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Installing Gentoo Linux 2006.1 AMD64 on a Compaq Presario V3015NR

Last updated: 9/18

General Hardware Specifications of Compaq Presario V3015NR:

Hardware Components
Status under Linux
Notes
AMD Turion 64 X2 Works Using AMD64 Version of Gentoo, needed to tweak the kernel enabling SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing) to enable both cores.
14.1 WXGA BrightView HD Display Works No special procedure required during installation
Works Download and install nVidia Linux driver
1GB PC4200 DDRR Ram Works No special procedure required during installation
80 Gig SATA Drive Works No special procedure required during installation
nVidia MCP51 Ethernet Works No special procedure required during installation
Internal 56k Modem Didnt try Who uses modems still anyways?
8x Dual Layer DVD+-RW With Lightscribe Works LightScribe wont work with linux, because its proprietary
Internal Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card Doesn't Work Working on it....
6 Cell Lithium-Ion Battery Works No special procedure required during installation
nVidia MVP51 High Definion Audio Works Had to enable PNP and ALSA in the kernel config, the headphone out still doesnt work for some reason...working on it

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.17-gentoo-r5

Basic Installation of Gentoo:
Unresolved issues
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