Ubuntu on HP EliteBook 850 G2, EliteBook 750 G2, EliteBook 740 G2 and EliteBook 840 G2

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The HP EliteBook 850 G2, EliteBook 750 G2, EliteBook 740 G2 and EliteBook 840 G2 notebook with the components described below have been awarded the status of certified pre-install for Ubuntu.

Please note that for pre-installed systems:

  1. The system is available in some regions with a special image of Ubuntu pre-installed by the manufacturer. It takes advantage of the hardware features for this system and may include additional software. You should check when buying the system whether this is an option.
  2. Standard images of Ubuntu may not work at all on the system or may not work well, though Canonical and computer manufacturers will try to certify the system with future standard releases of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Testing details

This system was tested with 14.04 LTS, running the 3.13.0-38-generic kernel.

Certification notes

MMC Cards

The card reader does not work with MMC cards. SD and SDHC cards, however, should work as expected.

Hibernate

Hibernate is disabled on this system

Active Hard Drive Protection

Accelerometer and associated Active Hard Drive Protection are not working properly on this system.

Touchpad is recognized as a mouse

The touchpad in this system is recognized internally as a mouse.
Vertical and horizontal scrolling work correctly, but other multitouch capabilities may not work.

Updates required

This system requires BIOS version 1.04 or newer to shutdown correctly.

BIOS
Hewlett-Packard: M71 Ver. 01.04 (Legacy)

Hardware summary

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz

Video

Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics

Ethernet

Intel Ethernet Connection (3) I218-LM

Wireless

Intel Wireless 7265

Hardware details

Accelerometer

Aquantia Corp. ST LIS3LV02DL Accelerometer

Audio

Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller

Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio Controller

Intel Unknown

BIOS

Hewlett-Packard M71 Ver. 01.04

Bluetooth

Intel 8087:0a2a

Board

Hewlett-Packard 2216

Capture

Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd (Foxlink) HP HD Webcam

Cardreader

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5227 PCI Express Card Reader

Chassis

Hewlett-Packard Notebook

Disk

Aquantia Corp. WDC WD5000BPKX-60HPJT0

Keyboard

Aquantia Corp. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Mouse

Aquantia Corp. PS/2 Generic Mouse

Network

Intel Ethernet Connection (3) I218-LM

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz

System

Hewlett-Packard HP EliteBook 840 G2

Usb

Intel Wildcat Point-LP USB EHCI Controller

Intel Wildcat Point-LP USB xHCI Controller

Video

Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics

Wireless

Intel Wireless 7265

Other

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=7

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=8

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Dock Line Out

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Headphone

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Line

Aquantia Corp. HDA Intel PCH Mic

Aquantia Corp. HP WMI hotkeys

Aquantia Corp. HP Wireless hotkeys

Aquantia Corp. Lid Switch

Aquantia Corp. Power Button

Aquantia Corp. Sleep Button

Aquantia Corp. Video Bus

Standard Microsystems Corp. Hub

Standard Microsystems Corp. Hub

Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS495 Fingerprint Reader

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel 8087:8001