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Stephen Smith (stephen <at> blackrim <dot> net)
Koen Bos (k.bos <at> celerity <dot> nl)
The HP Elitebook 8440w has been tested no Ubuntu 9.10 x86_64. Installation of Ubuntu on this laptop is not very straightforward (with many liveCD's not working and the requirement of at least wireless and graphic manual installs).
One remaining hardware/software issue is the lack of control over brightness. The buttons respond (there is screen response that you have pressed the buttons), but the brightness does not change. This may be due to the ambient sensor, as turning this off in BIOS does make the screen brightness go to 100%.
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|Name||HP Elitebook 8440w|
|Processor||i7 CPU M 620|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Quadro 380M|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Processor||Yes||unclear whether turboboosting works but hyperthreading works|
|Graphics||Yes||with manual NVIDIA driver install, brightness doesn't work , ambient sensor doesn't work|
|Wireless||Yes||with this fix|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
* With the ubuntu installer the nomodeset parameter should be added to prevent troubles with the nouveau driver (ubuntu 10.04 beta)
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