Home » Hardware » notebooks » Presario C301NR
notebook Presario C301NR
model: Presario C301NR(model id: 481)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
notebook
vendor:
Compaq
architecture:
x86
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
no
can free operating systems be installed?
yes
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
yes (see the details inside the description entry)
year of commercialization:
2006
compatibility with free software:
A-platinum
tested on:
Trisquel 4.5 Slaine
Trisquel 5.0 Dagda
Trisquel 5.5 Brigantia
Trisquel 6.0 Toutatis
tested with the following kernel libre:
2.6.35
3.1.7
3.2.16
3.4
3.6.6
3.8.10
video card model:
Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) (works with 3D acceleration)
wifi model:
Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01) (it works)
webcam model:
(there is no webcam)
Description:
Trisquel includes a free driver for the Broadcom wireless device that works well under most circumstances. It has occasional issues of disconnecting when there is heavy network activity, and frequently disconnects from a PEAP-authenticated WPA wireless connection that I use sometimes, but it is a miniscule price to pay for software freedom. Everything else works great, including Suspending to RAM and Hibernation. I tried replacing the WiFi card with one from Atheros, but the BIOS prevented the system from booting when the Atheros card was plugged in.

Write below your motivation

The contents of this page are in the Public Domain. (see the CC0 page for detailed information). Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, sell, or distribute the text for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any means.
h-node.org is a hardware database project. It runs the h-source PHP software, version SVN-387, available under the GNU General Public (GPLv3) License.
JavaScript license information