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This is a small guide to running Linux with the HP ProBook 4525s laptop. If you have the HP ProBook 4525s 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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|Name||HP ProBook 4525s|
|Processor||AMD Phenom II Quad-Core mobile processor P920 (1.6 GHz, 2MB L2 cache)
AMD Phenom II Triple-Core mobile processor P820 (1.8 GHz, 1.5MB L2 cache)
AMD Turion II Dual-Core mobile processor P520 (2.3 GHz, 2MB L2 cache)
AMD Athlon II Dual-Core processor P320 (2.1 GHz, 1MB L2 cache) / P340 (2.2 GHz, 1MB L2 cache)
AMD V-series processor V120 (2.2 GHz, 512KB L2 cache)
|Screen||15.6” (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||250GB to 500GB|
|Graphics||ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
|Processor (P820)||Yes||Tested on SLED 11 and Fedora 13 and SimplyMEPIS 8.5 (Debian 5.0) on the same HP ProBook 4525s WK400EA laptop.|
|Processor (P340)||Yes||Ubuntu 10.10|
|Screen||Yes||Using 0x3EF or 0x3F0 VGA mode for console frame buffer probably is the best.|
|Optical Drive||Yes||Reading and writing media. LightScribe function is not tested yet.|
|Graphics (530v)||Partial||The ATI HD 530v driver is presented on HP site for SLED 11. Graphics work on Debian 6|
|Graphics (4250)||Yes||On Ubuntu 10.10|
|Wireless||Yes||With the proprietary Broadcom-Wlan drivers of ubuntu 10.10. Only Managed and Ad-Hoc modes are supported with this driver.|
|USB||Yes||the ports are quite tight|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Webcam||Yes||Tested on SLED 11. It seems the video capture system has small frame rate on some resolutions.|
Some (but not all) desktop effects are disabled in KDE 4 on the SimplyMEPIS because XOrg is running with
Graphics work fine under Ubuntu 10.10 (HD 4250) with shipped OpenSource driver and with proprietary driver.
The Ubuntu 10.10 CD doesn't select the right video settings, making the screen completely white and therefore unusable. (which graphics card?)
The touchpad is very unusable because the area above the buttons moves the cursor as well. That makes it very difficult to position left clicks correctly or dragging windows over the desktop.
And when using the keyboard, touchpad is sensitive and suddenly makes unwanted klicks.
Laptop works fine (at least mine) under Linux, but the (not to disable) touchpad is annoying.