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DebianOn is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owner would know how get the best out of that hardware.

The purpose is not to duplicate the Debian Official Documentation, but to document how to install Debian on some specific hardware.

Models covered
EliteBook 840 G1

Sub-model (H5G20EA#UUZ) options:

Overall Status

Core Components

[ATTACH]

Boot Standard Kernel:

{OK}

EFI Boot

{i}

LAN network card:

{OK}

Detect CD/DVD:

[-]

Detect hard drives:

{i}

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

{OK}

Hibernation

{OK}

Sleep / Suspend

{OK}

Xorg

{OK}

- OpenGL

{OK}

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

{OK}

Switch to External Screen

- VGA

{OK}

- DisplayPort

{OK}

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

{OK}

- Built-in (Touchpad)

{OK}

Modem

[-]

Wireless/Wifi

{i} X-(

Bluetooth

{i} X-(

Keyboard's Hotkeys

{OK}

SD Card Reader

{OK}

SmartCard Reader

{i}

Fingerprint Reader

[?]

Webcam

{OK}

Legend :
{OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable
{i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a non-free driver and or firmware

Important Note

Configuration

Brightness keys doesn't work out of the box. Install acpid and configure it to respond to these keypresses so it will work. To do this, create the following files:

/etc/acpi/events/hp-brightness-down

event=video/brightnessdown.*
action=/etc/acpi/hpbright.sh down

/etc/acpi/events/hp-brightness-up

event=video/brightnessup.*
action=/etc/acpi/hpbright.sh up

/etc/acpi/hpbright.sh

bri=$(cat /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness)

case $1 in
    up)
      bri=`expr $bri + 50`  ;;
    down)
      bri=`expr $bri - 50` ;;
esac

echo $bri > /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness

This one should be executable, so do a chmod +x /etc/acpi/hpbright.sh and you're done. The brightness keys should work now.

Power Management

Works out of the box. Battery life is somewhat longer with intel-microcode (Microcode).

SmartCard Reader

Install pcscd

WiFi & Blutooth

Wireless LAN requires installation of the firmware-iwlwifi package (iwlwifi).


System Summary

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP USB xHCI HC (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP HECI #0 (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection I218-LM (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP HD Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev e4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev e4)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev e4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP USB EHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP SMBus Controller (rev 04)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 73)
03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5227 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)

lspci -vnn

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller [8086:0a04] (rev 09)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:198f]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Capabilities: <access denied>

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0a16] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:198f]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 64
        Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
        Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        I/O ports at 3000 [size=64]
        Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: i915

00:03.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller [8086:0a0c] (rev 09)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:198f]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 67
        Memory at d0730000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP USB xHCI HC [8086:9c31] (rev 04) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:198f]
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 61
        Memory at d0720000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP HECI #0 [8086:9c3a] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:198f]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 63
        Memory at d0739000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: mei_me

00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection I218-LM [8086:155a] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:198f]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 59
        Memory at d0700000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
        Memory at d073e000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        I/O ports at 3080 [size=32]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: e1000e

00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP HD Audio Controller [8086:9c20] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:198f]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 66
        Memory at d0734000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:9c10] (rev e4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
        Memory behind bridge: d0600000-d06fffff
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:9c16] (rev e4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
        Memory behind bridge: d0500000-d05fffff
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 6 [8086:9c1a] (rev e4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
        Memory behind bridge: d0400000-d04fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000bf300000-00000000bf4fffff
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP USB EHCI #1 [8086:9c26] (rev 04) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:198f]
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
        Memory at d073d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci

00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP LPC Controller [8086:9c43] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:198f]
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich

00:1f.2 RAID bus controller [0104]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] [8086:282a] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:198f]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 62
        I/O ports at 30a8 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 30b4 [size=4]
        I/O ports at 30a0 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 30b0 [size=4]
        I/O ports at 3060 [size=32]
        Memory at d073c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP SMBus Controller [8086:9c22] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:198f]
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 18
        Memory at d0738000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        I/O ports at ef80 [size=32]

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 [8086:08b1] (rev 73)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 [8086:4060]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 65
        Memory at d0500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi

03:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5227 PCI Express Card Reader [10ec:5227] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:198f]
        Physical Slot: 5
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 60
        Memory at d0400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: rtsx_pci

lsusb

lsusb -v | grep -E '\<(Bus|iProduct|bDeviceClass|bDeviceProtocol)' 2>/dev/null

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp.
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                0
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0424:5534 Standard Microsystems Corp.
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         3
  iProduct                3
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         3
  iProduct                2
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b389 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  iProduct                1
      (Bus Powered)
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 138a:003f Validity Sensors, Inc.
  bDeviceClass          255 Vendor Specific Class
  bDeviceProtocol       255
  iProduct                0
      (Bus Powered)
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 8087:07dc Intel Corp.
  bDeviceClass          224 Wireless
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Bluetooth
  iProduct                0
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:2134 Standard Microsystems Corp.
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         2 TT per port
  iProduct                2
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                2

USB Host controllers entries (without OHCI, UHCI, EHCI) are removed too.

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