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JLauritsen
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Linux install on EliteBook 2540p (not working)

On the official pages for the elitebook 2540p it is stated that Suse Linux should work on the 2540p.

 

I tried with no success to get as well:

Ubuntu 10.04 (64 and 32 bit)  - as well in text/line mode as graphics installer

OpenSuse 11.x

 

working. All seems to start installing and "something" is going on, but I cannot get it sufficiently finalised to see anything working. The problem seems to be the Intel graphics chipset. .  Search on internet reveals others have had the same problem. One tells to use during install of Ubuntu: i915.modeset=0.

 

The pc is running fine with win7 and partioned with 75Gb for the windows, 100 for data (logical E) and remaining up to 250 for linux.

 

Can anyone indicate a direct cd/iso download which will work. Searching on hp.com does not reveal any drivers or direct link . And the active hp instant support does not support this model !! (We're sorry, but the information you entered is not of a currently supported model),

 

regards

JL

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