View Full Version : [ubuntu] anyone installed ubuntu 9.10 on Compaq v6000

March 21st, 2010, 12:34 PM

I am new to Ubuntu linux distro. I had touch time installing other linux distros on my compaq v6000 laptop. I plan to install ubuntu 9.10 on this laptop. Has anyone installed this version (32 or 64 bit) on v6000?

Thanks and Regards

March 21st, 2010, 01:24 PM
Hi and welcome to the forums,

The only issues that seem to have been flagged up is that of the broadcom wireless adapter and the touch-pad being offset.

Boot using the LiveCD in 'Try without altering my Computer' mode and check that both are working.

Enabling the wi-fi is quite easy, the touch-pad may present a problem as the work-around was to use a mouse, but that was in 8.04 - the author reports it works in 9.10

Possible WiFi -->http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090930055111AAqkf6Z
and here --> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/need-help-install-wifi-drivers-on-my-compaq-presario-v6000-using-opensuse-10.3-634475/

There is a sub-area in these forums for Wireless where you can get help if you have problems getting your WiFi to work --> http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=336

Possible TouchPad --> http://kimbriggs.com/computers/computer-hardware/compaq-v6000-laptop-linux.file

I understand your computer uses a broadcom WiFi adapter.

Welcome to Ubuntu!!


April 12th, 2010, 11:21 AM

First I installed 32 bit version, it did not automatically detect my graphics card and wireless drivers. Then I installed amd64 bit version, it detected and I could install properly. All my function keys, sound etc work now :)