HPNX6325

System info

  • Maker: Hewlett-Packard Co.
  • Brand: HP Compaq
  • Model: NX6325
  • Vintage: 2006-2008
  • Market: EU, US

Current issues

see below

At a glance

  • Socket S1 - Turion 64 X2 or Mobile Sempron
  • Dimensions start from 2.6 kg and 30.3 mm at front
  • ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 IGP, 64-128 MB UMA
  • Two SO-DIMM slots, dual channel memory support,supports up to 4GB of 667-MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • One 5400 rpm, user-removable SATA hard drive
  • Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet PCI Controller
  • Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN module
  • Integrated Bluetooth
  • 7-in-1 Media Reader
  • TPM 1.2
  • Biometric Fingerprint Sensor
  • Touchpad with scroll zone

Specifications

/dmesg /lspci /lspcmcia /lsusb /acpisupport /dmidecode

Models

Hardware Information

Part no.

EY351EA

EY349EA/ET

EY344ET

EY343EA

CPU

AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60

AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52

AMD Sempron 3500+

AMD Sempron 3500+

RAM

1 GB DDR2 667

512 MB DDR2 667

512 MB DDR2 667

512 MB DDR2 667

HDD

80GB SATA

80 GB SATA

60 GB SATA

60 GB SATA

Optical

LG GMA-4082N DVD+/-RW DL, DVD-RAM or TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L632D

Screen

15" 1400x1050

15" 1024x768

15" 1024x768

15" 1024x768

IGP

ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 RS485M 64-128 MB UMA

USB

ATI SB400, three ports

Firewire

Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller, one port

Bluetooth

yes

yes

N/A

N/A

WLAN

Broadcom BCM4312 UART (rev 01) Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g

LAN

Broadcom BCM5788 (rev 03) Netxtreme Gigabit Ethernet

Modem

56K V.92

Audio

ATI SB450 HDA Audio (rev 01), ADI1981HD CODEC

Card reader

Texas Instruments 7-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo*/SM/xD)

Biometric scanner

Authentec Fingerprint Sensor AES2501

Pointing device

Synaptics PS/2 touchpad with two buttons and scroll zone

Keyboard

101/102-key

PC Card Slot

one Type I/II

Express Card Slot

one Express Card/34 or Express Card/54

BIOS

SMBIOS Version 2.4 (DMI BIOS)

*Memory Stick Duo Adapters are required and sold separately. Inserting a Memory Stick Duo Card directly into your notebook could damage the memory card and/or notebook.

Functionality

cdimage

ubuntu-8.10-desktop-amd64

ubuntu-8.04-desktop-i386

ubuntu-7.10-desktop-i386

Does the installation work?

yes

yes

yes

Test results with fresh install or livecd. Out of the box scenario. No customization. Workarounds are documented in notes section.

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

8.04 i386

7.10 i386

Screen

yes

yes

Correct resolution?

yes

yes

Correct refresh rate?

yes

yes

3D Acceleration

yes, with closed drivers or experimental open drivers

no

#148902

Desktop effects

see above

no

#148902

External monitor works?

yes

yes

External monitor - mirrors

yes

yes

External monitor - extend desktop

untested

yes

TV-out

untested

untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

yes

yes

Hibernates?

yes

yes, but fan doesn't start after wake up, battery state wrongly shown

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

untested

yes (turn on capturing in mixer console)

Integrated Mic

yes

yes (turn on capturing in mixer console)

Networking

Wired NIC

yes

yes

Wireless NIC

no

no

PCMCIA NIC

untested

untested

Firewire

untested

untested

Bluetooth

yes

yes

Modem

untested

untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

yes

yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

yes

yes

Touchpad - Scroll

yes

yes

Touchpad - turned off while typing

no

no

External mouse - USB

yes

yes

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

no

no

CD/DVD drive

yes

yes

PCMCIA cards

untested

untested

Card reader(s)

yes

yes (partially)

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

8.04 i386

7.10 i386

+ F3

sleep

yes

yes

+ F4

video display hotkey

yes

untested

+ F8

show battery status

yes

yes

+ F9

decrease screen brightness

yes

yes

+ F10

increase screen brightness

yes

yes

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

8.04 i386

7.10 i386

wireless button

yes

yes

help button

yes

yes

presentation button

yes (but no event attached)

yes (but no event attached)

Current issues and bugs

  • #59695 default value in power.sh potentially kills laptop disks. sudo hdparm -B 255 /dev/sda

  • #148902 r300 needs swtcl update for 200m

  • #145750 hibernate fails on HP nx6325.

  • #147298 AD198x Analog: microphone misconfigured.

  • #131711 no sound: Failed to construct test pipeline in sound recording

  • bug #248680 - false "suspend error" warning after resume

Notes and Workarounds

Touchpad

The feature Touchpad turned off while typing doesn't work by default. See SynapticsTouchpad for instructions to enable feature.

Graphics

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS485 [Radeon Xpress 1100 IGP]

Splash screen bug #136582 affects release 7.10 but not 8.04. The user can choose between two drivers: The open source driver -ati developed in the X.org project and the closed-source -fglrx developed by AMD. Enabling 3D acceleration requires extra user configuration anyway.

  • See X/RadeonXpress for information on how to enable 3D acceleration and desktop effects.

  • See RadeonDriver for more information on -ati driver.

External monitor

External output works with the open-source -ati driver. Use xrandr to configure. Display device hot-plugging works, outputs must be configured manually. See RandR Documentation from x.org wiki.

Audio

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)

Volume control

There is a problem in all linux distros with non-linear volume scale. All volume control with hardware buttons is in the range between 50%-100% of master volume.

It's not true for me on Hardy. Hardware volume controls work fine. -- AzraelNightwalker 2008-07-15 11:55:44

Microphone

To make internal and external microphone work user hast to go to the sound mixer, choose "edit > preferences" in the menu, tick "capturing", and then put the capturing slider to the max on the "recording" tab.

Power management

Battery info

The battery status information is not updated correctly on parts with BIOS revision lower than F06. The workaround without updating the bios is to unload psmouse module before each restart or shutdown. Otherwise the ACPI state would get corrupted with symptoms detailed in http://home.no/slazz/nx7400/#badstate. Add modprobe -r psmouse to /etc/init.d/halt and /etc/init.d/reboot just before 'halt' and 'reboot' commands. This also fixes sluggish BIOS startup.

Suspend

In Gutsy, the laptop speakers stays turned on after resume from sleep or hibernation, even when headphones are plugged in. Putting MODULES="snd_hda_intel" in /etc/default/acpi-support (near "# Add modules to this list to have them removed before suspend and reloaded" line) work sometimes. Another workaround is to close or applications that use sound before suspending your laptop (music and video players, Firefox with a site using flash plugin, etc...). In Hardy and Jaunty, it works so far.

Karmic uses kernel suspend/resume as default, which doesn't work. Switch back to uswsup:

aptitude install uswsusp
Specify uswsusp sleep module in
/etc/pm/config.d/00sleep_module

Hibernate

(...)

WLAN

30:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 01)

bcm43xx / b43 (open driver)

Wireless works with open driver since 7.10. There are 2 open drivers, bcm43xx and b43. B43 is newer, it is used in Ubuntu 8.04. Bcm43xx is used in Ubuntu 7.10. To use these drivers you need firmware extracted from a Windows driver. Download or extraction of firmware blob can be automated with drivers manager (aka, restricted drivers manager). An existing network connection is required for downloading if the firmware blob is not on disk. To extract firmware manually install bcm43xx-fwcutter or b43-fwcutter. Fwcutter will ask at setup if you want to automatically download and extract the firmware.

WEP

WPA

  • Works with open driver. Tested with eduroam academic network. It is necessary to load two kernel modules ieee80211_crypt_ccmp and ieee80211_crypt_tkip. Then login with NetworkManager or KNetworkManager.

  • Works with open driver. Tested with La Fonera without loading anything before connecting.
  • Works with windows driver through ndiswrapper out of the box.

WPA2

Thermal management

There are problems with sleep and hibernation, the cpu fan doesn't start after waking laptop up, so it is necessary to turn the fan on manually by executing this script:

# public domain 2007 - Markus Brechtel (chaotika) <markus@b-r-e-c-h-t-e-l.net>
# This script makes the fans wich ran before suspend come up after resume again on HP nx6325.

acpi -t
cat /proc/acpi/fan/*/*

for fanstate in $( ls /proc/acpi/fan/*/state ); do
        echo 0 > $fanstate;
done

cat /proc/acpi/fan/*/*
  • I don't need such script for sleep - fan always work. But I didn't test hibernation. -- AzraelNightwalker 2007-10-21 10:42:03

Card reader

02:04.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
02:04.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller

The card reader cannot recognize Sony Memory Stick cards as it can in Windows Vista. Haven't filed bug yet.

Bluetooth

To make bluetooth fully work in Ubuntu 7.10 you have to install gnome-vfs-obexftp (from universe). In 8.04 sending files via bluetooth works out of the box.

AES2501 fingerprint reader

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 08ff:2580 AuthenTec, Inc.

The fingerprint reader should work with fprint though I didn't test it yet. -- AzraelNightwalker 2008-03-16 23:20:33

BIOS update

Hint for the BIOS update: The BIOS from the HP site comes wrapped in a .EXE file. However, you do NOT need Windows in order to update your NX6325. Go and download the FreeDos installer BIOS version from the HP website. Use cabextract (install it with "sudo apt-get cabextract" in a terminal window) to extract the files; there is then a folder containing a .ISO file which is actually a bootable CD image (in my case its exact name is ROM.ISO). Right-click it and burn the file ROM.ISO to CD. Then boot from this CD and follow the instructions.

Guidelines for this Wiki document

Please do not add Kubuntu (and other derivatives) when the same Ubuntu version is already added to the table. For example: Kubuntu has exactly the same kernel and drivers as Ubuntu so everything that works in Ubuntu will work in Kubuntu and vice versa. Same for things that don't work. The same reasoning applies when keeping i386 and amd64 seperated.

However, with that said. Some functionality depends on the userspace which differs between Ubuntu and Kubuntu.

Info about Ubuntu 6.06, 6.10 and 7.04 has been cut out because it's practically obsolete. Only 8.04 and 7.10 should be left.

External links

NX6325 product page NX6325 Specifications Software and driver download HP support forums Maintenance and Service Guide

Ubuntu current Kubuntu Debian 4.0 Fedora Core 5 Gentoo SuSE Linux 10.1 SuSE Linux (German language) Windows


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