HP EliteBook 8540p
Hewlett Packard Company
16 Jun 2010

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  SUSE® LINUX Enterprise Desktop 11 for x86     Service Pack 1 for SUSE® SLED 11

Product Description
Please visit http://www.hp.com/go/notebooks for product details.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Laptop
Mother Board Revision:KBC Version 32.3E
BIOS:HP 68CVD Ver. F.07
CPU:Intel®  Core™ Processor i5-520 2.40 GHz
RAM:3768 MB
Bus Type:3 USB Ports
eSATA Port
1394 Firewire
Video Adapter:NVIDIA®  NVS 5100M
Desktop Effect Enabled:Yes
Power Management:Yes
Host Bus Adapter:Intel®  3400 Series Chipset 6 port SATA AHCI Controller , Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Disk Drive:Seagate®  Momentus® 7200.4 SATA (ST9320423AS) , Serial ATA (SATA)
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 6.6.0-13.1

Config Notes
Power Management: xhci module (for USB 3.0) is experimental and prevents resume from S3/S4 states. Suggested solution: prevent loading of xhci by adding the line "blacklist xhci" to the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file. If the xhci module is needed, it may be force-unloaded when entering S3/S4 by specifying SUSPEND_MODULES="xhci" in a file under /etc/pm/config.d. Any USB 3.0 devices should be unmounted before force-unloading the xhci module.
Graphics: Video driver used in testing is PLDP-compliant and may be installed by adding http://download.nvidia.com/novell/sle11sp1 as an Add-On Product.
Graphics: nvidia-settings used to enable/disable external display. Fn+F4 does not switch displays.

Adapters and Drivers
Intel®  WiFi Link 6000 Series
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: iwlagn.ko
File Date: 11-May-2010File Size: 268456
Checksum: fb8f2992190deaec6907a1943b3b6268

Intel®  Integrated 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection
Driver Type: LAN DriverFile Name: e1000e.ko
File Date: 11-May-2010File Size: 166364
Checksum: c64cddb585cc28a3cf1e287d4f7816a4

Intel®  3400 Series Chipset 6 port SATA AHCI Controller
Driver Type: HBA DriverFile Name: ahci.ko
File Date: 11-May-2010File Size: 62340
Checksum: 84cefac2904bc32faacbd52e9c6143d8

Driver Type: Video DriverFile Name: nvidia_drv.so
File Date: 21-Apr-2010File Size: 5294088
Checksum: e463d0b7870782b51c79bd35ad0a0454

The term YES CERTIFIED applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. Components including LAN adapters, host bus adapters and other individually YES CERTIFIED components may be exchanged for other YES CERTIFIED components. For more information on swapping YES CERTIFIED components, please access the following web page:


For more information regarding the specific test configuration, please contact:

Hewlett Packard Company
Personal Systems Group - Notebooks
20555 SH249
Houston , TX   77070
Website: http://www.hp.com