cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
  • ×
    Information
    Fix Windows 10 Update Issues

    Resolve Windows 10 or update issues on HP computer or printer– Click Here

  • post a message
  • ×
    Information
    Fix Windows 10 Update Issues

    Resolve Windows 10 or update issues on HP computer or printer– Click Here

  • post a message
Highlighted
New member
2 1 0 0
Message 1 of 3
671
Flag Post

Solved!

Linux compatibility for hp probook 450 g7

HP Recommended
Probook 450 G7
Linux

Hello,

I'm interested in the hp probook 450 g7, but there is an issue I don't know if this laptop supports modern Linux distros such as Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. My workflow requires to use Linux as a daily driver (main os). Are there any issues running Linux on this particular laptop? Has anyone tried running a Linux distro on an hp probook 450 g7?

 

Regards

 

Jorkano

2 REPLIES 2
Highlighted
Level 12
7,690 7,654 326 686
Message 2 of 3
Flag Post
Highlighted
Level 1
1 1 1 1
Message 3 of 3
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Hi,

I work in IT and  have had linux PCs & laptops for about 15years now so I'm not exactly a novice.

I've just been given a new Probook 450 G7 from work and I intended to put linux on it as I've often done before.

I can't speak for other HP laptops but the Probook 450 G7 is THE most incompatible laptop with linux I have ever seen.

 

I've had it about 4 days and tried approx 8 flavours of linux

e.g. Mint, Fedora, ZorinOs, Open SuSE, Manjoro, MX

 

I can't even remember the rest.   Most wouldn't even install.  Others installed but had one glaring issue; Mint installed but the wifi simply would not work. 

 

Ubuntu is the only one that works and it doesn't work well.  It's laggy, the wifi is very flakey; slow & intermittent and I can't get the brightness buttons to work.

 

Frequently the browser stops responding even though ping still works.

In addition, Ubuntu doesn't appear to be that stable on this laptop - I've had numerous freezes & reboots.

The HP support website offers no linux drivers so I can't get something more stable.

 

In short I'm not considering putting Windows back on it as it's virtually unusable as is.

There's a lot to like about this laptop - the screen is glorious and the keyboard/trackpad pretty nice.

However, as a Linux laptop this is terrible. 

Be alert for scammers posting fake support phone numbers on the community. If you think you have received a fake HP Support message, please report it to us by clicking on "Flag Post".
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation