Ubuntu 8.04 on an HP Compaq 6710b laptop July 16, 2008Posted by claudio in Uncategorized.
Tags: 6710b, GNU/Linux, Hardware, HP, laptop, Linux
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EDIT Oct 13 2008: Fix for wireless problem (sometimes difficult to connect to Access Point)
EDIT Feb 10 2010: This HowTo is no longer needed on Ubuntu 9.10. Everything OK out of the box.
HP gave us hplip linux drivers for their printers, so when I needed to buy new computer stuff I bought HP (laptop and color laser network printer). Everything (screen resolution, graphics hardware acceleration, wifi, etc) works out of the box. No surprise really, as all these components are Intel with known open source drivers.
Anyway, there is one little thing you need to do make of this laptop a dream GNU/Linux laptop. (more…)