How do you rate this laptop with Linux?
Excellent
 
29% (29)
Good
 
54% (53)
Fair
 
10% (10)
Poor
 
3% (3)
Unusable
 
4% (4)

HP EliteBook 8440p

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP EliteBook 8440p laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the HP EliteBook 8440p. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the HP EliteBook 8440p page on LapWik.

Editing This Page

If you would like to edit this page please first view our Editing Guidelines.

Specifications

For full specifications see the HP EliteBook 8440p specifications page.

NameHP EliteBook 8440p
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-720QM Processor (1.60 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache)
Intel® Core™ i7-620M Processor (2.66 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache)
Intel® Core™ i5-560M Processor (2.67 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel® Core™ i5-540M Processor (2.53 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel® Core™ i5-520M Processor (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Screen14“ (1366×768) Widescreen
14” (1600×900) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD320GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW SuperMulti DL LightScribe
Blu-ray RW
GraphicsNVIDIA NVS 3100 (most models)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (model WH255UT)
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 (3×3) 802.11a/b/g/n
Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 (2×2) 802.11a/b/g/n
Broadcom 4312G 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesIntel GMA HD supported by older drivers
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorksIntel supported out-of-box; Broadcom needs firmware file
BluetoothWorks Tested with Ubuntu 10.04
ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamYes

Notes

You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the HP EliteBook 8440p here.

Summary

You can enter a summary of how well the HP EliteBook 8440p works with Linux here.


Discussion

Dan, 2014/06/19 04:54

I bought an Elitebook 8440p at a hock shop over the weekend. I upgraded it to 8GB and an SSD drive and could not get Fedora 20 to live boot. This system has Intel Graphics and an Intel wifi adapter. I tried three different live boot discs and all of them hung. I installed Windows 7 and drivers and lots and lots of updates. Then I updated the BIOS to F.24 (24 Sep 2013) and the Intel Full Management Engine 6.0 Firmware to version 6.2.40.1045 (31 Oct 2012). Lastly I burned a new Live CD using Gnomebaker (The HP G72 system I am using now is running Fedora 20 installed using one of the discs that wouldn't boot the 8440p.) Booted the 8440p off the new disc and after lots of optical drive activity Fedora came up. I connected to my wifi and launched Firefox. I cannot tell you which change made the difference. All of the faulty discs were burned with Windows, two with ISOBurn and one using Cyberlink. That system however has been in daily use for several years and may need a refresh to remove all of the cruft that Windows accumulates. I'll try it again with the disc I used to install this system.

marco, 2012/05/09 08:37

I use ubuntu on this laptop Since the 10.04. In the last period with the 11.10 and now with 12.04 I have met this problem: when I start my notebook, Speakers do not work, Whereas headphones do.
After standby and resume, Usually but not always, Everything works well.

Any idea how to solve this issue?

the output of `aplay -l` is the following:

  Lista di PLAYBACK dispositivi hardware
  scheda 0: Intel [HDA Intel], dispositivo 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
    Sottoperiferiche: 0/1
    Sottoperiferica #0: subdevice #0
  scheda 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], dispositivo 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
    Sottoperiferiche: 1/1
    Sottoperiferica #0: subdevice #0
  scheda 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], dispositivo 7: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
    Sottoperiferiche: 1/1
    Sottoperiferica #0: subdevice #0
  scheda 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], dispositivo 8: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
    Sottoperiferiche: 1/1
    Sottoperiferica #0: subdevice #0
  scheda 1: NVidia [HDA NVidia], dispositivo 9: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
    Sottoperiferiche: 1/1
    Sottoperiferica #0: subdevice #0
Luis L., 2011/09/29 17:51

Just a few things wrong with my EliteBook 8440p.

Specs:
- Fedora release 15 (Lovelock)
- Linux xNode 2.6.40.4-5.fc15.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Aug 30 14:38:32 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

- display

     product: Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
     vendor: Intel Corporation
     width: 64 bits
     clock: 33MHz
     capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
     configuration: driver=i915 latency=0

Problem:
Using it with the docking station, there's a little bit of sluggishness when hitting the [Win] key to go to the Gnome-Shell, its like when you are running a big installation and simply the system can't keep up with you.

When off the docking station the animation works really smooth, but I simply can't work in it. Sometimes the keyboard starts pressing random keys like ”}}” or “nn”. If the keyboard is not doing that weirdness, then its the touch-pad with the left mouse key pressed down which makes gnome-shell useless. Lots of times gnome crashes just by pressing “Alt+Space X” to maximize a window.

Not sure what's going on there… Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Adi Dinita, 2011/08/09 19:21

The annoying led blinking tweak doesn't seem to be working starting with the 2.6.40-4 kernel.

Instead I've inserted options iwlagn led_mode=1 to the end of /etc/modprobe.d/iwlcore.conf and that seems to have done the trick.

pingviin, 2011/07/20 15:29

Did anyone manage to get smartcard reader working?

Alex, 2011/05/23 09:24

Did anyone manage to extend the battery life? Win7 lasts much longer

Janne, 2011/05/23 13:47

Try the kernel linux-image-2.6.38-8-generic and laptop-mode-tools. Surfing wireless, with backlight at 50%, I get 9-12 watts.

I wonder how much the consumption is with Windows 7.

Eff, 2011/04/08 08:41

I have managed to get lucid working on my 8440p with Intel HDA.
The basic problem is that the kernel uses VGA1 as the default output, not the eDP.
By updating the kernel i managed to get the embedded display working but had no brightness control. By updating the intel driver now i have brightness control too.

Kernel update:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kernel-ppa/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install <package name>

here you have to install linux-image-… and linux-headers-…
I installed the most recent generic kernel:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.38-8-generic linux-image-2.6.38-8-generic

Intel driver update:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:glasen/intel-driver

After this i added

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/glasen/intel-driver/ubuntu lucid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/glasen/intel-driver/ubuntu lucid main

to my /etc/apt/sources.list
Next step:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel libdrm

Eff, 2011/04/08 08:46

Correction:
Intel driver update final command:
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel libdrm-intel1

Toni Leinonen, 2011/02/19 18:58

Bluetooth seems to work out of the box with Lucid, when it's not disabled in windows.
Connections ok, and managed to transfer pictures from my mobile.

Honza Javorek, 2010/11/29 13:24

I have installed the latest Ubuntu (10.10 Maverick, 64bit) and everything seems to be quite fine except of the fingerprint reader. I did quite a research about it, but I found no way how to get it working by fprint or whatever else :( GSM module not tested. Webcam works in Skype, tested today. SD card reader has no problem.

However, there are some little problems with the keyboard which bother me more and more. First of all, I wanna switch keyboard layouts by pressing alt-shift, but on this computer it only work when pressing shift-alt. Thats pretty weird actually, but okay… More important is that my Gnome can't catch the browser or touchpad on/off keys, so I can't use them or even redefine their behavior. On the other hand, the mail key works O_o … Brightness control work except of auto brightness key. I have no idea what is the Fn function at F4 key, sth with display probably, but it has no effect. Num lock and all the numeric-fn-keyboard stuff works also in a very strange way. Any ideas how to polish this stuff?

Cyril Jaquier, 2010/11/10 13:21

Firewire does not seem to work. I tried to import video from a Sony mini-DV camcorder but the bus seems to get reset in loop :-/ See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/673259

Rene, 2010/11/07 15:29

The 8440p with i7 and NAvidia work good but not perfect under Ubuntu 10.10

Linux version 2.6.35-22-generic-pae (buildd@vernadsky) (gcc version 4.4.5 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.4.4-14ubuntu5) ) #35-Ubuntu SMP Sat Oct 16 22:16:51 UTC 2010

Thinks that don't work:

- Sleepmode
- Multitouch

Chris, 2010/11/01 21:17

Using Ubuntu 10.10, everything works out of the box. I am also having issues with battery life, though - Windows seems to last much longer. I have verified that the power profile is changing when on battery power.

Justin Chandler, 2010/10/21 19:45

I am trying to install Fedore Core 13 on my 8440p but I have two problems. First, if I try to install using the normal install, it comes to a black screen and I can't see anything (I have the Nvidia 3100 card). Using the “stadard video driver”, I can get through to the point where it is copying files, but it keeps saying that it can't find some packages. I used the DVD in two other systems (HP desktops) and it works fine. Also, the ISO MD5 checks out perfectly, and the disc hasn't a single scratch on it. Any suggestions?

Jan Feldmann, 2010/10/30 15:35

Hello Justin, I installed Fedora 13 on my Laptop too (with a little work around): I have plugged in an external VGA Monitor, started the Elitebook, closed the Laptop Display and when the live season was started, i opened the display. It was black, but the external Monitor worked normal. After that i successfully installed Fedora. Now i rebooted with the same “work around”. Updated the System and the external Monitor is no longer required. But Fedora 14 is going to be released in 4 days. Than all works out of the box.

So, thats what you have to do:

Plug an external VGA Monitor in ⇒ Start the Laptop ⇒ Close the Display ⇒ Wait until the Fedora live season is started ⇒ Open the Display (it will be black) ⇒ Install Fedora while lucking on the external Monitor ⇒ Reboot ⇒ Close the Display ⇒ Wait until the installed Fedora is booted ⇒ Open the Display ⇒ Log in ⇒ Update the System ⇒ Reboot without the external Monitor

That's it :)

Random_Walk, 2010/10/03 01:00

I am happy to report that The Ubuntu 10.10 RC works flawlessly with the 8440p (Intel video chip, not NVIDIA). Everything works, including wireless, the little “mail” and “web” keys, etc. Sound works just fine. All of this worked out of the box.

The one and only bit is the occasional flashing (blue/orange) of the wireless switch, but otherwise it still works perfectly.

chirs, 2010/10/13 20:18

Nice to hear that it works. Does the now released final version of ubuntu 10.10 work flawlessy too?

Wepster, 2010/10/13 20:30

Yes it works perfectly including the volume buttons and brightness control. After I upgraded the BIOS from HP's site, suspend/resume works too. I have intel graphics.

chirs, 2010/10/14 15:24

Thanks for the answer: Nice to hear. I want to buy the 8440p with intel version too.

Are there any problems with the basic intel graphics (e.g. juddering during hd-video-playback/ 3d desktop effects under Linux possible)?

What happens with wireless switch. Is it flashing the hole time or only if the connection is switched on?

Random_Walk, 2010/10/18 05:41

Video shows perfectly on mine (not sure ab't HD video offhand, though). I can say that DAZ|Studio (running under WINE) does renders just fine, though, and CG rendering (especially with raytracing) gets pretty demanding on the GPU. Desktop effects - not sure of yet. Installing Compiz to play with it a bit (though the default desktop sliding works perfectly - and well enough to freak out my colleagues @ work :) ).

Random_Walk, 2010/10/18 05:43

Just tested it… cube, wobbly windows, etc. all work just fine. :)

Delyan Kalchev, 2010/10/14 10:34

The flashing wireless led is not a bug or an issue. That's an option of one of the Intel wireless kernel modules. It can be set and maybe you can set such an option in Windows and get a flashing led there either. The option is in iwlcore named led_mode. The default value is 0 meaning flashing led and the other value is 1 that probably will make the led behaviour like in Windows. I haven't tried it out but it exists as an option. It's not hard to set it.

Blinking led is disturbing in the beginning but as you get used to it you accept it as a feature since it blinks when some communication goes on your wireless connection, not randomly.

Delyan Kalchev, 2010/10/14 11:07

OK. It's tested and it's working like expected.

So if you would like your wifi led to behave like in Windows just execute this command and reboot:

echo options iwlcore led_mode=1 | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/intel-wlcore-led_mode.conf

Random_Walk, 2010/10/18 23:25

Cool! Never knew that - just figured the driver was written differently (wireless works in spite of the flashing). Implemented your bit o' command, and now no more flashing at all. Thanks muchly for posting it. :)

Milos, 2011/10/30 20:45

Thank you very much!

GK, 2010/10/21 15:47

No luck for me, I have an 8440p with Intel graphics. I tried booting from Ubuntu 10.10 CD and after I select “try without installing” option, the system starts to boot and the screen goes blank. It continues booting but nothing on LCD display! I hooked up an external monitor and the video is fine on external monitor, but nothing on LCD. So basically it works with external monitor only. Is there a trick to get LCD to work?

Interestingly enough, I was able to install 10.4 with LCD but I have a different problem. As soon as I plug in an external monitor, the system locks hard. So it seems that issue is fixed in 10.10, now if only I could get LCD to work…

Corne, 2010/10/01 08:39

Hi All,

I was so pissed off I couldn't get my stuff to work with the Intel graphics card, that I wrote to HP. I know this has to so with SLED, but there is alt least some usefull information in it.
The result was the following:

“I've made some inquiries with our engineering team. They tell me the
Intel based system is now certified under SLED11 SP1, there are some
caveats though. See here : http://developer.novell.com/yes/133420.htm

Specifically note the steps for installing the additional Broadcom
driver through their repository. Also note the kISO requirement, you
can download this from
http://drivers.suse.com/hp/HP-EliteBook/sled11-sp1/kiso-2.6.32.13-0.5.1/install-readme.html.
You'll need to start the installation using the appropriate disc for
your desired architecture.”

Hope this helps some of you. I have not yet been able to implement this, as I am in the middle of a project where I do not want to risk my Laptop malfunctioning.

Cheers,

Corné

Tuliku, 2010/10/01 08:25

Does anyone know how to mak ethe intel graphics card work on a Elitebook 8440p, intel graphics card, i5 520 processor ?
In the table above is mentioned it works with the old drivers… But where are they ?
How to do that ?

Tuliku, 2010/09/24 06:19

No triumph here..
Elitebook 8440p, intel graphics card, i5 520 processor
- 10.04, installation is only possible with using a external screen. Although i googled and found several instructions on how to make the main screen of the laptop work, it does not work for this one, most likely cause everyone else has the nvidea graphics card.
- 10.10 beta, when booting up the installation, it stops with an error message that the keyboard is unknown..
- 9.10 Installation goes great, and boots up perfectly, but once on the main screen, after 5 seconds whole laptop freezes.
What to do…?

Robert, 2010/09/12 13:22

I'm running OpenSUSE 11.3 on my 8440p (VQ664EA). A really fast and decent build machine! For anybody interested, please find my smolt profile at http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_e836009f-fcec-443a-83ef-78be3c206898

Current issues are mostly related to nvidia proprietary graphic driver (currently 256.53)

  • black screen when coming back from standby or blank screensaver, can be bypassed by switching to text console and back do X, e.g. Ctrl-Alt-F1, Ctrl-Alt-F7
  • repeated short freezes of display (may take 1 or 2 secs until display gets updated again)
  • automatic light sensor not working
  • running on SUSEs 2.6.34.4-0.1-desktop kernel, which should offer PAE support, I get only 3867MiB according to free -m


My general impression: sweet!

Shaun, 2010/09/10 17:43

I installed Ubuntu 10.041 64bit and connected it to an external monitor to get the OS loaded. Once it finished I enabled the nvidia driver and all was good there. blue-tooth worked flawless and was able to tether my blackberry in about 3 clicks. Like everyone else, the brightness buttons are an issue. WiFi works great, audio has no issues aside from the shutdown sound is distorted for some reason. Virtual box runs great, have a Windows 7 box and an opensuse11.3 32 bit server running simultaneously. Fingerprint reader isn't working with fprint and I haven't tested the webcam yet. I will be digging into the brightness buttons later today.

nico, 2010/08/19 06:42

I managed to make the brightness buttons to work with the nvidia graphic card. I followed the instructions for the EliteBook 8530w. Instead of adding 8530w to line 27 of file /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/10-laptop-panel-hardware.fdi, I added 8440p. Rebooted and works.

Eriol Brumel, 2010/08/18 12:30

I run WinXP on the 8440p and Ubuntu 10.04 in VirtualBox. The Webcam is recognized porperly but is does not work (tried both Skype and several OS applications, all recognize the webcam but do not show any picture). It works under WinXP, though. lsmod shows the kernel module for v4l, and lsusb shows the webcam. Anyone has an idea?

Eriol

mikeinsantarosa, 2010/07/31 13:39

I have an hp 8440p elitebook and was confused about the graphics for this. The hp website for downloads includes drivers for Intel & Nvidia. After much banging around trying to get them both to install and only the Intel working I contacted HP. Come to find out when you purchase one of these 8440p's you get either intel or nvidia graphics but not both. Mine had Intel…only. I have successfully installed openSuse 11.3 32 & 64 bit onto it although it's a bit tricky because video goes away just after the restart to finalize the install. Then you have to shut down the PC at some point after this because you can't see to click on shutdown. I normally install with the auto-login check box unchecked. Since I can't see to login though, I ended up with partial installations. So I reinstalled with the auto-login checkbox checked and that allows for a complete install. I still have to shut down with the notebook power switch and then reboot in “failsafe” or add the nomodeset in the “normal” boot line.
Wireless works
still having some graphics issues, desktop effects won't apply

CSnoek, 2010/08/11 07:24

Hi Mike,

I have been looking for the drivers for Linux on the HP website, but sofar nothing. Where did you get them? Could you post a link to them?

Thanks a lot in advance.

merlot, 2010/07/15 06:47

This laptop with Intel GMA HD works with latest Opensuse 11.3 and OBS (Opensuse build service kernel, specifically http://software.opensuse.org/search, kernel-pae-2.6.35-rc4.8.1.i586.rpm).

This kernel has Novell bugzilla bug #608300 patch applied.

(Installation has to be done in text mode - and after first reboot, while in configuration step, choose failsafe mode).

nbharath, 2010/09/03 18:35

Hi

How to fix for OpenSuse 11.3 on x86_64 ??

Thanks !

marco, 2010/06/19 11:17

I got ubuntu 10.04 64-bit working on hp8440p laptop, thanks to this post!
During installation, since I was interesting in a dual boot system, I had to erase one of the primary partition (I choose the HP-Recovery's partition). Useful tip: if you, in the same Gparted session, re-create a logic partition in the exact position and with the same fs, it seems that you don't loose hp-recovery's data!

Some problems still exist:
1. brightness doesn't work, even with the command you posted above (echo 80 .. ). Only when I unplugged the AC cable, brightness goes down (too down). I hope to find a solution.
2. Battery life is reduced when I use ubuntu instead of win7.

Any ideas to solve these problems?
Thanks!

Wepster, 2010/06/17 19:43

Hi,

These are my experiences so far with an HP Elitebook 8440p / Intel GMA graphics

Ubuntu 10.04:

video does not work. Tweaking boot parameters does not solve the problem.

Ubuntu 9.04:

video works (but dragging windows is rendered too slow), wifi does not work, eth does not work (emulated by bluetooth?! [:head banging against wall:])

Ubuntu 9.10:

Video works fine

Eth works

Wifi works after the patch described in

http://mynerditorium.blogspot.com/2009/11/having-ubuntu-910-wifi-problems.html; however, wifi still needs a bit of coercing to get it going after (re)boot because the communication with the keyring is buggy.

Wifi led is not flashing, as some people report.

No sound on the speakers, but there is on the headphone jack.

Volume control buttons behave as expected on the headphones.

System suspends on Fn+F3, but refuses to wake up.

Screen brightness buttons work properly.

My Thinkpad T60 works flawlessly under 9.10 and 10.04, but this “elite”book behaves a bit disappointing until now. I hope that most problems will get solved in 10.10 or earlier.

Wepster, 2010/06/17 19:47

More info: the bloody thing keeps on freezing solid. Have to reboot regularly.

Wepster, 2010/06/19 13:28

I've now upgraded the 9.10 to 10.4 and kernel 2.6.31.
Good news: display works and the freezing is over.
Bad news: sound and brightness control are lost

Wepster, 2010/08/25 10:47

More good news: I've upgraded to Ubuntu Maverick (10.10) alpha3 and everything works as it should now. Except the screen brightness adjustments, but who cares, since the laptop automatically adjusts it to the ambient lighting.

Bertrand Gressier, 2010/05/25 07:59

My hp is with intel graphics card.
I have install kubuntu 10.04 with alternate cd.
I change kernel with this : http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.32.12-lucid/
(only this one, another not works :( I test 2.6.34-lucid and it don't works too)

I change intel driver with 2.11 and xorg-server =⇒ deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu lucid main

3d graphics and sound works fine, but :
- brightness not work
- ram suspend not work

dido, 2010/05/20 13:32

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on 8440p with the NVIDIA_Quadro_NVS_3100M. The WIFI works OK. The problem is that the WIFI indicator blinks red and blue when data is transfered. There were several problems with the sound but after installing linux-backports-modules-alsa-lucid-generic everything worked perfect. HDD makes a lot of noise compared to Windows 7. Maybe a slight decrease is achieved by putting:

/dev/sda {
	apm = 255
}


or

/dev/sda {
	apm = 254
}


in /etc/hdparm.conf

The webcam works OK.

Keys for setting the brightness are not working. There are some artifacts in the picture when booting and shutting down. Windows captions disappear with turned on or off “Visual Effects”. The most problematic surely is the video card.

Touchpad on/off button and the button for web browser are not working. They generate event according to input-events but do not generate event according to xev.

There will be several months until almost everything works OK

Andrea Vagliengo, 2010/05/12 07:46

I have managed to install Ubuntu 9.10 64bit (using normal installer in safe-graphics mode), then I used this link http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/NVIDIA_Quadro_NVS_3100M to get the video card working. So far, driver v195 works perfectly on my laptop, even with Compiz effects enabled.

I solved the Wifi card problem having a look at dmesg: for some reason, the necessary firmware was missing. Googling the error you find in dmesg will lead you to an ubuntu-forum thread where you will find out how to solve the problem. I'm sorry, but I didn't save that link :-)

The last problem I'm stuck into is about the speakers: they don't want to work…
I'll let you know as I'll solve this issue.

After this little work the laptop works very well, it rocks :-) so it's worth it!

amos, 2010/05/12 03:43

i've managed to solve the wireless thanks to this link

http://mynerditorium.blogspot.com/2009/11/having-ubuntu-910-wifi-problems.html

but i still can't solve the sound problem and when i close the lid or go to sleep mode. It results in a black screen.

Fabio, 2010/05/17 16:22

I've got the same issue when i close the lid or go to sleep mode. Any update about that?
the only way to have screen back is by clicking ctrl+alt+f1, stopping and starting gdm service. Obviously i loose everything previously open.

Andrea Vagliengo, 2010/05/18 07:36

Have you tried to switch to a tty (Ctrl+Alt+F1, like you've written) and then simply go back to the GDM session (for me it's on Ctrl+Alt+F7) ? In my case, it worked.
As I undestand, it's all a matter of video-card drivers. A friend with our same laptop compiled drivers directly from sources (on openSUSE, but that's non influential) and this problem disappeared.

Reed, 2010/05/08 11:29

I've got the nvidia version working with Ubuntu 10.04 (non-64bit), the only gap right now is buttons to control screen brightness.

See, http://blog.triumphovermadness.com/2010/05/ubuntu-1004-lts-on-hp-elitebook-8440p.html
I'll be adding more info to that page.

GJDitchfield, 2010/05/02 23:42

For model WH255UT, which has the Intel GMA HD graphics, the Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Live CD can't get the display working at all. There are reports of the display working in safe mode for the NVIDIA NVS 3100. See the bug report at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/557744

I installed Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) instead. Graphics works well, and the Intel 6200 wireless worked immediately. (The flashing wifi indicator seems to be of no importance.) I haven't got sound working.

Flo S, 2010/04/30 08:09

Hi,

I am using the ubuntu 10.04 64bit live-cd. WLAN works out of the box, but the wlan button and the wlan led are blinking every second.
How can I disable this blinking? In windows is no blinking wlan led.

I hope someone can help me!

Andrea Vagliengo, 2010/04/13 08:06

I'm having problems even booting from live-cd. The only way to boot is using “safe graphics mode”, it looks like the problem could be the video card.
If I boot the system normally, X-Server fails to load and I get a blinking shell-based login. x-(

Did anyone have such problems? I'd be glad to know if there is any solution :-)

Gilles Brisson, 2010/04/09 18:18

I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 64 bits on the HP EliteBook 8440p. I am able to use most everything so far except the wireless network and the sound. I need to dig further to solve those issues (any help would be welcome).

The system froze twice during some operations when I was using the battery power, otherwise it has been quite solid.

stephane, 2010/05/02 23:24

I'm in the same configuration as you (Ubuntu 9.10 64 bits on the HP EliteBook 8440p), with same problems no Sound And Wireless. Did you find the solution ? I continue also to google

Enter your comment. Wiki syntax is allowed:
If you can't read the letters on the image, download this .wav file to get them read to you.
 
hp_elitebook_8440p.txt · Last modified: 2011/11/13 21:29 by 76.100.17.21
Contact Us Sister Sites Privacy Policy Terms of Use
Copyright © 2006-2013 Linlap.com and other authors