Linux notebooks by Hewlett-Packard

Marc M linuxr at
Tue Aug 23 00:12:52 UTC 2005

I can't remember the machine model exactly...just one of those things that 
turned me off to their laptops since you have to get support like you say 
for X but also for various chipsets, etc. What a PITA...


On 8/22/05, Paul F. Johnson <paul at> wrote:
> Hi,
> > FWIW I was a member of Silicon Valley LUG a couple of years ago, and
> > at one of their installfests someone came in with an HP laptop. We
> > tried and tried to get ANY linux to run on there but were unsuccessful
> > with RH, SuSE, and even Gentoo.
> Given the reliance HP have on Linux now, it wouldn't surprise me if
> things hadn't of changed out of all recognition.
> Which laptop was it that caused the problems? The only one I've had
> problems with (recently) was an Asus4400 which uses the Intel 915
> chipset and a ATI portable 9X (I think!) video chipset. I couldn't get X
> to start.
> Paul
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