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HP EliteBook 8770w


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP EliteBook 8770w laptop. If you have the HP EliteBook 8770w 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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For full specifications see the HP EliteBook 8770w specifications page.

NameHP EliteBook 8770w
ProcessorIntel Core i7-3920XM (3.8/2.9 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache, 4 cores)
Intel Core i7-3820QM (3.7/2.7 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache, 4 cores)
Intel 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 i7-3630QM (2.40 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 4 cores, 8 threads)
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
15.6” 1600×900 Widescreen
15.6“ 1920×1080 Widescreen
17.3” 1920×1080 Widescreen
RAMUp to 32GB
HDDUp to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsAMD FirePro M4000
NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel Centrino 802.11a/b/g/n
Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n
Atheros 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveNot Tested
Graphics ChipYes
VGA OutYes
DisplayPortNot Tested
Bult-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackYes
Microphone JackNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
WWANNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Smart Card ReaderYes
Docking StationNot Tested
Touch PadYes
Track PointYes
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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Drew S , 2014/05/14 04:48

Edouard, have you ever tested this on CentOS 6 or RHEL 6? I've tried applying your solution to my 8770w, with no luck. Thanks for posting your solution!

Edouard Thiel, 2014/05/14 09:51

Drew, have you tried the “HP Mobile Display Assistant” ?
HP gives it as a rpm which should be fine for you.

About my program, perhaps you should try to change
some parameters in: /usr/local/dreamcolor2/

Drew S, 2014/05/16 04:21

I have tried the HP mobile assistant. While it installed and gave me some display utilities, it did not fix the problem.

I will check the params in the set brightness script to see if they have any effect.

I did contact HP. They looked into this issue and into a problem I'm having with the internal smart card reader. They validated that the problem with the brightness exists, even with their driver packages and they basically don't have a solution for it.

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