Ubuntu on HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart Notebook PC

The HP Pavilion 15 TouchSmart Notebook PC laptop with the components described below has 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.

Releases

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

MMC Cards
The card reader does not work with MMC cards. SD and SDHC cards, however, should work as expected.
USB 3.0
The USB 3.0 port is recognized as USB 3.0 the first time a device is used, but as USB 2.0 on subsequent insertions. Functionality is not affected, only connection speed.
BIOS
American Megatrends Inc. B.0C (Legacy)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor
AMD AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
Video
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Topaz XT [Radeon R7 M260]
Video
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon APU A4-6000 with R2 Graphics]
Network
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
Storage
Unknown ST500LT012-1DG142