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GNU/Linux on the HP EliteBook 8770w

The following describes my experience configuring GNU/Linux on the HP EliteBook 8770w.

Xubuntu 12.10

What Works

  • Widescreen 1920x1080 video
  • External Monitor (after installing and running arandr)
  • Ethernet at 1000 Mbps (1Gbps)
  • Full Battery life indicator, with warnings and auto-shutdown
  • USB
  • Touchpad, including:
    • multi-touch: two-finger scrolling anywhere on the touchpad
    • tap-to-left-click
    • Dedicated Vertical Scroll Area
  • CD burner
  • Wireless Networks Detected
  • Bluetooth indicator shown

What Doesn't Work

  • Brightness control
  • Volume control

Power Consumption

The battery lasts about 3 hours at maximum brightness.

Trisquel 6.0

What Works

  • Widescreen 1920x1080 video
  • Ethernet at 1000 Mbps (1Gbps)
  • Full Battery life indicator, with warnings and auto-shutdown
  • USB
  • Touchpad, including:
    • multi-touch: two-finger scrolling anywhere on the touchpad
    • tap-to-left-click
    • Dedicated Vertical Scroll Area
  • CD burner

What Doesn't Work

  • External Monitor
  • Wireless Networks
  • Brightness control
  • Volume control

Power Consumption

The battery lasts about 3 hours at maximum brightness.
Last modified on 21 Mar 2013 by AO

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