Compaq Presario 15.4" Widescreen Notebook PC (V6120US) CPQ V6120US + Linux == Success!!

Well I posted about the hardships I had trying to get linux installed on my new laptop the other day. I would just like to sy that I now have everything working, and even have the nvidia drivers working on my video for the 3d functionality. Here is what I did to fix:

linux noapic

I stuck in my fedora core 6 DVD and at the boot prompt thats what I typed. Please note that this is not the same as noacpi (the power management stuff). I must thank my good buddy Joe Burnett for doing some googling for me while I was sleeping and posted some info he found which gave me the step. If you have this laptop passing this option at install time will fix the random locking and freezes. I verified this with Fedora, Ubuntu, and Gentoo. I hope this will help someone out there.

2 Responses to “Compaq Presario 15.4" Widescreen Notebook PC (V6120US) CPQ V6120US + Linux == Success!!”

  1. Yes!!!! Yes!!!! Yes!!!! Yes!!!! Yes!!!! Yes!!!!
    It was VERY useful. I was at my wits end and was cussing FC6 to high heavens especially the pirut screw up and you come along and restore my belief in humanity.

  2. errr says:

    Im glad this was helpful for you. I was about ready to return my laptop before I found the fix.

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