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HP ProBook 6460b


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For full specifications see the HP ProBook 6460b specifications page.

NameHP ProBook 6460b
ProcessorIntel Core i5-2540M (2.60 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i5-2520M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i5-2450M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i5-2410M (2.30 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i3-2350M (2.30 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Core i3-2310M (2.10 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Intel Celeron B840 (1.90 GHz, 2 MB L3 cache)
Screen14“ 1366×768 Widescreen
14” 1600×900 Widescreen
RAMUp to 16GB
HDDUp to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 3000 or Intel HD Graphics for Celeron
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel Centrino 802.11a/b/g/n
Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n
Broadcom 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
Graphics ChipYes
VGA OutYes
Built-in MicrophoneYes
Headphone JackYes
Microphone JackYes
WirelessYesuse the iwlwifi module
ModemNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNo
Touch PadYes
Track PointYes


I couldn't get the fingerprint reader working, I've tried fprintd with aes2501-wy but the OS doesn't recognize the reader. It also doesn't show up with lsusb.
I'm using Debian Wheezy with linux-image-3.2.0-3-amd64.

lmsensor supports the chipset quite well and 4 temperature sensors + the CPU sensors are detected.


This notebook works pretty well out of the box with Linux, no big issues found (except fingerprint reader).




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