Ubuntu on HP Pavilion g7

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The HP Pavilion g7 laptop with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified 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 12.04.5 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

Proprietary Drivers Required
Installation of proprietary AMD video driver is required for full functionality.
BIOS
Insyde: F.21 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

Proprietary Drivers Required
Installation of proprietary AMD video driver is required for full functionality.
Brightness Keys
Brightness keys work, but may exhibit erratic behaviour. The Brightness and Lock tool in System Settings works as expected for setting screen brightness.
Hibernate
Hibernate does not work on this system.
Slow resume from suspend
This system does not not meet our performance criteria for resuming from suspend, but suspend/resume is functional and other functionality is not affected.
BIOS
Insyde: F.21 (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Certification notes

Brightness keys
Brightness keys do not work on this system
BIOS
Insyde: F.21 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Accelerometer

Advanced Silicon S.A. ST LIS3LV02DL Accelerometer

Unknown ST LIS3LV02DL Accelerometer

Audio

ATI Technologies Inc Trinity HDMI Audio Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio Controller

BIOS

Insyde F.21

Board

Hewlett-Packard 184B

Capture

Advanced Silicon S.A. HP Webcam-50

None HP Webcam-50

Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd (Foxlink) Unknown

Z-Star Microelectronics Corp. Unknown

Cardreader

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader

Generic- SD/M.S.

Cdrom

Advanced Silicon S.A. hp DVD RW AD-7740H

None hp DVD RW AD-7740H

Unknown hp DVD RW AD-7740H

Chassis

Hewlett-Packard Notebook

Disk

Advanced Silicon S.A. ST9500423AS

None ST9500423AS

Unknown ST9500423AS

Keyboard

Advanced Silicon S.A. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

None AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Unknown AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Network

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller

Other

Advanced Silicon S.A. HD-Audio Generic Headphone

Unknown HD-Audio Generic Headphone

Advanced Silicon S.A. HD-Audio Generic Mic

Unknown HD-Audio Generic Mic

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3

None HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Unknown HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Advanced Silicon S.A. HP WMI hotkeys

Unknown HP WMI hotkeys

Unknown HP Wireless hotkeys

Advanced Silicon S.A. Lid Switch

Unknown Lid Switch

Advanced Silicon S.A. Power Button

Unknown Power Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Video Bus

Unknown Video Bus

Advanced Micro Devices Hudson SATA Controller [AHCI mode]

Advanced Micro Devices Hudson SMBus Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH PCI Bridge

PNP AT DMA Controller

PNP None

Advanced Silicon S.A. hp-wifi

None hp-wifi

Advanced Silicon S.A. phy0

Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Processor

AMD processor AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics

System

Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC

Touch

None SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

Touchpad

Advanced Silicon S.A. SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

Unknown SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

Usb

Advanced Micro Devices Hudson USB OHCI Controller

Advanced Micro Devices Hudson USB EHCI Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller

Video

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity [Radeon HD 7520G]

Wireless

Advanced Silicon S.A. Unknown

RaLink Unknown