A couple of weeks ago, my laptop, a 4 years old ultrabook, stopped working because of a bus problem. Instead of asking the manufacturer to fix it, I took the decision of buying a new laptop.
At the end of some research (and some misadventures with another manufacter) , I opted for a HP Spectre x360 4110nl. It is a gorgeous machine.
First things, first. I disabled the safe boot and booted the Gentoo Live DVD. Everything was working out of the box, even the touchscreen.
So I installed it from stage3, but I did not compiled my own kernel. Instead, I used genkernel. It was my first time with genkernel, I usually compile it manually.
Here is the list of hardware and the output of lspci
|Processor||Intel i5 (sixt gen) 6200U||–||–|
|Video||Intel HD 520||Working, see tweaksi||intel i915|
|Wireless||Intel Corporation Wireless 7265||Working||iwlwifi|
|Touchpad||SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad||Working||?|
|TouchScreen||ELAN||Working, see tweaks||?|
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Sky Lake Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 08)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Sky Lake Integrated Graphics (rev 07)
00:13.0 Non-VGA unclassified device: Intel Corporation Device 9d35 (rev 21)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d2f (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d31 (rev 21)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d3a (rev 21)
00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d03 (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d10 (rev f1)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d11 (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 9d48 (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d21 (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 9d70 (rev 21)
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 9d23 (rev 21)
01:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5227 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7265 (rev 61)
To correctly use the video card you need to include the firmware into the kernel. Look at the Wiki page about Intel.For this model I needed to add
Worked out of the box. Just remember to add the wpa_supplicant service to rc.
To enable to touchscreen I needed to re-compile the kernel with CONFIG_HID_MULTITOUCH.
There are still some feature missing, that I need to sort out:
- Double tap
- Auto rotation adjustment
- Disabling keyboard when in tablet mode
- OS virtual keyboard