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HP Probook 5310m

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP Probook 5310m laptop.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the HP Probook 5310m specifications page.

NameHP Probook 5310m
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor SP9300 : 2.26 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 6 MB On-Die L2 cache
Intel Celeron Processor SU2300 : 1.20 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1 MB L2 cache
Screen13.3“ HD
GraphicsIntel GMA 4500MHD
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD160GB to 320GB - 7200rpm
128GB SSD
Optical DriveOptional
Network10/100/1000
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks fineUbuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.10, Debian 5.0, Debian 6.0
HDDWorks fineUbuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.10, Debian 5.0, Debian 6.0
GraphicsWorks fineUbuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.10, Debian 5.0, Debian 6.0
SoundWorks fine (no playback on speakers out of the box on Ubuntu 9.10)Ubuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.10, Debian 5.0, Debian 6.0
EthernetWorks fine (some issues on Ubuntu 9.10)Ubuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.10, Debian 5.0, Debian 6.0
WirelessWorks fine (must add closed firmware on Debian)Ubuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.10, Debian 5.0, Debian 6.0
BluetoothWorks fine (not out the box for Debian 5.0?)Ubuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.10, Debian 5.0, Debian 6.0
USBWorks fineUbuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.10, Debian 5.0, Debian 6.0
Card ReaderWorks fineUbuntu 10.10, Debian 5.0, Debian 6.0
WebcamWorks fineUbuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.10, Debian 5.0, Debian 6.0
PowerWorks fine (big problems with Ubuntu, fan issue in Debian too)Ubuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 10.10, Debian 6.0

Notes

Fix for speaker sound output on Ubuntu: add to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
options snd-hda-intel model=hp-dv5 enable_msi=1

Summary

Seems to work fine with with Debian 6.0. Probably best to stay away from Ubuntu if you need suspend to memory of disk.


Discussion

ajam3s, 2012/09/22 07:58

Thanks ;-), that works great on Ubuntu 12.04.

i did:

sudo su

cd /etc/pm/sleep.d/

touch resuming_suspend

chmod 755 resuming_suspend

edit file and put in:

#!/bin/sh

#

echo 0 > /sys/class/thermal/cooling_device12/cur_state

Maciek, 2012/06/24 06:31

Everything works fine in Ubuntu 11.04, andFedora 16

nominus, 2012/01/28 19:38

I have not been able to get wireless working with any of the distros I have tried. I would like to run Puppy or some similar “light” linux. Nothing that has been proposed on any of the forums I have visited seems to help. Does anyone have a simple solution to this problem?
Thanks

Stoyan Mihaylov, 2011/05/11 14:08

I am using Ubuntu 11.04. Suspend works fine, there was issue with older versions - after suspend, if there is power or usb device - then fan work on max. In 11.04 - no problems at all. Also I had problems with hibernate, now I have no more problems.

There are few issues now. If I unplug power - then bluetooth stop working. Even if I have connected something like bluetooth mouse - it is no more connected, and I have no more access to bluetooth. USB also do not work without power. But I played a lot - I installed and removed lot of packages, and reason could be my activities.

gm, 2011/02/15 04:58

Debian 6 is OK for power management, it does suspend to memory and disk OK, no problems with fan. In BIOS, I had to disable power management for LAN to wake it up properly after suspend, and enable wireless/LAN switching. Sound is OK out of the box. I have to install proprietary firmware for wireless, but most things seems to work without any special effort.

gm, 2011/02/15 05:12

run “aptitude install firmware-iwlwifi wireless-tools” as root/sudo in your terminal to get wireless working

Bolo, 2011/01/06 14:54

I've got the same issue that SRC described. I've got two additional remarks.

It's not *that* annoying anymore once you notice that unplugging the power cable for a second and plugging it back in brings the fan speed back to normal. Also, the “temperature” reported by the FDTZ sensor (90 °C) is not really temperature, but fan speed. Thus, “90 °C” on FDTZ is a consequence, not the cause of high fan speed.

I guess that (un)plugging the power cable triggers an action that can probably be triggered from command line as well. I hope that I'll find the command someday, or that someone will patch the OS :)

Bolo, 2011/01/07 22:18

OK, I found a workaround. Run this command as root after resuming from suspend: echo 0 > /proc/acpi/fan/FAN5/state

Jeroen, 2011/07/22 17:49

On my system (Ubuntu 11.04, 2.6.38 kernel), the /proc/acpi/fan directory is no longer there. These functions have now been moved to /sys. The correct file now seems to be /sys/class/thermal/cooling_device12/cur_state. One could put the echo command in a simple script in /etc/pm/sleep.d/ (seems to work for me).

Marcus, 2010/12/17 11:02

I have one of these, and I'm pretty happy. The only issue I have is the screen resolution on an external 1920×1200 monitor using a Displayport to VGA converter.

/Marcus
SRC, 2010/12/02 00:57

Ubuntu 10.10 - Suspend does not work correctly. When it returns from Suspend the cooling fan turns on full and the temperature widget in Screenlets indicates that the processor temp is 90C (usually it runs at 30C). All other temperature settings display as normal. It stays at 90C with the fan on permanently and the only way to clear this is to reboot and you have to as the fan is very noisy. I dont believe the temp actually gets that high as it doesnt go down even with the fan running and as soon as you reboot the temp displays as normal.
Everything else seems to work fine in Ubuntu 10.10

diez, 2010/11/22 21:32

I am not able to get the ethernet to work nor to get the sound recording to work with pulse audio and skype.

I found the overall good votings somehow missleading in my buy decision.

bg, 2010/10/19 13:05

I've got some issues with bootup, hibernation and suspend like high cpu usage and some errors in kernel log on Ubuntu 10.10.

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