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Old 04-20-2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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linux on hp-6530 laptop

i have a hp-6530s laptop.
i was using xp and considered to migrate to linux. so i downloaded the iso file of debian linux 5.01 with kernel 2.6.20. after installation i did not get any sound. i have also a asus t500 modem which debian could not detect. any expert can tell me what will be the procedure to solve these two problems.

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Hi I have a HP 6530b probably we have similar hardware in our notebooks with the modem I can't help you I've no need for it yet. Assumed you have a hda intel you may look at this thread. Probably you need a newer kernel for your wireless card just download from unstable repository linux-2.6.28 and get firmware from here

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Old 04-26-2009, 07:37 AM   #3
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I advice you to download new kernel and to rebuild it. You may try Ubuntu linux if rebuilding kernel process is difficult for you.
Old 05-01-2009, 01:57 AM   #4
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Smile Using Simply Mepis 8 on HP/Compaq 6530b

I have been using Simply Mepis on my HP/Compaq 6530b for about four months and overall I am quite happy.

I installed Wcid as a wireless manager and this has made using my wireless very easy.

The on-board speakers do not work yet but external speakers plugged into the headphone jack work fine. I am still working on sound.

The external monitor does not work yet and I am working on that. I do not think that this laptop is totally supported in Linux yet, but update are coming out regularly.

Best of luck


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