The HP Envy 15t-j000 Quad Edition is a laptop released in 2013.
This laptop has secure boot enabled by default. In order to install Arch this should be disabled. UFEI should be set to legacy mode.
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.
The following kernel parameter will also work, but will disable 3d acceleration.
Battery and Power Management
The rated battery life for this laptop is 9hrs and with configuration 5.5 hrs is usually possible.
Configure it as per TLP
# su -c 'echo "microcode" >> /etc/modules-load.d/microcode.conf'
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.
This laptop comes with a fingerprint reader but there is no Linux driver for it.
Recent kernels contain a driver for this laptop's wireless adapter.
Sound works out of the box.and 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.