HP Probook 4720s on Ubuntu 11.10 64bit Oneiric Ocelot

The new Ubuntu 11.10 is out as of yesterday, and naturally it is time for another upgrade. Because of the many tweaks [1], [2] I decided for a fresh install, this time directly on the notebook harddisk instead of a flash card. The live ISO worked nicely from the USB stick except for the WLAN, … Continue reading HP Probook 4720s on Ubuntu 11.10 64bit Oneiric Ocelot

Installing Lightning for Thunderbird in Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

For a new setup, I tried today to install Lightning for Thunderbird under an Ubuntu 11.04 64bit over the addon mechanism which failed with an ominous message about my build platform not being supported. This is due to an over-precautions setting in the plugin's installation manifest which can be changed easily similar to changing version … Continue reading Installing Lightning for Thunderbird in Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

HP Probook 4720s on Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

  Last Winter I posted [1] about installing Ubuntu 10.10 64bit on a HP Probook 4720s with 6GB RAM which was only a moderate success, as it required a manual driver update for the WLAN, the touchpad right-click would not work reliably and the external microphone produced only static noise. Now that the new Ubuntu … Continue reading HP Probook 4720s on Ubuntu 11.04 64bit

Ubuntu 10.10 64 Bit on an HP ProBook 4720s

Update: Ubuntu 11.04 seems a good improvement over the previous one. Read my adventures here installing it on the same laptop. The HP ProBook 4720s is what you'd call a business workhorse: metal casing, fast WLAN, 6 hours+ battery duration, a Core 3 and a matte (anti glare) 1600x900 LCD screen for a fair price … Continue reading Ubuntu 10.10 64 Bit on an HP ProBook 4720s