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Ubuntu 8.04 on an HP Compaq 6710b laptop July 16, 2008

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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…)

Ubuntu on HP nc6230 laptop May 28, 2008

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This is just a wrapper post for all the people googling for installing GNU/Linux on a nc6320 laptop:

Ubuntu 8.04 runs just fine on this laptop (bluetooth, card reader, 3D compiz effects, etc, etc). The install is very easy and straight forward. There are two things you need to fix: enabling the mic and pump up the wifi speed. The only thing I haven’t tried is the fingerprint reader (I find it silly).

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