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   * it doesn't have a middle button, but that can be emulated like [[https://askubuntu.com/a/717495|this]]    * it doesn't have a middle button, but that can be emulated like [[https://askubuntu.com/a/717495|this]]. Note that the settings given in the link didn't work well for me. I had much too many mis-clicks and it drove me crazy. What I did was to extend the size of the middle button to both sides and make it much less high. So in order to left-click I click anywhere on the touchpad or really in the left corner of it. If I right click, then I click in the right corner touching the border of the pad. If I middle click I click "somewhere" near the middle of the touchpad (horizontally) but touching the bottom border of the touchpad. My settings:

~-{{{
ion "SoftButtonAreas" "66% 0 90% 0 33% 65% 90% 0"
}}}

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DebianOn is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owners would know how get the best out of that hardware.

The purpose is not to duplicate the Debian Official Documentation, but to document how to install Debian on some specific hardware.

If you need help to get Debian running on your hardware, please have a look at our user support channels where you may find specific channels (mailing list, IRC channel) dedicated to certain types of hardware.

Models covered
Envy 17-cg1xxx

Overall Status

Core Components

[ATTACH]

Boot Standard Kernel:

{OK}

LAN network card:

[?]

Detect CD/DVD:

[-]

Detect hard drives:

{OK}

Secure boot:

[?]

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

[?]

Hibernation

{X}

Sleep / Suspend

{X}

Xorg

{OK}

- OpenGL

[?]

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

[?]

Switch to External Screen

[?]

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

[-]

- Built-in (Touchpad)

{OK}

- Built-in (Touchscreen)

{OK}

Modem

[?]

Wireless/Wifi

{OK}

Keyboard's Hotkeys

[?]

Legend :
{OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable
{i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a non-free driver and or firmware

Important Note

{X} Debian bullseye was installed

{X} the NVMe system disk will only get detected from linux 5.5 on upwards - see (https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/ec11e5c213cc20cac5e8310728b06793448b9f6d), which means that you have to install from a Debian bullseye install medium, because they are using a 5.10 kernel (at the time of writing)

{X} the installer fails at installing grub. See https://bugs.debian.org/986893 for workaround.

{OK} the Laptop is very light, very silent and seems to have very long battery capacity

{X} the screen is extremely glossy

{X} the laptop doesn't seem to be very serviceable, since there are no visible screws

{i} the touchpad (a "?ClickPad") doesn't have a "middle" button, but it can be emulated. Tap to click doesn't work either out of the box and needs to be configured. See below.

{X} having had multiple HP laptops in a row it seems HP's main focus of innovation is inventing new, twisted and absurd keyboard layouts (the layout below might be specific to my swissgerman keyboard):

  • the "<", ">" and "\" keys are only reachable via a Fn-, Fn-Shift, respectively a Fn-?AltGr key combo

  • "{" and "}" are not next to each other and on different rows

{X} there isn't a LED that is visible when the laptop is closed, that could tell you whether the laptop is on or suspended. Other than holding the laptop close to your ear and trying to hear whether the fan is off you can not tell whether the laptop is on or not. So on closing the lid one of the following things will happen:

  • the laptop suspends are you're fine
  • or it does not and you'll lose your work and the laptop will fry the contents of your backpack

{X} suspend-to-ram (S3) does not seem to be supported?! {X} suspend-to-disk/hibernate (S4) does not seem to be supported either so there seems to be no way to close the lid and have the laptop survive for longer than a night?!

Configuration

Display

  • Intel ?TigerLake GT2 / Iris Xe Graphics with a 17.3" touchscreen display

  • everything works out of the box including the touchscreen

Audio

  • Intel ?TigerLake-LP Smart Sound Technology Audio Controller

  • works out of the box, but even though there is a "BANG & OLUFSEN" logo on the laptop, the sound is absolutely terrible. AFAI can see it does not output frequencies below 500Hz

Mouse

  • the Touchpad - called a "?ClickPad" in the relevant jargon - works out of the box, however:

    • it doesn't have a middle button, but that can be emulated like this. Note that the settings given in the link didn't work well for me. I had much too many mis-clicks and it drove me crazy. What I did was to extend the size of the middle button to both sides and make it much less high. So in order to left-click I click anywhere on the touchpad or really in the left corner of it. If I right click, then I click in the right corner touching the border of the pad. If I middle click I click "somewhere" near the middle of the touchpad (horizontally) but touching the bottom border of the touchpad. My settings:

ion     "SoftButtonAreas"  "66% 0 90% 0 33% 65% 90% 0"
  • tap to click doesn't work out of the box. Needs to be configured with Option "TapButton1" "1" as in the previous link

  • Touchscreen works out of the box

Power Management

The laptop does not seem to support suspend-to-ram?!?!?

~-

    $ grep "ACPI.*supports" /var/log/kern.log 
    Jul 14 17:41:05 lappi kernel: [    0.246051] ACPI: (supports S0 S4 S5)

And neither suspend-to-disk/hibernate aka S4:

~-

Jul 21 09:00:17 lappi kernel: [573661.957411] Lockdown: grep: hibernation is restricted; see man kernel_lockdown.7

See https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/591488/why-does-the-kernel-lockdown-prevent-hibernation

WiFi

  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • works out of the box

Modem

  • (not covered yet)

Disk

  • NVMe 1T
  • works out of the box with a kernel > 5.5

RAM

  • DDR4 synchronous 3200 MHz 16G

Optical Devices

  • none


System Summary

lspci

~-

# lspci -nn
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 11th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers [8086:9a14] (rev 01)
0000:00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation TigerLake GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] [8086:9a49] (rev 01)
0000:00:04.0 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9a03] (rev 01)
0000:00:08.0 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:9a11] (rev 01)
0000:00:0d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Thunderbolt 4 USB Controller [8086:9a13] (rev 01)
0000:00:0e.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: Intel Corporation Volume Management Device NVMe RAID Controller [8086:9a0b]
0000:00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 xHCI Host Controller [8086:a0ed] (rev 20)
0000:00:14.2 RAM memory [0500]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Shared SRAM [8086:a0ef] (rev 20)
0000:00:14.3 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wi-Fi 6 AX201 [8086:a0f0] (rev 20)
0000:00:15.0 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #0 [8086:a0e8] (rev 20)
0000:00:15.1 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #1 [8086:a0e9] (rev 20)
0000:00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Management Engine Interface [8086:a0e0] (rev 20)
0000:00:17.0 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:09ab]
0000:00:1d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a0b1] (rev 20)
0000:00:1e.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Serial IO UART Controller #0 [8086:a0a8] (rev 20)
0000:00:1e.3 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Serial IO SPI Controller #1 [8086:a0ab] (rev 20)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP LPC Controller [8086:a082] (rev 20)
0000:00:1f.3 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Technology Audio Controller [8086:a0c8] (rev 20)
0000:00:1f.4 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP SMBus Controller [8086:a0a3] (rev 20)
0000:00:1f.5 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-LP SPI Controller [8086:a0a4] (rev 20)
0000:01:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS522A PCI Express Card Reader [10ec:522a] (rev 01)
10000:e0:17.0 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a0d3] (rev 20)
10000:e0:1c.0 System peripheral [0880]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:09ab]
10000:e0:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a0bc] (rev 20)
10000:e1:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller [0108]: KIOXIA Corporation Device [1e0f:0001]

lsusb

lsusb -v | grep -E '\<(Bus|iProduct|bDeviceClass|bDeviceProtocol)' 2>/dev/null

can't get debug descriptor: Resource temporarily unavailable
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         3 
  iProduct                2 xHCI Host Controller
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04f3:0c4c Elan Microelectronics Corp. ELAN:ARM-M4
  bDeviceClass            0 
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 ELAN:ARM-M4
      (Bus Powered)
  (Bus Powered)
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 8087:0026 Intel Corp. 
  bDeviceClass          224 Wireless
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Bluetooth
  iProduct                0 
can't get debug descriptor: Resource temporarily unavailable
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                2 xHCI Host Controller
can't get device qualifier: Resource temporarily unavailable
can't get debug descriptor: Resource temporarily unavailable
can't get debug descriptor: Resource temporarily unavailable
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         3 
  iProduct                2 xHCI Host Controller
can't get device qualifier: Resource temporarily unavailable
can't get debug descriptor: Resource temporarily unavailable
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                2 xHCI Host Controller

USB Host controllers entries (without OHCI, UHCI, EHCI) are removed too.

Resources

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.

Other reports

Credits

https://wiki.debian.org/TpO


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