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Configuring GNU/Linux on the HP 17z-ca300 with AMD Ryzen 4700U

Overall, GNU/Linux works pretty well on the HP 17z-ca300 with AMD Ryzen 4700U. Performance is great, and most features work with no or minimal workarounds. Wi-Fi isn't working yet for me, but there may be workarounds for people who need it. The optional backlit keyboard is great.

What Works (And What Doesn't)

Works: * I had to upgrade to a newer kernel and stop using XFCE for brightness to work.

Doesn't work

Tricks

You may need to disable 'PalmCheck' when playing games. Use xinput to list devices, find the touchpad, list-props to list its properties, and set-prop to turn off palm check (Disable While Typing Enabled).
Last modified on 31 Dec 2020 by AO

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