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Originally authored by robbyb413 - can be reached via private message on Ubuntu, LinuxMint, or OpenSUSE forums. Happy to help with questions or testing.
|Name||HP Elitebook 2760p|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-2520M|
|Screen||12.1“ diagonal LED-backlit WXGA UWVA 1280×800 - Wacom Pen and Touch Digitizer w/Ambient Light Sensor|
|HDD||320 GB 7200 rpm SATA II|
|Optical Drive||None - requres external drive|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 3000 - VGA port output|
|Network||Intel 82579LM 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Wireless, Broadcom 2070 Bluetooth 2.1|
|Biometrics||Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS471|
|Cardreader||Integrated SD card reader|
|USB||3 Ports - 1 charging port, controlled via BIOS|
|Camera||Integrated Sonix HD Webcam|
|Light||Integrated LED illumination, pop-out LED on Bezel|
|Screen||Yes||Pen and MULTI Touch work out of the box - HP_WMI rotation available for end-user supplied scripts, rotation requires xf86-input-wacom-0.11.1 or greater for proper operation|
|Optical Drive||N/A||No Optical Drive, must use external device|
|Sound||Yes||No tweaks required - including Skype|
|Combo Input Jack||Yes||Laptop detects headset with mic, switches automatically, if it doesn't → alsamixer → [F4] → Input Source → change from “internal mic” to “mic”|
|56K Modem||Not Tested||If you're havin' modem problems I feel bad for ya son, I got 99 problems but 56k ain't one!|
|Camera||Yes||Tested in Cheese and Skype|
|Biometrics||No||Valididy VFS471, Device unsupported by Linux at this time|
|QuickLaunch Buttons||Partial||ESC and CTRL-ALT-DEL work out of box, SCREEN ROTATION recognized, must be mapped with xbindkeys, THUMB TOGGLE partially fucntional - depress recognized as RETURN/ENTER, up and down not regognized by xbindkeys – 03/08/12 Update - workaround to make thumb toggle work as PgUp/Pg Down in LinuxMint, adapt for your distro of choice (thanks for the help, fauvx: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=95077|
|Ambient Light Sensor||Yes||seems to work out of the box with no work, at least in LinuxMint (Did not test in others)|
|Misc. Buttons||Yes||Volume (up, down, mute), wifi switch all work out of box|
|Fn-Special Buttons||Yes||Seem to all work out of the Box|
|Powered USB port||Yes||Works as expected|
Original testing above performed in Ubuntu 11.10, Linux Mint 12 and OpenSUSE 12. Rotation accomplished with Magick Rotation 1.5 (Launchpad Page) and required using xf86-input-wacom-0.11.1 (Ubuntu-based walk through on Launchpad, adapt for other distributions) instead of the supplied xf86-input-wacom.
UPDATED: Re-tested w/Ubuntu 13.04/Linux Mint 15, Magick Rotation 1.62 (must be manually installed - installer fails), no xf86-input-wacom bug present so no extra steps needed.
This machine is an excellent candidate for running a major Linux distro. Very compatible. Nearly everything works out of the box or can be accomplished with simple fixes.