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Installing Ubuntu 7.04 i386 Feisty Fawn on a Compaq Presario C500

Last updated: August 16, 2007

General Hardware Specifications:

Hardware Components
Status under Linux
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Intel Pentium Dual Core processor T2060 1.60 GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache Works No special procedure required during installation.
15.4" WXGA High Definition BrightView Widescreen Works No special procedure required during installation.
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Works, but only displays 800 x 600 on installation. Run "apt-get install 950resolution" and reboot for 1280 x 800.
1024MB, DDR2 Works No special procedure required during installation
120 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive Works No special procedure required during installation
Integrated Network Card Works No special procedure required during installation
Super Multi 8X DVD R/RW with Double Layer Support Works No special procedure required during installation
Broadcom Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card Doesn't work on installation. Fixed with: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=297092
3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated Works

No special procedure required.

This laptop is operating under Kernel version: 2.6.20-16-generic

Basic Installation of Ubuntu 7.04 i386 Feisty Fawn:
Setting up additional features
Unresolved issues
Configuration Files
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This affordable laptop works extremely well with Ubuntu. I highly recommend deleting Vista (maybe getting a refund?) and going with Linux on this laptop.



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