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Linux Compatibility: HP zt3120EA

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  • Linux Compatibility: HP zt3120EA

    This is an entry for Phoronix LCH. Feel free to comment on the Linux compatibility for the HP zt3120EA in this thread.

    HP zt3120EA

    Description: Intel PentiumM 1.5GHz (Banias), 512Mb ram, dvd+r writer, wireless 802.11b Intel 2100b, lcd wxga 15.4" 1280x800.
    Hardware Notes:

    Wireless network
    Works with kernel 2.6.12 o newer. Need firmware available at

    With kernel 2.6.11 o above we need compile the kernel module. the sources are available at

    CPU frequency scaling
    works fine with powernowd.

    SD Card reader
    works with modules wbsd, mmc_core, mmc_block.
    hal+udev 0.80 can mount automatically the card when inserted.

    Touchpad and other peripherals
    Touchpad works fine with synaptics module, and these lines in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Synaptics"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    Option "SHMConfig" "true"

    sound card was supported by alsa 1.0.2 or newer.

    All the other peripherals works fine without any particular configuration.