View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu on an HP probook 4540s?

December 25th, 2012, 04:12 AM
Does the HP probook 4540s work properly with Ubuntu? I tried searching on the "supported laptops" sticky thread but I didn't find it there.
The model I'm considering has an ATI graphics card. (and a fingerprint reader, which I'm not interested in)

December 25th, 2012, 06:09 AM
Usually the thing that makes ubuntu "not compatible" is graphics drivers, and network drivers. I'd say why not dive in! If something doesn't work post a new thread, and send me a message if you want my help on it.

December 28th, 2012, 09:30 AM
I will be getting mine in a few days, and I plan to install Ubuntu 12.04LTS on it. I will post here if I find any issues, but in the meantime (a kinda noob question), I should install the 64 bit version right?

Mike Donovan
March 24th, 2013, 07:05 PM
I have one, HP 4540s ProBook running Windows7, Debian AMD64 and Backtrack 5r3 AMD64 (Ubuntu).
Only problem I had was with the RaLink 3290 Wireless/Bluetooth module.
I was able to compile the RaLink 3290 module and get it running just to find out that it did not support monitor mode.
I replaced the RaLink 3290 with an Atheros module from another Laptop and everything is working perfectly.
Just had to disable Bluetooth since it was not there anymore.