Feedback on the HP ProBook 440 G2 - Rolo

Asked by dharshan on 2015-08-22


I have purchased HP Probook 440 G2 because it comes with pre installed dos operating system and in thought of it supports other linux distribution like Ubunut. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. First thing I noticed it ships with realtek network driver (Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller ) which HP has no linux driver(only windows driver). I tried other solutions but no use. Finally bought an usb wifi card and connecting to wifi networks.
Then after some time one more problem get started(ghost mouse pad). mouse pad moves the mouse pointer itself. Not able to work with the given touchpad. This bug is already logged in their official website and again they have driver fix for only windows system.


If I am wrong please share network driver and mouse driver related links.

Thank you.

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Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew) said : #1

Po-Hsu Lin suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #2193: “XXXX is broken, I need to file a bug”.

Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew) said : #2

This system was only certified with pre-installed Ubuntu, standard images of Ubuntu may not work at all on the system or may not work well.

The device you list here, "RTL8111/8168/8411", refers to an Ethernet controller, and it seems working since 13.10 [1], but you mentioned the "usb wifi card" later, so I guess your wifi is not working?
If that's the case, can you provide "lspci -nnk | grep Net -A2" output from a terminal?

For the touchpad issue, maybe you can check if a BIOS upgrade can fix this or not, or file a bug against the kernel with "ubuntu-bug linux" command. I have the FAQ linked here for your reference.


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