HP Mini 5101

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Install xf86-video-intel or xf86-video-intel-newest. Make sure to configure KMS[broken link: invalid section] correctly.


Typical Intel HD Audio. Just follow ALSA.

Make sure you have the latest version of alsa-utils, alsa-lib and alsa-firmware.


Swapping eth0/eth1 can confuse Wicd, assigning static names[broken link: invalid section] helps.

Wireless Driver (Broadcom)

See Broadcom wireless for driver setup.

It may be necessary to load the driver (wl as an axample here) manually:

MODULES=(... wl ...)

Problem with reconnecting after suspending might be solved by:


Driver Overview

  1. brcmsmac: Works best but the red/blue led isn't working.
  2. broadcom-wl: broadcom-wl needs to be re-compiled after each kernel upgrade. LED works but reconnecting problem after suspending.
  3. b43: Alternatively your network chip may be supported by b43[broken link: invalid section] (kernel > 2.6.32).


See: Bluetooth


Works out of the box.


Works out of the box.


Suspend on Lid

This here works quite fine: Suspend to RAM#Automatic Suspend, the Hard Way[broken link: invalid section]

It might be necessary to use "/etc/acpi/events/lm_lid" instead of "/etc/acpi/events/lid". (laptop-mode?)

Just change the "LID" to it's actual value. For me it was C1D0.

if grep closed /proc/acpi/button/lid/C1D0/state >/dev/null ; then 

Power Button

Shutting system down by pressing the power button


Display toggle

ACPI hotkeys

# acpi_listen
(Press fn+f2)
video C088 00000080 00000000

So we have to edit


like this

case "$1" in
        arandr #or path to your shell script for switching display mode

Mute, browser button, volume down, etc...

Extra keyboard keys

Hard disk shock protection

Install hpfall[dead link 2020-02-24] from AUR and add it to rc.conf:

DAEMONS=(... hpfall ...)

See also Shock protection for HP/Compaq laptops.