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HP Probook 6545b


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the HP Probook 6545b laptop.

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For full specifications see the HP Probook 6545b specifications page.

NameHP Probook 6545b
ProcessorAMD Athlon X2 Ultra Dual-Core M600 Processor : 2.4GHz, 2MB On-Die L2 Cache
AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core M520 Processor : 2.3GHz, 1MB On-Die L2 Cache
AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core M320 Processor : 2.1GHz, 1MB On-Die L2 Cache
AMD Sempron M100 Processor : 2.0GHz, 512KB On-Die L2 Cache
Screen15.6“ HD
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD160GB to 500GB - 7200rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorYes Debian 5.0 (squeeze)
ScreenYes Debian 5.0 (squeeze)
HDDYes Debian 5.0 (squeeze)
Optical DriveYes Debian 5.0 (squeeze)
GraphicsYes Debian 5.0 (squeeze)
SoundYes Debian 5.0 (squeeze)
Ethernetpartly Debian 5.0 (squeeze)module sky2, issue (sky2 v1.25, Linux 2.6.32) when boot on battery→ modprobe sky2 dosent work
WirelessYes Debian 5.0 (squeeze)not out of the box see Notes
BluetoothYes Debian 5.0 (squeeze)
ModemNot Tested
USBYes Debian 5.0 (squeeze)
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderYes Debian 5.0 (squeeze)module sdhci_pci, issue when boot on battery→ modprobe sdhci_pci
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
WebcamYes Ubuntu 9.10Debian 5.0 (squeeze)→Not Tested


1. Notes for Wireless (Debian 5.0 squeeze).
To get wifi, run in terminal (as root):
# apt-get install module-assistant wireless-tools
# m-a a-i broadcom-sta
# update-initramfs -u -k $(uname -r)
2. Notes for Fedora 13
It was difficult to even get it to boot.
I had to use the acpi=off kernel option, which disables a lot of
useful features like power management etc. I do hope this is solveable.


Some tweaks:
I manage network card in NetworkManager so i put “managed=true” in nm-system-settings.conf :
sed -e 's/managed=false/managed=true/' /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf


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hp_probook_6545b.txt · Last modified: 2011/03/10 00:38 by billg
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