View Full Version : Installing fedora 8 in compaq presario v3425au . Will it require additional drivers ?

31st March 2008, 10:17 AM

I have a laptop (compaq Presario v3425au),vista preloaded , with the following configurations.

Processor- AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TK-53 (1.7 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache)

Chipset NVIDIA® C51M and MCP51

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150

Display 14.1-inch WXGA High-Definition** BrightView Widescreen Display

Standard Memory Two user-accessible SODIMM Slots, up to 4GB DDR2 max system memory (Dual Channel Memory Support***)

Hard Drive With hard drive up to 160GB

Optical Drive 24X DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive, LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±RW with Double Layer Support and SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support

Networking/Wireless High speed 56K modem, Integrated 10/100 LAN, broadcom WLAN with Bluetooth option

External Card Expansion ExpressCard slot/54 slot (supports both 34 and 54 form factors)

Media Card Integrated 5-in-1 digital memory reader slot (xD, SD, MMC, Memory Stick and Memory Stick PRO)

Optional Accessory HP xb3000 notebook expansion base, HP Notebook QuickDock, HP 12-cell and 6-cell battery

I/O Ports VGA, USB 2.0 (3), IEEE 1394, Consumer IR, RJ-11, RJ-45, headphone, microphone jack, Omni-directional microphones (2).

and the drivers installed in vista are:-

Conexant HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP Driver

Conexant High-Definition Audio Driver

NVIDIA nForce Chipset Driver

NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 Graphics Driver

HP Quick Launch Buttons

Synaptics Touchpad

Software Support for HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology (Microsoft Windows Vista)

Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows Vista

Support Software for HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology (Microsoft Windows Vista)

Ricoh 5-in-1 Card Reader Host Controller and Driver

WinFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS (for Notebooks with AMD Processors) - Microsoft Windows/Vista-Based

HP Quick Launch Buttons Critical Security Update

Please help me out in installing fedora 8.

Will fedora 8 install all the drivers for all the devices in my laptop ? if not please tell me what all drivers / plugins should i download extra ?
I am asking you in advance so that i want to make sure that i can install fedora without any problem

thanks & regards