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HP Elitebook 2760p - Convertible TabletPC

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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.


NameHP Elitebook 2760p
ProcessorIntel Core i5-2520M
Screen12.1“ diagonal LED-backlit WXGA UWVA 1280×800 - Wacom Pen and Touch Digitizer w/Ambient Light Sensor
HDD320 GB 7200 rpm SATA II
Optical DriveNone - requres external drive
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 3000 - VGA port output
NetworkIntel 82579LM 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Wireless, Broadcom 2070 Bluetooth 2.1
BiometricsValidity Sensors, Inc. VFS471
CardreaderIntegrated SD card reader
USB3 Ports - 1 charging port, controlled via BIOS
CameraIntegrated Sonix HD Webcam
Light Integrated LED illumination, pop-out LED on Bezel

Linux Compatibility

ScreenYesPen 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 DriveN/ANo Optical Drive, must use external device
SoundYesNo tweaks required - including Skype
Combo Input JackYesLaptop detects headset with mic, switches automatically, if it doesn't → alsamixer → [F4] → Input Source → change from “internal mic” to “mic”
56K ModemNot TestedIf you're havin' modem problems I feel bad for ya son, I got 99 problems but 56k ain't one!
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotYes
CameraYesTested in Cheese and Skype
BiometricsNoValididy VFS471, Device unsupported by Linux at this time
QuickLaunch ButtonsPartialESC 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:
Ambient Light Sensor Yesseems to work out of the box with no work, at least in LinuxMint (Did not test in others)
Misc. ButtonsYesVolume (up, down, mute), wifi switch all work out of box
Fn-Special ButtonsYes 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.

Known Issues

  • With external monitor plugged in, touch and pen do not work [general issue, not machine-specific]
  • Magick-Rotation 1.62 installer fails on Ubuntu 13.04+ (and on distros based upon it), manual installation works [general issue, not machine-specific]
  • On-screen Keyboards do not work with GNOME3 search function in menu [general issue, not machine-specific]
  • On-screen Keyboards do not work with Cinnamon (all versions) search function in menu [general issue, not machine specific]
  • On-screen keyboards do not work with password or run dialogs in Cinnamon (all versions) [general issue, not machine-specific]
  • On-screen keyboards do not work with run dialog and some password dialogs in GNOME3 [general issue, not machine-specific]
  • No onscreen keyboard in LightDM (Unity) or MDM Greeters [general issue, not machine-specific]


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.


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Rob Brawders, 2013/11/10 21:58

Made some updates today, added some missing information.

Cres, 2012/03/05 13:06

robbyb413 you are a god among men.
I bought a HP Elworksitebook 2760p for university (note-taking), and decided to give ubuntu a try again. It works fantastically, especially thanks to 'Xournal'. The only small hitch was that the screen didn't auto rotate when switching to tablet mode, but following your notes, it was incredibly simple to fix.

So my recommendation, if you buy a HP Elitebook 2760p, give Ubuntu a try. You will be pleasantly surprised.

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