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This is a guide to running Linux with the HP EliteBook 8530W laptop.
This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.
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For full specifications see the HP EliteBook 8530W specifications page.
|Name||HP EliteBook 8530W|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Screen||15.4” WSXGA+ or WUXGA+ Widescreen|
|RAM||1GB to 8GB|
|HDD||120GB to 320GB|
|Optical Drive||DVD+-RW or Blu-ray|
|Graphics||NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M or ATI Mobitilty FireGL V5700|
|Network||Ethernet, Intel 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Processor||Works||ACPI does work with correct BIOS Settings (disable FAN always ON on AC Power (see comments)|
|Graphics||Works||need 177.80 or newer nvidia binary driver|
|Sound||Works partly||Need options snd-hda-intel model=laptop (see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6039138)|
|Wireless||Works with Kernel 2.6.27|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Works||Fix is comitted in 2.6.29 Kernel, for backport see this Post on ubuntuusers.de|
|Fingerprint Reader||Doesn't work||AuthenTec with 08ff:2810 isn't supported|
|Docking Station (KP080AA)||Works / partially untested|| USB,DVI,VGA,LAN,PS2,Serial,Audio Out work
Parallelport & Audio In untested
Most things works out of the box with ubuntu 10.04.
- For Backlight-Control with fn-F9/fnF10: “sudo gedit /usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/10-laptop-panel-hardware.fdi” add 8530w befor 4410s in line 27. Reboot. Now the keys are working fine!