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Has anyone installed correctly Ubuntu 12.04 on HP ProBook 4530s (Radeon HD 6490 M + Intel HD Graphics)?I don't have much time to spend in configurating the system,I would most like to simply install a system that works on my machine.I was tried this 4 months ago but I gave up because of a lot of trouble that I encountered. :(

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Hybrid-graphics/dual-graphics involve some work on Linux and don't always work as well as they do in Windows. –  izx Jul 26 '12 at 15:52

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I have. The battery lasts about an hour and a half.

Video drivers should be installed by generating a ubuntu-specific package from the download from AMD (not by ubuntu's additional drivers).

Hibernation doesn't work (it works, see update).

Everything else works.

Update: The only thing I couldn't get to work were additional drivers for the Touchpad on/off led, and its multitouch features.

laptop-tools (package) and indicator-cpufreq increase your battery life, but not by much. I'm still working on that. https://launchpad.net/indicator-cpufreq

If battery life bothers you, you can read additional information here (there are great links in the answers and comments): Ubuntu 12.04 Battery problem and Is there ongoing work in the kernel team to improve battery life under linux?

indicator-cpufreq PPA (their instruction says not to use for Precise and above, but worked for me): https://launchpad.net/~artfwo/+archive/ppa

Also, hibernation works (it wasn't enabled by default or something).

To enable hibernation, type:

$ gksu gedit /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla

And paste the following text into that file:

[Enable Hibernate]
Identity=unix-user:*
Action=org.freedesktop.upower.hibernate
ResultActive=yes

Source: HowtoGeek.com how to enable hibernation in 12.04

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