choice was a HP Compaq nc4400.
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This HP and the Lenovo Thinkpad have a lot in common, for example they both sport a pointing stick and both lack an optical (cd/dvd) drive.
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My goal was to leave the pre-installed WinXP on the laptop and install Arch from an usb stick since I do not own an USB cd/dvd drive.
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== System specifications ==
 
== System specifications ==
 
HP Compaq nc4400 - Centrino Duo
 
* Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, 2x1.83GHz (Speedstep, 667MHz FSB, 2MB L3) (VT support can be enabled in the BIOS)
 
* Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset (ICH7 Family)
 
* 2x512MB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
 
* 80GB 2.5" 5400rpm Fujitsu-Siemens SATA HDD
 
* 12" 1024x768 TFT
 
* Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 945GM
 
* Intel HDA audio
 
* 56K Fax/Modem
 
* Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (BCM5753M)
 
* 3xUSB2.0, one giving a full ampere of power
 
* Intel 3945ABG
 
* Bluetooth (Broadcom)
 
* TI SD/MMC Memory Card reader
 
* Fingerprint reader (AuthenTec)
 
* Infineon TPM and Smartcard reader
 
* IRdA
 
* VGA and Svideo for an external monitor/television
 
* 52W - 4698mAh battery (4-5h)
 
* Synaptics Touchpad and a pointing stick!
 
* One cardbus slot
 
* 65W adapter
 
* Ambient Light Sensor
 
  
 
lshwd output:  
 
lshwd output:  
  
* 00:00.0 Class 0600: Intel Corp.|Mobile Memory Controller Hub (intel-agp)
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00:00.0 Class 0600: Intel Corp.|Mobile Memory Controller Hub (intel-agp)
* 00:02.0 Class 0300: Intel Corp.|Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller (i810)
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00:02.0 Class 0300: Intel Corp.|Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller (i810)
* 00:02.1 Class 0380: Intel Corp.|Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller (vesa)
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00:02.1 Class 0380: Intel Corp.|Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller (vesa)
* 00:1b.0 Class 0403: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub High Definition Audio (snd-hda-intel)
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00:1b.0 Class 0403: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub High Definition Audio (snd-hda-intel)
* 00:1c.0 Class 0604: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PCI Express Port 1 (unknown)
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00:1c.0 Class 0604: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PCI Express Port 1 (unknown)
* 00:1c.1 Class 0604: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PCI Express Port 2 (unknown)
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00:1c.1 Class 0604: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PCI Express Port 2 (unknown)
* 00:1d.0 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub UHCI USB #1 (unknown)
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00:1d.0 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub UHCI USB #1 (unknown)
* 00:1d.1 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub UHCI USB #2 (unknown)
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00:1d.1 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub UHCI USB #2 (unknown)
* 00:1d.2 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub UHCI USB #3 (unknown)
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00:1d.2 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub UHCI USB #3 (unknown)
* 00:1d.3 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub UHCI USB #4 (unknown)
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00:1d.3 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub UHCI USB #4 (unknown)
* 00:1d.7 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub EHCI USB (unknown)
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00:1d.7 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub EHCI USB (unknown)
* 00:1e.0 Class 0604: Intel Corp.|82801 Hub Interface to PCI Bridge (hw_random)
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00:1e.0 Class 0604: Intel Corp.|82801 Hub Interface to PCI Bridge (hw_random)
* 00:1f.0 Class 0601: Intel Corp.|Mobile I/O Controller Hub LPC (i8xx_tco)
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00:1f.0 Class 0601: Intel Corp.|Mobile I/O Controller Hub LPC (i8xx_tco)
* 00:1f.1 Class 0101: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PATA (piix)
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00:1f.1 Class 0101: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PATA (piix)
* 00:1f.2 Class 0106: Intel Corp.|Mobile I/O Controller Hub SATA cc=AHCI (ahci)
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00:1f.2 Class 0106: Intel Corp.|Mobile I/O Controller Hub SATA cc=AHCI (ahci)
* 02:06.0 Class 0607: Texas Instruments|PCIxx12 CardBus Controller (yenta_socket)
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02:06.0 Class 0607: Texas Instruments|PCIxx12 CardBus Controller (yenta_socket)
* 02:06.2 Class 0180: Texas Instruments|5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) (unknown)
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02:06.2 Class 0180: Texas Instruments|5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) (unknown)
* 02:06.3 Class 0805: Texas Instruments|5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) (unknown)
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02:06.3 Class 0805: Texas Instruments|5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) (unknown)
* 02:06.4 Class 0780: Texas Instruments|5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) (unknown)
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02:06.4 Class 0780: Texas Instruments|5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) (unknown)
* 08:00.0 Class 0200: Broadcom Corp.|NetXtreme BCM5753M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (tg3)
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08:00.0 Class 0200: Broadcom Corp.|NetXtreme BCM5753M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (tg3)
* 10:00.0 Class 0280: Intel Corporation|PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (ipw3945)
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10:00.0 Class 0280: Intel Corporation|PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (ipw3945)
* ---:--- Mouse: Generic PS/2 Wheel Mouse [/dev/psaux] (msintellips/2)
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== What works/what does not ==
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== Configuration ==
  
Pretty much everything needed works when you tweak. This wiki is an excellent source of infomation. :)
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=== Graphics ===
On windows the network controller (nextreme) can be "safely removed" to save power. I think you can do the same in linux with "rmmod tg3".
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For the right console display size I set vga=792 (1024x768x16M@60Hz) as a kernel boot parameter.
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See [[Intel graphics]].
  
There's hardware mute and volume up/down buttons. They work but odly every time I reboot it's always back to mute. More like a feature than a bug.
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=== Touchpad ===
  
The {{ic|Fn+brighter/dimmer}} display buttons and the Ambient Light Sensor work software independent.
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See [[Touchpad Synaptics]].
  
In my understanding, the TPM doesn't show anywhere even tho there's a kernel module for the infineon TPM. I haven't tried to make it work and probably won't even try.
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=== Wireless ===
I believe the Irda and modem work as expected, haven't tested.
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I haven't tried to use an external monitor/TV, I expect making those work is just matter of confing.
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See [[Wireless network configuration#iwlegacy]]
  
The ICH7 family sports a hpet multimedia timer that saves power. Kernel boot parameter hpet=force just in case.
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=== SD/MMC ===
  
Bluetooth works (kdebluetooth, but probably also gnome-bluetooth).
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This requires the ''tifm'' [[kernel module]].
  
CPU frequency scaling works. (cpufrequtils with the p4_clockmod module).
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# modprobe tifm_core
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# modprobe tifm_7xx1
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# modprobe tifm_sd
  
== Xorg configuration ==
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=== HDD failing sensors ===
  
The i810 driver works for graphics. {{Pkg|xf86-video-intel}} package is needed.
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See [[SMART]]. Example {{ic|/etc/smartd.conf}}:
 
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Use [[Touchpad_Synaptics]] to tune the touthpad.
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== Wifi ==
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The iwlwifi drivers works (also with (k)networkmanager).
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[[pacman|Install]] {{Pkg|iwlwifi-3945-ucode}} and load the module:
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modprobe iwl3945
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And put '''iwl3945''' in your MODULES array.
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== SD/MMC memory card reader ==
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This works with the tifm driver.
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modprobe tifm_core
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modprobe tifm_7xx1
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modprobe tifm_sd
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Or you can enable them at boot from a file in {{ic|/etc/modules.d/}}.
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== HDD failing sensors ==
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See the [[S.M.A.R.T.]] howto.
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This line in {{ic|/etc/smartd.conf}} does the job for me (Tkjacobsen):
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  /dev/sda -a -d sat -m root@localhost
 
  /dev/sda -a -d sat -m root@localhost
 
=== ToDo ===
 
* The fingerprint reader is via USB, haven't looked into that yet either.
 
 
== See also ==
 
 
[http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Gentoo_on_HP_Compaq_nc4400 Gentoo wiki]
 

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System specifications

lshwd output:

00:00.0 Class 0600: Intel Corp.|Mobile Memory Controller Hub (intel-agp)
00:02.0 Class 0300: Intel Corp.|Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller (i810)
00:02.1 Class 0380: Intel Corp.|Mobile Integrated Graphics Controller (vesa)
00:1b.0 Class 0403: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub High Definition Audio (snd-hda-intel)
00:1c.0 Class 0604: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PCI Express Port 1 (unknown)
00:1c.1 Class 0604: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PCI Express Port 2 (unknown)
00:1d.0 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub UHCI USB #1 (unknown)
00:1d.1 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub UHCI USB #2 (unknown)
00:1d.2 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub UHCI USB #3 (unknown)
00:1d.3 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub UHCI USB #4 (unknown)
00:1d.7 Class 0c03: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub EHCI USB (unknown)
00:1e.0 Class 0604: Intel Corp.|82801 Hub Interface to PCI Bridge (hw_random)
00:1f.0 Class 0601: Intel Corp.|Mobile I/O Controller Hub LPC (i8xx_tco)
00:1f.1 Class 0101: Intel Corp.|I/O Controller Hub PATA (piix)
00:1f.2 Class 0106: Intel Corp.|Mobile I/O Controller Hub SATA cc=AHCI (ahci)
02:06.0 Class 0607: Texas Instruments|PCIxx12 CardBus Controller (yenta_socket)
02:06.2 Class 0180: Texas Instruments|5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) (unknown)
02:06.3 Class 0805: Texas Instruments|5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) (unknown)
02:06.4 Class 0780: Texas Instruments|5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD) (unknown)
08:00.0 Class 0200: Broadcom Corp.|NetXtreme BCM5753M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (tg3)
10:00.0 Class 0280: Intel Corporation|PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (ipw3945)

Configuration

Graphics

See Intel graphics.

Touchpad

See Touchpad Synaptics.

Wireless

See Wireless network configuration#iwlegacy

SD/MMC

This requires the tifm kernel module.

# modprobe tifm_core
# modprobe tifm_7xx1
# modprobe tifm_sd

HDD failing sensors

See SMART. Example /etc/smartd.conf:

/dev/sda -a -d sat -m root@localhost