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Author: Ryan Gibbons

Here is my configuration and experience

   * Intel Core Duo T7600 processor
   * 2048Mb DDR2 RAM
   * 80Gb SATA disk
   * ATi x1300
   * 1440x900 widescreen TFTP LCD
   * IDE DVD-DL+-RW/CDRW removable drive
   * Synaptics touchpad / Pointing stick
   * SD/MMC cardreader (Texas Instruments)
   * Intel PRO3945 802.11a/b/g wireless
   * Integrated Bluetooth
   * PCMCIA slot
   * Intel audio
   * Fingerprint reader (Texas Instruments)
   * Smartcard reader (Texas Instruments / Gemcore)
   * HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor
   * Tigron 10/100/1000 ethernet
   * 56Kbps modem
   * TPM module
   * VGA/S-Video out

Overall everything works, the two parts that I know don't are the smartcard reader, and the fingerprint reader. The SD card reader works, but the MMC is still in the works. The boot procedure sees the TPM device and loads the modules, but I haven't tested it further then that. The fingerprint reader doesn't seem to be recognized by thinkfinger or bioapi, I am still working on that. One point in time I found some drivers that produced some bitmap images, but I can't find it or any other documentation towards this thing working in Linux.

Also make sure you are running the latest BIOS, with the T7600 processor I wasn't getting any sleep states with the older BIOS.




Author: Dmitrij Beloborodov

The HP NC6400 is a thin and lightweight 14.1" widescreen notebook, and is business grade judging by the three year warranty. The notebook features the following hardware:

   * Intel Core Duo T2400 processor
   * 512Mb DDR2 RAM
   * 80Gb SATA disk
   * Intel 945GM integrated graphics
   * 1280x800 widescreen TFTP LCD
   * IDE DVD-ROM/CDRW removable drive
   * Synaptics touchpad / Pointing stick
   * SD/MMC cardreader
   * Intel PRO3945 802.11a/b/g wireless
   * Integrated Bluetooth
   * PCMCIA slot
   * Intel audio
   * Fingerprint reader
   * Smartcard reader
   * HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor
   * Tigron 10/100/1000 ethernet
   * 56Kbps modem
   * TPM module
   * VGA/S-Video out

Good information about Linux on a HP nc6400 is at http://hpwiki.cactii.net/hpwiki/NC6400

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