This is the 2015 Pavilion 15-ab214nt
- Intel i5-6200U (Skylake)
- 8GB RAM
- Nvidia GeForce 940M
- 1TB SATA HDD (WD)
- 1366x768 LED Display (LG)
- Dual Speakers
- 2 USB 3.0, single USB 2, HDMI output, SD Card port, Ethernet port, A optical disk drive and an audio jack
This article covers specific configuration of this laptop.
You have to disable Secure Boot. repeatedly press
F10 during boot to bring up the BIOS setup, navigate to the boot section and disable Secure Boot.
To prevent the system from booting in Legacy mode, disable CSM/Legacy mode.
Before booting, you need to put
pci=nomsi as a kernel parameter, or there will be an infinite amount of PCI bus errors and the system will hang during or after boot. Do not forget to put it after the installation too.
Installed Hpfall and tested it, works great.AUR, followed
pch_skylake-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +48.0°C coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Package id 0: +50.0°C (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 0: +50.0°C (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 1: +50.0°C (high = +100.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) nouveau-pci-0100 Adapter: PCI adapter GPU core: +0.90 V (min = +0.60 V, max = +1.20 V) acpitz-acpi-0 Adapter: ACPI interface temp1: +51.0°C
UEFI on this laptop is a bit on the broken side, i do not recommend anyone to play with it too much.
On previous kernels, some ACPI errors, although not harmful, were logged at boot. But on recent kernels this seems to be fixed.
If the boot entry for Linux is gone (because of a Windows or a BIOS update), repeatedly press
F9 after pressing the power button, navigate and select "Boot from EFI file", then select the .efi file of your boot manager.
The system will not allow changing to boot order when there is BIOS administrator password set.
While trying to get Secure Boot with rEFInd working, i have permanently broken something and the laptop refuses to boot the rEFInd from the boot order now. It will delete the entry even if Secure Boot is off.