CompaqPresarioC304NR

Operating Systems

All tests were performed with Kubuntu (6.10 Edgy & 7.04 Feisty)

Current Issues

  • Broadcom 4311 (rev 1) WiFi Card

  • 1280x800 Resolution
    • FIXED: Install the 915resolution package from the Universe repositories. After it installs it will automatically configure your display, Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to restart X

System Info

bios-version:F.05
system-manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
system-product-name:Presario C300 (RL177UA#ABA)
system-version:F.05

Hardware details

in Edgy (current stable)?

in Feisty (current development)?

Installation works?

YES

YES

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Edgy (current stable)?

in Feisty (current development)?

Screen

YES

YES

Correct resolution?

NO

NO

install 915resolution

Correct refresh rate?

YES

YES

3D Acceleration

YES

YES

External monitor works?

YES

YES

External monitor - mirrors

YES

YES

External monitor - extend desktop

YES

YES

Power Management

Battery detected?

YES

YES

Hibernates?

YES

YES

Sleep

YES

YES

Dim monitor on battery

YES

YES

Blank monitor on inactivity

YES

YES

Lid Close

YES

YES

Cpu frequency scaling

YES

YES

Sound

Sound works?

YES

YES

Correct volume?

YES

YES

Hardware volume switch

YES

YES

Headphone jack

YES

YES

Mic jack

YES

YES

Networking

Wired NIC

YES

YES

Wireless NIC

NO

NO

Refer to Current Issues up top

PCMCIA NIC

N/A

N/A

Firewire

N/A

N/A

Bluetooth

N/A

N/A

Modem

Untested

Untested

Infrared

N/A

N/A

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

YES

YES

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

YES

YES

Touchpad - Scroll down side

YES

YES

Touchpad - turned off while typing

NO

NO

External mouse - USB

YES

YES

External mouse - Serial

N/A

N/A

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Serial

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

N/A

N/A

CD/DVD drive

YES

YES

PCMCIA cards

N/A

N/A

Parallel Ports

N/A

N/A

Card reader(s)

N/A

N/A

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Edgy (current stable)?

in Feisty (current development)?

+ Space

N/A

N/A

+ Esc

N/A

N/A

+ F1

Help

248

YES

YES

+ F2

Print

37

YES

YES

+ F3

WWW

178

NO

NO

+ F4

Display

none

YES

YES

+ F5

Sleep

223

NO

YES

Wakeup kills keyboard

+ F6

Lock

146

NO

NO

+ F7

-Bright

none

YES

YES

+ F8

+Bright

none

YES

YES

+ F9

Play/Pause

162

YES

YES

+ F10

Stop

164

YES

YES

+ F11

Reverse

144

YES

YES

+ F12

Forward

153

YES

YES

+ ArrowUp

N/A

N/A

+ ArrowDown

N/A

N/A

+ ArrowRight

N/A

N/A

+ ArrowLeft

N/A

N/A

+ PgUp

N/A

N/A

+ PgDown

N/A

N/A

+ Insert

Print Screen

111

YES

YES

+ Scroll

Numlock

none

YES

YES

+ Pause

Break

none

YES

YES

+ Delete

Sys Rq ?

none

NO

NO

I have no idea what this is for
Does the same as Insert (Print Screen)

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Edgy (current stable)?

in Feisty (current development)?

Multimedia Speaker Low

Volume Down

none

YES

YES

Multimedia Speaker Hi

Volume Up

none

YES

YES

Multimedia Speaker Mute

Volume Mute

none

YES

YES

WiFi

WiFi On/Off

none

**

**

Turns WiFi On/Off after NdisWrapper is configured. Turning it back on requires sudo rmmod ndiswrapper && sudo modprobe ndiswrapper to start back up. Turning On/Off with KNetworkManager works great!

Notes

This laptop receives an A- only due to the fact that I have to use NdisWrapper. Hopefully one day soon the Broadcom drivers will work correctly in the kernel so I can use Network Manager. Other than that, this laptop works excellent with Kubuntu Linux. The temperature stays cool as I just ran it wireless on my lap for 2.5 hours. That is how long the battery lasted on a full charge. The laptop went into hibernate mode successfully and came out successfully. KDE-Guidance is awesome, as it was 100% accurate the entire time running on battery. The speed of the laptop is great, as I did some packaging work with it this evening without any issues. Compilation times are great, graphics are awesome, sound is a little low, but I am sure there is a fix somewhere for it, unless that is the state of the sound system on this laptop.


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