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HP EliteBook 8570p

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP EliteBook 8570p laptop. If you have the HP EliteBook 8570p and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the HP EliteBook 8570p specifications page.

NameHP EliteBook 8570p
ProcessorIntel Core i7-3720QM (2.60 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 4 cores)
Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.30 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 4 cores)
Intel Core i7-3520M (2.90 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core i5-3360M (2.80 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core i5-3320M (2.60 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core i5-3210M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 2 cores)
Screen15.6” 1366×768 Widescreen
15.6” 1600×900 Widescreen
15.6” 1920×1080 Widescreen
RAMUp to 16GB
HDDUp to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Discrete: AMD Radeon HD 7570M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel Centrino 802.11a/b/g/n
Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n
Atheros 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks 3.7.6-1-ARCH: works (i5)
ScreenWorks 3.7.6-1-ARCH: works (1600×900)
HDDWorks 3.7.6-1-ARCH: works
Optical DriveWorks 3.7.6-1-ARCH: works
Graphics ChipWorks 3.7.6-1-ARCH: works (Intel)
VGA OutNot Tested
DisplayPortWorks3.4.34-Mageia2: works
SoundWorks 3.7.6-1-ARCH: works
Bulti-in MicrophoneWorks3.4.34-Mageia2: works
Headphone JackWorks3.4.34-Mageia2: works
Microphone JackWorks 3.7.6-1-ARCH: works
EthernetWorks 3.7.6-1-ARCH: works
WirelessWorks 3.7.6-1-ARCH: works
BluetoothWorks 3.7.6-1-ARCH: works
WWANNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks 3.7.6-1-ARCH: USB 2/3 works
ESATAWorks3.7.6-1-ARCH: works
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderWorks3.4.34-Mageia2: works
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorks3.4.34-Mageia2: works
Smart Card ReaderWorks3.7.6-1-ARCH: works
Docking StationWorks3.4.34-Mageia2: works
Touch PadWorks 3.7.6-1-ARCH: works
Track PointWorks 3.7.6-1-ARCH: works
Suspend/ResumeWorks 3.7.6-1-ARCH: works

Notes

Summary

The HP EliteBook 8570p works very well with Linux.


Discussion

jimmyrapper, 2014/04/15 10:33

It runs great except at the occasional updates, which I sometimes have to reinstall virtualbox. I think ubuntu is becoming as bad as ms with updates. http://truckinginjurylawyer.com/car-accident-injury

Waqas, 2014/03/13 04:31

I have found a solution for Brightness Control not working with fn keys. to fix this on hp and acer laptops:

  I figured it out from different sites, it fixes backlight.
  Run the following command in Terminal:
  gksu gedit /etc/default/grub
  then change
  GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
  GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
  to
  GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor"
  GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_osi=Linux"
  then save and run:
  sudo update-grub 
  and then restart the system for changes to take effect.
Thibaud, 2013/11/19 09:24

The luminosity can be chosen by sending a value in :
/sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness

eg:
[code]
echo “1000” > /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness
[/code]
You can give the rights to this file and use a script with keyboards shorcuts, or launch a script at the start of the session.
Eg for get the rights:
[code]
sudo chmod go+w /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness
[/code]
Eg of script, if you replace acpi_video0 by intel_backlight and so on:
http://forums.bodhilinux.com/index.php?/topic/5985-brightness-scripts/

Goog luck !

Thibaud.

EDVKG, 2013/02/22 15:43

In my case my Intel GPU is disabled and in the BIOS there is no option to activate it, but strangely enough the HP site lists Intel drivers too, mistake on HP's site/side?

Have a look at the entry for 8470 (http://www.linlap.com/hp_elitebook_8470p) for certain issues and how to deal with them.

Pietro, 2013/02/14 08:44

@Danny: can you switch between Intel and AMD graphic cards?

Thanks :)

Danny Brown, 2013/01/24 13:41

I installed ubuntu 12.10 on my elitebook 8570p as my everyday os. I run virtualbox for a winxp vm as well as win7. I am a windows sys engineer so dont jdge me!

It runs great except at the occasional updates, which I sometimes have to reinstall virtualbox. I think ubuntu is becoming as bad as ms with updates.

I run two monitors off of the docking station and have the laptop monitor on in a three monitor setup. Everything works great. I had to use a custom driver for the video card in my situation.

Thomas D Dial, 2012/12/10 23:55

I bought this laptop as a replacement for a deceased Dell and the intent of running an identical Debian Testiing (Wheezy). It mostly is good; the only remaining issues are software and Fn key control of screen brightness, and Gnu/Linux operation of the fingerprint reader; automatic touchpad inactivation would be nice when a USB mouse is present, but manual control isn't really terrible to live with.

Suspend/Resume has a setup option either resume when the cover is raised or to require pressing the power button to resume.

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