Configuring GNU/Linux on the HP 17z-ca300 with AMD Ryzen 4700U: Update
(This is an update to my original review.)
After the 22.04 Ubuntu update, GNU/Linux works great on the HP
17z-ca300 with AMD Ryzen 4700U. Performance is great, and all
features work with no workarounds. Wi-Fi is working now, an
improvement over support in the 20.04 version Ubuntu. If you haven't
upgraded to 22.04, I highly recommend it. The optional backlit
keyboard is still great, with two levels of brightness.
What Works: Everything!
- Fast 8-code AMD 4700U CPU
- Volume controls
- Keyboard backlight (definitely request this option)
- Bluetooth (sees devices)
- Trackpad, including scroll, 2- and 3-finger taps (right/center mouse)
- Video Card
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 4 Sep 2022 by AO
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