10 years ago
  HP (Hewlett-Packard) (Laptop or Netbook)
  Mint (older version)
  Works fine with some minor problems
What works:

Must use a proprietary driver for the graphics card.
I also have the Broadcom draft-n wireless which also requires a proprietary driver.

What doesn't work:

Audio through built-in speakers doesn't work, but the headphone jack functions fine. (I now use Mint 9 and had no problems what so ever)

What was done to make it work:

You have to run the Alsa Update Script then
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
and add the following line to the end of the file
options snd_hda_intel model=hp-dv5.
Things should work after a reboot then.