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HP ProBook 6470b

Introduction

This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP ProBook 6470b laptop. If you have the HP ProBook 6470b 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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Specifications

For full specifications see the HP ProBook 6470b specifications page.

NameHP ProBook 6470b
ProcessorIntel Core i7-3520M (2.90 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core i5-3360M (2.80 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core i5-3320M (2.60 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core i5-3210M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 2 cores)
Intel Core i3-2370M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache)
Screen14” 1366×768 Widescreen
14” 1600×900 Widescreen
RAMUp to 16GB
HDDUp to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Blu-ray
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Intel HD Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel Centrino 802.11a/b/g/n
Intel Centrino 802.11b/g/n
Broadcom 802.11a/b/g/n
Atheros 802.11b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorOK
ScreenOK
HDDOK
Optical DriveOK
Graphics ChipOK Occasional freezes in Gnome 3 on Ubuntu, not in Linux Mint
VGA OutOKPlug and play
DisplayPortNot Tested
SoundOK
Bulti-in MicrophoneOKThe sound capture is noisy
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetOK
WirelessOKNo issues
BluetoothOK
WWANNot Tested
ModemNA
USBOK
ESATAOK
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderOK
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamOK
Smart Card ReaderNot Tested
Docking StationNot Tested
Touch PadOK
Track PointOK
Suspend/ResumeOKworks well on ubuntu 12.04

Notes

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Summary

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Discussion

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Lars, 2013/12/28 13:23

I can confirm the occational hangs using wifi on Ubuntu reported by Sushant A. I and my collegue have the same issues. I try to avoid using wifi

swisslaptoper, 2013/11/26 07:08

Got the B6P73EA#ABD Version running with Kubuntu 12.04 LTS. Eeverything is fine (Card-Reader, Docking station, FireWire, Display Port (27”), headphone and microphone jack. I did not test fingerprint reader and expresscard-slot.

Sushant A, 2013/08/23 01:00

Have faced hangs when on-board wifi is switched on (Broadcom BCM43228) using Unity 12.04. Not resolved - am no longer using the wifi. Hang occurs after a few hours of use.

Also faced occasional (once in a couple months) hang when using intel driver for X, especially after playing video, probably due to ubuntu's delay in providing the latest intel drivers. Switching to the vesa driver has fixed it - havent had a freeze for over 3 months while running 24/7. (thats if you could call the primitive vesa driver a fix - it doesnt support dual monitor, etc)

joepie69, 2013/08/22 22:13

Backlight dimming did not work out of the box using debian jessie

Fixed it by appending “acpi_backlight=vendor” to the kernel commandline.

ringe, 2013/03/09 10:21

I experienced GUI freezes on Ubuntu, both Unity and GNOME 3.6.
After I switched to Linux Mint 14, the freezes went away.

Sushant A, 2013/02/15 18:37

HP Probook 6470b - Core I5 3210M, 500 GB ST9500423AS, Graphics: Intel Ivy Bridge Mobile (GT2),16 GB RAM.
OS: Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.2 LTS, Unity interface.

Faced a frequently-disconnecting Ethernet (Intel 82579V). Using ubuntu's gui to manage the nic somehow fixed it, unsure why.

Have faced freezes related to the graphics card. Use of Unity 2D and disabling FBE seems to have fixed it.

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