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Trying to install Linux into NX6325 laptop

Daniel Leblanc
Honored Contributor

Trying to install Linux into NX6325 laptop

Hello all, trying to install Red Hat Ent 4 inot a nx6325 tl60,but no success.
I was able to install fedora 5 into it ,but got a few error going exemple sound card not working.
00:01.0 PCI Bridge : ATI Technologie Inc Unknow device 5a3f
00:04.0 PCI Bridge : ATI Technologie Inc Unknow device 5a36
00:05.0 PCI Bridge : ATI Technologie Inc Unknow device 5a37
PCI Bridge : ATI Technologie Inc Unknow device 5a38
02:04.0 cardBus bridge :Texas Instrument Unknown device 8039
02.04.01 fireWire (IEEE 1394):Texas Instrument Unknown device 803a
02.04.02 Mass storage controller Texas Instrument Unknown device 803b
02.04.03 Class 0805:Texas Instrument Unknown device 803c

HELP!!!!!!
12 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Trying to install Linux into NX6325 laptop

Shalom,

This type of machine is notorious for not being able to support Linux. It uses parts that the stock kernel do not have drivers for.

Really, you need more appropriate hardware.

If that does not work, you need to become a Linux guru, because you will need to find source code drivers for every device and compile a driver and maybe a kernel to make it all work.

It is also possible the laptop itself has a hardware issue. How did it work with Windows before this grand experiment began?

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Daniel Leblanc
Honored Contributor

Re: Trying to install Linux into NX6325 laptop

It is dual boot system and under Windows XP Prof with all the full update,HP/Windows Office...ect..ect..WORK GREAT.

Thanks you for you re help...!!
Kodjo Agbenu
Honored Contributor

Re: Trying to install Linux into NX6325 laptop

Hello,

I would suggest OpenSuSE 10.1 : you might get better support of your nx6325, because OpenSuSE is the technology preview of SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED 10), which is supported on a large range of HP professional Laptops.

Good lcuk.
Kodjo
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Barbara Wood
Occasional Visitor

Re: Trying to install Linux into NX6325 laptop

I'm glad I saw this post because my older son is looking to buy a nx6325 and was planning on installing Debian Linux on it. Does anyone have any experience with this hardware and Debian? Perhaps I should suggest OpenSuSE 10.1.

Thanks,
Barb
Alan_152
Honored Contributor

Re: Trying to install Linux into NX6325 laptop

You may want to try Knoppix, Gentoo, or Ubuntu for this install.
Daniel Leblanc
Honored Contributor

Re: Trying to install Linux into NX6325 laptop

GENTOO WILL SUPPORT THIS VERY WELL,but i need fedora or Red Hat because herethey work on compiling there software to work on RH4,dam it!!!
Barbara Wood
Occasional Visitor

Re: Trying to install Linux into NX6325 laptop

Thank you Alan and Daniel, I appreciate your responses. I have heard of Ubuntu, but I'm not familiar with Knoppix or Gentoo, something to look into. Enjoy your day!
Daniel Leblanc
Honored Contributor

Re: Trying to install Linux into NX6325 laptop

GENTOO WILL WORK FINE!!!
I have to use this because they compile a software to seel worldwide in RH4, so i have to use fedora or RH4.
eric hanuise
Occasional Visitor

Re: Trying to install Linux into NX6325 laptop

if you're a professional developper you should have no problems recompiling a kernel, so I guess qhat you're after is more detail about the drivers you need to install.

Check out the documentation section of the support pages for that model. Tey usually include a full specification of each hardware device in the machine.
Then, for each device that is not recognised, google around and you should find the related linux driver packages somewhere.

A method I use for similar cases (installing linux on a new/unknown laptop) is to start it on a liveCD such as knoppix or ubuntu. If the devices I want are recognised there, I just need to open a root console and lsmod to get a list of the device drivers used. Then again google's your friend.

Once you know which packages are needed in knoppix or ubuntu to support your device all you need is to find a rapm ou the source code and you can get'em working on your redhat install.
Andreas Kleisun
Occasional Visitor

Re: Trying to install Linux into NX6325 laptop

Hello,

Fedora Core 5 works quite well with the nx6325. The only device not working with it currently is the modem. Firewire has not tested by me yet, but should work. Please try my homepage at http://www.andreas-kleisun.homepage.t-online.de/FC5_on_nx6325.html for further information. Additional information regarding linux in general on the nx6325 is available at http://www.tuxmobil.org/hp_compaq.html

regards
Andreas Kleisun
Daniel Leblanc
Honored Contributor

Re: Trying to install Linux into NX6325 laptop

I have tried ATI fglrx-driver, it will not work.I did install the KMOD-FGLRX for the ATI, and everything work fine,even dual monitor.

Thanks i gave you point because you re the most recent on these item.
Daniel Leblanc
Honored Contributor

Re: Trying to install Linux into NX6325 laptop

Gone..loll