HP Envy 15t-j000 Quad Edition

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Notes: Power Management, Video Card, NVIDIA optimus, Mouse, mSATA SSD cache, more on installing, fingerprint reader, camera, sound, what works/dosen't work summary,wireless, dual boot, hard drive (Discuss in Talk:HP Envy 15t-j000 Quad Edition#)

The HP Envy 15t-j000 Quad Edition is a laptop released in 2013.

Device Status Modules
Intel Working xf86-video-intel (on some versions use NVIDIA with bumblebee)
Ethernet Working atl1c
Wireless Working iwlwifi
Audio Working snd_hda_intel
Touchpad Working synaptics
Camera Working
Card Reader Working rts5229
Fingerprint Reader Not Working

Installing Arch

This laptop has secure boot enabled by default. In order to install Arch this should be disabled. UFEI should be set to legacy mode.

Backlight Issue

On some kernels the laptop backlight will not turn on, leaving a black screen on boot. This can be solved with the following kernel parameter.

 acpi_backlight=vendor

The following kernel parameter will also work, but will disable 3d acceleration.

 nomodeset

Battery and Power Management

The rated battery life for this laptop is 9hrs and with configuration 5.5 hrs is usually possible.

Install acpi.

Install thermaldAUR

# systemctl enable thermald.service
# systemctl start thermald.service

Install tlp

Configure it as per TLP

Install iw

Install smartmontools

Install intel-ucode

# su -c 'echo "microcode" >> /etc/modules-load.d/microcode.conf'

Install cpupower

# systemctl start cpupower
# systemctl enable cpupower

Mouse and Trackpad

The trackpad for this laptop supports a virtual scroll wheel. To enable it edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf

and make sure the following is commented out

Section "InputClass"
       Identifier "evdev touchpad catchall"
       MatchIsTouchpad "on"
       MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
       Driver "evdev"
EndSection

Graphics, Video Card, and NVIDIA Optimus

If you have the version of this laptop with an NVIDIA card then you have an optimus based chipset.

Fingerprint Reader

This laptop comes with a fingerprint reader but there is no Linux driver for it.

Wireless Networking

Recent kernels contain a driver for this laptop's wireless adapter.

Sound

Sound works out of the box. pulseaudio and pavucontrol may be useful in configuring audio.

mSATA SSD Cache

This laptop has a mSATA bay that can include a cache hard drive. This mSATA can be used as a primary hard drive with some configuration.

Dual Boot