Okdokey, so here's what ya got.
Compaq Presario 3240US Series Notebook
US Product Number
AMD Athlon 64 processor 3200* with PowerNow! Technology
AMD 64 technology operates at 2.0 GHz
1 MB L2 Cache
512 MB DDR SDRAM (2 x 256 MB) at 333 MHz
1280 MB DDR SDRAM (1 x 256 MB, 1 x 1024 MB)
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
64 MB DDR (dedicated)
60 GB (4200 RPM) Hard Drive
Total storage capacity is 60 billion bytes (for hard drives, 1GB = 1 billion bytes); actual accessible capacity is less.
External USB Floppy Drive available for customers at hpshopping.com or local retailers
DVD+R/RW and CD-RW Combo Drive
5-in-1 integrated Memory Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Sticks, Memory Stick Pro or SmartMedia cards
15.4 inch WXGA High-Definition Widescreen (1280 x 800) Display
High-Definition content (e.g. WMV HD files) is required to view high-definition images. Most current DVDs do not provide high-definition images.
Integrated v.90/v.92 56 KB modem (RJ-11 connector)
Maximum achievable download speeds are currently unknown, may not reach 56 Kbps and will vary with line conditions. Upload speeds are less and also will vary.
Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
JBL Pro Performance
AC audio link
volume control button and mute button
54g 802.11b/g WLAN with 125 HSM/SpeedBooster support
When operating in High Speed Mode, this Wi-Fi device achieves an actual throughput of up to or greater than 34.1 Mbps, which is the equivalent throughput of a system following 802.11g protocol and operating at a signaling rate of 125 Mbps. Actual throughput will vary depending on environmental, operational and other parameters. Use of this capability requires a wireless access point with SpeedBooster or 125 High Speed Mode technology which is sold separately. Web download required for 125 HSM / SpeedBoosterTM support.
Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad
PC Card Slots
One Type I/II 32-bit card bus (also supports 16-bit)
Three Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
One Parallel SPP/ECP standard interface
One VGA (15-pin)
One TV-Out (S-video)
One RJ-11 (modem)
One RJ-45 (LAN)
One IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
One notebook expansion port
Length x width x height
283.97 x 361.95 x 45.72 mm
11.18 x 14.25 x 1.8 inches
2.91 kg (7.8 lbs)
Kensington MicroSaver lock slot
Accepts 3rd party security lock devices
120 W AC adapter
8-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
If your BIOS isn't at level F.33, upgrade it:
Disable PNP in the motherboard BIOS.
Run Yast online update, and upgrade everything to the newest. A new kernel patch is out as well. Do all of them.
Make sure your kernel source is installed. /usr/src/linux(your kernel sources should be there)
The winmodem drivers are included with Suse for that chipset. So you're ok there. You can also update that via Yast online as I recall.
You will need to install the NVIDIA drivers.
Simple steps to install.
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-7167-pkg2.run -q --kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux
sax2 -m 0=nvidia
Choose your settings and resolution. Save it.
Now test the responsiveness. Good luck.