Few questions about my installation

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Tersho54
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Few questions about my installation

Post by Tersho54 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:55 am

Hello,

I use Mint since 3/4 years now. I bought a new laptop (Hp Omen 2018) and I installed the latest Linux Mint near the W10 with dual boot. Everything works well however :

- The fn command not works with the brightness. With the sound it works. (Hum i don't know with play/pause ect)
- When I close the hood and open it again, the PC stays on a black screen, impossible to do anything. Same if the screen closes by itself etc. That's weird. I think there's a problem with the sleep mode.
- Can I use the "real" Windows bootloader? I tried to modify Grub but I couldn't. Actually my computer is an HP Omen. When I started Windows, instead of having the windows logo I had the Omen logo but since I have the grub, there is the windows logo. When I do F9 at startup and I choose windows (without going through Grub) there is the Omen logo. Basically I would like to configure Grub to use this bootloader.

Otherwise, everything works correctly.

Thank you for your help and I apologize in advance for my poor English. ^^'

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Re: Few questions about my installation

Post by Tersho54 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:33 am

:cry:

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Re: Few questions about my installation

Post by karlchen » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:53 am

Hello, Tersho54.

Let us start with the boot loader question:
Is this a dual boot system? Windows & Linux Mint?
Provided it is then it would be possible to make the Windows boot loader the primary boot loader.
Yet doing so is a bit of a hassle, because Windows does not understand Linux and you would have to add an entry to the Windows boot menu which chainloads the Grub boot loader.
In case there is no Windows on the machine, then there is absolutely no point in trying to use a Windows boot loader in order to manage Linux Mint startup.

About the fn command, which actually is the fn keyboard shortcuts, I guess: No idea why some of the fn shortcuts might work, but brightness control fails. It works here on my Acer netbook and on my Dell office notebook. Neither of the 2 obviously is an HP Omen.

For the rest:
Please, give us a full inxi report so that we know the basic details about your system.
In order to create an inxi report, open a terminal window.
Execute the command

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inxi -Fxz
exactly as it has been typed here.
Mark the complete screen text output, which inxi -Fxz will display.
Paste it into your next reply, please.

Best regards,
Karl
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Re: Few questions about my installation

Post by Tersho54 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:32 pm

karlchen wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:53 am
Hello, Tersho54.

Let us start with the boot loader question:
Is this a dual boot system? Windows & Linux Mint?
Provided it is then it would be possible to make the Windows boot loader the primary boot loader.
Yet doing so is a bit of a hassle, because Windows does not understand Linux and you would have to add an entry to the Windows boot menu which chainloads the Grub boot loader.
In case there is no Windows on the machine, then there is absolutely no point in trying to use a Windows boot loader in order to manage Linux Mint startup.

About the fn command, which actually is the fn keyboard shortcuts, I guess: No idea why some of the fn shortcuts might work, but brightness control fails. It works here on my Acer netbook and on my Dell office notebook. Neither of the 2 obviously is an HP Omen.

For the rest:
Please, give us a full inxi report so that we know the basic details about your system.
In order to create an inxi report, open a terminal window.
Execute the command

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inxi -Fxz
exactly as it has been typed here.
Mark the complete screen text output, which inxi -Fxz will display.
Paste it into your next reply, please.

Best regards,
Karl
Thank you very much for your help. Yes I installed Windows 10 and Linux Mint on my laptop. It's a dual boot system. I would like to use the original windows boot loader but not the other one created by Grub. So I would like to say to Grub to use the original boot loader.

I will give you the report very soon. When the screen closes, the laptop still working but it's impossible to open the screen (black screen) again. It's impossible to turn off the computer or to put on stand by. The laptop does not go to sleep.

(I don't know why I didn't receive a notification for your answer :roll: )

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Re: Few questions about my installation

Post by Tersho54 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:19 am

The result of the command :

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System:    Host: Bilal-OMEN-by-HP Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64
           bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: HP product: OMEN by HP Laptop 15-dc0xxx serial: <filter>
           Mobo: HP model: 84DB v: 93.20 serial: <filter>
           UEFI: AMI v: F.06 date: 09/04/2018
Battery    BAT0: charge: 67.0 Wh 100.0% condition: 67.0/67.0 Wh (100%)
           model: HP Primary status: Full
CPU:       6 core Intel Core i7-8750H (-MT-MCP-) 
           arch: Skylake rev.10 cache: 9216 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 26496
           clock speeds: max: 4100 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 800 MHz
           4: 800 MHz 5: 800 MHz 6: 800 MHz 7: 800 MHz 8: 800 MHz 9: 800 MHz
           10: 800 MHz 11: 800 MHz 12: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP104M [GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6
           drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@144.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: NV134 version: 4.3 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Device a348 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-36-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Device a370 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 00:14.3
           IF: wlo1 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 3c:00.0
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1256.3GB (2.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: KXG50ZNV256G_TOSHIBA size: 256.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM049 size: 1000.2GB temp: 37C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 84G used: 16G (20%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 16.38GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
           fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 46.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 300 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 1048.8/15958.8MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56
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Re: Few questions about my installation

Post by Tersho54 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:19 am

The result of the command :

https://imgur.com/a/zpxxVWG

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