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Notes on installation and compatibility of Ubuntu with Compaq laptop computers.

Summary

Make

Model

Installs ?

Not working

Ubuntu Release

Comments

Last Updated

Compaq

Armada 110 (Modell # 470022-884)

Yes

all components are working

v6.06 (Dapper)

Tested with v6.06.

2006-12-14

Compaq

Armada 1500c

Yes

all components are working

v7.10

add snd-es1688 to /etc/modules for sound

2009-07-13

Compaq

Armada E500

Yes

irda

(Warty)

Partial TV out, 3d accel. & IRDA not tested yet

Compaq

Armada E500

Yes

Modem, TV out, Irda, acpi

(Warty)

Modem not tested

Compaq

Armada M700

Yes

(Warty)

Modem not tested, resume/suspend works once HoaryPM is configured

Compaq

Armada 7400

Yes

v6.06 (Dapper)

Modem not tested, sound and power management don't work out of the box

Compaq

Evo N1015v

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Modem and TV out not tested

2005-09-11

Compaq

Evo N1020v

Yes

all tested components work Modem not tested

v6.10 (Edgy)

Modem not tested

2006-12-12

Compaq

Evo N400c

Yes

Modem & Irda not tested.

Compaq

Evo N600c

Yes

Resume/suspend (needs kernel 2.6.9). Modem & Irda not tested

Compaq

Evo N610c

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy) RC1

Hibernate, volume buttons, sound, everything works except the modem (ndiswrapper gets it working) & the multimedia keys.

2005-10-09

Compaq

Evo N610c

Yes

Hibernate (no Usb on resume), suspend (doesn't wake up), modem

v6.06 (Dapper) Flight3

2006-01-18

Compaq

Evo N800c

Yes

Modem, DVD/CDRW and multimedia keys not tested

Compaq

nx7010

Yes

Suspend/sleep, even if apm=on is set in GRUB.

IrDA, firewire not tested. Modem works with sl-modem ; wifi OK!. dual-screen support and S-Video Output need ATI binary drivers.

Compaq

Presario 305

Yes

Details below.

Compaq

Presario V5000

Yes

v6.10 (Edgy)

Works very well, see below.

Compaq

Presario 701 EA

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

DMA on hdc can safely be enabled for e.g. DVD use. See also here

2005-11-??

Compaq

Presario 730 AP

Yes

Modification for ACPI (The grub boot parameter acpi=on needs to be added). The monitor is identified as Generic this affects the display of fonts.

Compaq

Presario 705 EA

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Everything works pretty well. See below for details.

2005-07-04

Compaq

Presario 900 CA

Yes

v6.06 (Dapper) Kubuntu

Worked extremely well, 3 weeks and counting, for a 5 year old machine; hotkeys weren't recognized; modem, S-video and parallel port not tested

2006-09-25

Compaq

Presario 1247

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

Everything works pretty good. Recommend upgrade to 160 MB RAM.

2005-12-19

Compaq

Presario 1700T

Yes

acpi, powerdown, lan is intermittent (was on windows, too) modem untested

v5.04 (Hoary)

Everything else works beautifully & has for 2 months.

2005-07-15

Compaq

Presario 1896-XL

Yes

acpi (not yet tried modifying GRUB with acpi=force) & powerdown

Usb & Dvd drive not tested.

Compaq

Presatio 2104EA

Yes

Video card 3d acceleration (only available under xorg v 6.8 and later), ACPI battery info not working properly (bug lodged)

Compaq

Presario 2144EA

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Everything works, even ACPI (Modem not tested).

2005-04-22

Compaq

Presario 2173EA

Yes

ACPI battery info not working properly ; hibernate not working

v5.04 (Hoary)

Modem not tested.

2005-05-15

Compaq

Presario 2180CA

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Must pass noapm to the kernel on boot to enable the button that disables the mousepad. Modem was not tested.

2005-05-11

Compaq

Presario 2500

Yes

ACPI functions, Beryl on Feisty

v6.10 (Edgy Eft) & v7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

I haven't tried to get ACPI working yet, so maybe it's possible (I got cpu frequency scaling working under Debian). I got Beryl working well on Edgy Eft, but when I upgraded to Feisty Fawn, it didn't work correctly anymore. But that doesn't mean that it's impossible. Wink ;) More details below.

Compaq

Presario 2800

Yes

(Warty) & v5.04 (Hoary)

Details below.

Compaq

Presario R3000/R3120US/R3205

Details below.

Compaq

x1000

Yes

Suspend.

v5.04 (Hoary)

Modem not tested.

Compaq

x1000

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy)

Everything tested so far (including suspend) seems to work. Wifi, Bluetooth, SD, Firewire untested.

Compaq

nx9105

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Everything works (some hack needed for the modem & the alps touchpad).

2005-04-21

Compaq

Presario 2190CA

Yes

Modem, Brightness.

v5.04 (Hoary)

Untested TV out (no cable)

2005-04-21

Compaq

Presario V2000

Yes

v5.04 (Hoary)

Everything worked on install except wireless. Details below.

2005-02-06

Compaq

Presario V2000Z

Yes

v5.10 (Breezy) & v6.06 (Dapper)

Had trouble with the alsa modules. Details below.

2006-02-09

Compaq

Presario V2402US

Yes

See below.

v5.10 (Breezy)

Almost everything works (modem not tested.)

2006-01-15

Compaq

Presario V2417LA

Notes: LaptopTestingTeam/CompaqPresarioV2417LA

Compaq

Presario V6102AU

Yes

v6.06 (Dapper)

Notes: "HP Compaq 6102AU compatibility details"

2006-10-11

Details

Compaq Presario 305

Compaq Presario 705 EA

  • Known to work: Video card, sound card, USB, touchpad, all other ports.
  • Not out of the box: Scrolling button below touchpad. Problems with ethernet.
  • Untried: Modem, wireless (PCMCIA).

Compaq Presario 1247

  • Known to work: video, sound, touchpad, CD-ROM, battery level.
  • Not out of the box: USB, PS/2 Port, all 'windows' buttons in case.
  • Untried: Modem.

Compaq Presario 2800

  • Known to work: video, sound, wired networking, touchpad, ACPI, DVD, CDRW
  • Not out of the box: wireless networking (see WifiDocs/Device/CompaqW200)

  • Untried: modem, parallell, s-video, binary ATI drivers, pcmcia

Compaq Presario V5000 series

Compaq Presario R3000/R3205

Compaq Presario R3120US

  • Works out of the box, with the exception of the Broadcom BCM4306 wireless network controller. Use either ndiswrapper or the bcm43xx kernel module (with bcm43xx-fwcutter) as two possible solutions.
  • For the ndiswrapper driver, see http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/List and search for SP29361.exe. After downloading it, cabextract the contents to a directory of your choice and use the included bcmwl5.inf/sys.

  • Did not test "linux noapic" during installation. Use your judgment.
  • Did not test the Nvidia winmodem.

Compaq Presario V2000

  • Used ndiswrapper to install WinXP drivers. Went to Network Settings, manually entered ESSID, set to static IP address, entered IP address and Gateway address. My router is linksys. My wireless is broadcom.

From WillemMeints Tue Apr 19 08:53:26 +0100 2005 From: Willem Meints Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 08:53:26 +0100 Subject: Compaq Presario 2137EA Message-ID: <20050419085326+0100@https://www.ubuntulinux.org>

All works, use the fgrlx driver for X.org (you can download and install it afterwards using sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx) Add acpi=force as kernel parameter in grub to support ACPI. The battery monitor is acting a little weird in my installation, maybe some bug. Though acpi -V on the console works fine.

Compaq Presario V2000Z

Dapper (Kubuntu)

Breezy

  • Upon installing everything, after ejecting the Install CD and rebooting, the system would get stuck on "Starting hotplug subsystem". The reason why this happens is because alsa tries to load the hda-intel module which is looking for an intel sound chip which doesn't exist in the system (this is the AMD/ATI version of the V2000). The fix for this (what I did) was to use Knoppix 4.0.2 LiveDVD (since it doesn't have alsa) to edit the etc/hotplug/blacklist file and add 3 modules (I added 3 lines but only one of them works.) _hda-intel_, _hda_intel_, and _snd-hda-intel_. After this, my system would boot but X had problems starting with the ati driver. Since the system was still usable, you can edit the Corg config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and change _ati_ to _vesa_. Reboot the system and you're done.
  • I still haven't used the system enough to get the wireless working although it should be straight forward.
  • The touchpad was detected and worked fine except that X didn't detect that it has a horizontal scroll. Vertical scroll works properly.

Compaq Presario V2402us

  • Standard Breezy Install works well.
  • After a clean install of breezy: ACPI, ethernet, touchpad, DMA, and processor throttling all work out of the box.
  • Default "ati" xorg driver caused lockups for me upon logout or X shutdown. This can be fixed by installing ATI's fglrx drivers. See mlomker's guide at: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=78466

  • Suspend can be enabled easily-
    1. Backup the file to be edited:
      • sudo cp /etc/default/acpi-support /etc/default/acpi-support.BKUP

    2. Edit the file so that the #ACPI-SLEEP=true line is not commented (line 3):

      • gksudo gedit /etc/default/acpi-support

    3. Restart your computer so that the changes can take effect. Suspend can now be accessed by pressing Fn+F5, or through the logout menu.
  • Hibernate also works if you follow Griffin3's guide, which can be found at: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=75443&highlight=suspend2

Compaq Presario 2500

  • Standard Install works well.
  • CPU frequency scaling for the Pentium 4 worked on Debian, so it should work under Ubuntu, altough I haven't tried it yet.
  • ACPI functions (sleep, hibernate, etc) don't work yet.
  • Lock screen on lid close works. Smile :)

  • Beryl under Edgy Eft: If I remember correctly, this tutorial worked perfectly for me:

    http://wiki.beryl-project.org/wiki/Install_Beryl_on_Ubuntu_Edgy_with_AIGLX Wink ;)

  • Ripples & rain effects don't work. Sad :(

  • Beryl under Feisty Fawn: still trying...
  • Compiz under Feisty Fawn: Works directly. Smile :) (I recommend also installing the compiz-extra and compiz-gtk packages to have more fun&functionality Wink ;) )

  • I recently had some problems with the PC shutting down abruptly. But I have the same problem under Windows. I believe it's caused by overheating (Pentium 4...).

    That's what prompted me to install cpufreq under Debian (I found out that the temperature went up to 70 deg C!). ->Problem solved by opening and cleaning the laptop (make sure to follow the disassembling instructions from the manual available on the compaq site).

Compaq Evo N1015v

  • Standard Hoary install work ok.
  • Video, Sound, USB, PCMCIA, Ethernet and Touchpad all work.
  • X driver is detected as ati but can also use radeon (Chipset is Radeon IGP 320M)
  • Suspend doesn't seem to work but I havn't tried fixing it.
  • CPU frequency adjustment works.

Compaq Armada 7400 (6300/T/6400/D/M/1)

  • Standard Breezy Badger (5.10) install almost works ok.
  • Graphics card issues. Breezy 5.10 'live' - comes up w/three resolutions - 1024-800-640 - correct.
  • Graphics card issue in more detail - hard drive install - asks for confirmation of the same three supported resolutions - 1024-800-640 - correct. Unfortunately at install completion only lowest common denominator 640 resolution is available - unlike 'live' - odd. Same problem after installing all default updates. Command line hacking required to get it to work?

Compaq Armada 7400 (6300/T/6400/D/M/1)

  • Dapper installs fine, but sound doesn't work out of the box and power management is off
  • To fix the sound, do a "sudo modprobe snd-es1688" and add it to the end of /etc/modules
  • To make things like shutdown and suspending to work, you need to disable ACPI, which can be done by doing a "sudo {gedit/mousepad/nano/whatever} /boot/grub/menu.lst" finding the line that starts "# kopt" and adding "noapic acpi=off" to the end
  • Xubuntu runs like a dream-- very responsive for a seven year old laptop.


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