Ubuntu on HP 255 G3, Compaq 15 Notebook PC and 15 Notebook PC


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The HP 255 G3, Compaq 15 Notebook PC and 15 Notebook PC laptop with the components described below have been awarded the status of certified pre-install 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 12.04.4 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Certification notes

MMC Cards
The card reader does not work with MMC cards. SD and SDHC cards, however, should work as expected.
Insyde: F.11 (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:


Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Unknown


Insyde F.11


Hewlett-Packard 22CE


CHICONY Electronics Co Ltd HP Truevision HD


Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH SD Flash Controller

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


Unknown hp DVDRAM GU90N


Hewlett-Packard Notebook


Unknown ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB


Unknown AT Translated Set 2 keyboard


Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller


Unknown HD-Audio Generic HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Unknown HD-Audio Generic Headphone

Unknown HD-Audio Generic Mic

Unknown HP WMI hotkeys

Unknown HP Wireless hotkeys

Unknown Lid Switch

Unknown Power Button

Unknown Video Bus

Advanced Micro Devices Hudson SATA Controller [AHCI mode]

Advanced Micro Devices Unknown

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub


AMD processor AMD E2-6110 APU with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics


Hewlett-Packard HP 255 G3 Notebook PC


Advanced Micro Devices Hudson USB EHCI Controller

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller


Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Sun LE [Radeon HD 8550M]

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon APU A4-6000 with R2 Graphics]


Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter