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This page is simply a quick summary of my experience using Linux on my HP ProBook 4510s (PN: FMU849UT#ABA) laptop. If you have the HP ProBook 4510s 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 ProBook 4510s specifications page.
|Name||HP ProBook 4510s|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T6570 (2.10 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB)|
|Screen||15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen|
|Optical Drive||DVD+-RW with Lightscribe|
|Graphics||Mobile Intel® 4500MHD|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet Marvell Device 436c (rev 10)
Intel PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN
|Graphics||Yes||HDMI port enabled in Dual Head mode|
|Wireless||Yes||Either STA (wl) driver or b43 with LP/PHY firmware|
|Card Reader||Yes||If it doesn't work the first time, reset BIOS settings|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
Currently running openSuse 11.1 64bit. I have no need for Webcam, Express Card, Modem or Bluetooh so I have not and likely will not test them. Backlight control doesn't seem to work either. Neither the function keys nor the software controls seem to be able to change the screen brightness. Again, for me this is not a major issue as I'm plugged in most of the time anyway. All other features work out of the box with the openSuse installation.
(1 March 2011) Works perfectly with Ubuntu 10.10, but can encounter problems with other distros (KMS not working properly, can't resume from standby etc.). You can use either the Broadcom STA driver or the b43 driver with LP/PHY firmware (I use b43 and it hasn't failed me). Backlight control DOES work.
HP's support page provides no Linux drivers for this laptop but so far I've found it to run very well with Linux.