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For full specifications see the HP ProBook 430 G1 specifications page.
|Name||HP ProBook 430 G1|
|Processor||4th Generation Intel Dual-Core i7, i5, and i3|
|Screen||13.3 diagonal LED-backlit HD anti-glare (1366 x 768)|
|RAM||Up to 16GB|
|HDD||500 GB 7200 rpm HDD
320/500 GB 5400 rpm HDD
120 GB M.2 Solid State Drive
128 GB Solid State Drive
|Optical Drive||External optical disk drive|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4400|
|Network||Realtek 10/100/1000 Ethernet Controller
Realtek 802.11 b/g/n (1×1)
Mediatek 802.11b/g/n (1×1)
Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g/n 2×2
Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n 2×2
|Screen||Yes||Add following to the relevant grub entry to be able to change brightness: 'acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=linux video.brightness_switch_enabled=1', see notes for an example|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|Suspend/Resume||Yes||USB modules may cause instant wakeup. Disable 'Wake on USB' from BIOS or unload any USB related modules before suspend e.g. via pm-utils configuration.|
The following is the list modules from /etc/pm/config.d/modules I had to unload in order to prevent instant wakeup from suspend, using pm-utils:
SUSPEND_MODULES="ehci_pci ehci_hcd xhci_hcd btusb uvcvideo usbcore usb_common ath9k ath9k_common ath9k_hw ath usbhid hid"
The list was obtained completely by trial and error and checking individual module dependencies. Disabling 'Wake on USB' may render this unnecessary.
For Grub 2, the following entry to /etc/default/grub was necessary to be able to change screen brightness:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=linux video.brightness_switch_enabled=1"
Broadcom BCM43228 (802.11a/b/g/n), kmod-wl from rpmfusion can be used on Fedora 20.
Ethernet LAN, r8169 driver on distribution can be used on Fedora 20.
HP ProBook 430 G1 provides a reasonably satisfying experience with Linux as long as you are able work around potential issues, like not being able to change screen brightness and instant wakeup from suspend. The tips provided in the Notes section should suffice to overcome those issues for any modern GNU/Linux distribution.