4k nvidia HP Zbook

Hello. I am thinking about switching to Endeavour from Manjaro for two main reasons (1) I want to try a distro even closer to Arch than Manjaro to see how well I can keep up with it and the issues that will arise having a more cutting edge distro (2) I want support for my 4k HP zbook with an nvidia graphics card.

I have hacked my way through Manjaro KDE to mostly get the 4 k to work properly in 95% of cases but I do not even remember how I got there. I have installed Endeavour on virtualbox and tried it out and like it but graphically is it bad there but in my experience everything related to screen resolution is bad hack on virtualbox. I am pleased that the functionality of Endeavour is there though.

So my question relates to how likely am I to get Endeavour to provide 4k support off the start and continually on my hp zbook? I know that nobody will know for certain but I would like to hear anyone’s experiences or speculations.

thanks very much

system:    Kernel: 5.4.85-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.4 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP ZBook 15 G6 v: N/A serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: HP model: 860F v: KBC Version 65.23.00 serial: <filter> UEFI: HP v: R92 Ver. 01.03.04 date: 11/06/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 81.0 Wh condition: 81.0/81.0 Wh (100%) model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Full 
CPU:       Info: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-9850H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake note: check rev: D L2 cache: 12 MiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 62431 
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 801 
           9: 800 10: 800 11: 800 12: 800 
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA TU117GLM [Quadro T2000 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nvidia v: 455.45.01 
           bus ID: 01:00.0 
           Device-2: Quanta HP HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-7:2 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 driver: nvidia resolution: 3840x2160 
           OpenGL: renderer: Quadro T2000/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 455.45.01 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
           Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
           Device-3: Logitech G433 Gaming Headset type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus ID: 1-4:11 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.85-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-LM vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: efa0 bus ID: 00:1f.6 
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 4000 bus ID: 70:00.0 
           IF: wlp112s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 412.86 GiB (35.3%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G-1006 size: 238.47 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Axiom model: 1TB size: 931.51 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 68.71 GiB used: 29.15 GiB (42.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
           ID-2: /boot/efi size: 8.78 GiB used: 344 KiB (0.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-3: /home size: 807.27 GiB used: 383.71 GiB (47.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4 
Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 31.25 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/sda3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0 C mobo: 37.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 36 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 297 Uptime: 1d 14h 13m Memory: 31.22 GiB used: 5.39 GiB (17.3%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 
           clang: 11.0.0 Packages: 1711 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.0 inxi: 3.2.01

Hard to promise anything, but if you start the machine with the USB installer and it is OK before install, then we know it is possible to get it installed properly.

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As it relates to 4K support I don’t think it will be materially different from what you are seeing in Manjaro.

Without knowing what your specific issues are it is hard to say. plasma has had pretty solid 4K support for quite some time.

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I personally think it will be fine. I see Nvidia graphics in the hardware list but not the Intel HD 630 so it must be turned off and only running on dedicated GPU? Hardware looks good on Manjaro so i think it will actually be better on EndeavourOS Kde. But I’m kinda biased since using Kde Plasma on EndeavourOS myself on an HP but only 1920x1080 HD. This is a much higher end HP laptop, I’m jealous!

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Thanks all. I just need to go pickup my external hard disc at the office to make a backup and then I think I will try installing Endeavour. I like to reinstall or try a new distro periodically anyway because it forces me to get rid of all deadwood I accumulate trying things out.


Welcome to the forum!

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Hello @duple

Just wondering if you had a chance at installing EndeavourOS on that 4K HPZBook with Nvidia?

Hello. Thanks for the followup. I have not installed it yet but have the full intention of doing it. I got my external hard drive and made a backup but I am in a time crunch (I am not sure what is happening and if this has anything to do with covid but everybody seems to want something done before mid Feb) and I am hesitant to try a new install now. Maybe on the weekend. I will let you know though and I keep an eye on the forum here. Seems like a very friendly and helpful place and that gives me more confidence that if I do encounter issues, I can find friendly help.

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I did it I am now running EOS on a lenovo t440s. It is not the most powerful machine and is a bit old but it is running EOS flawlessly. Battery life is excellent despite the fact that the battery is old. Installed my important software from AUR with yay. I really like the welcome box, I normally ignore those when I install a distro but this one is useful and I like the instructions for customizing it. I can see that this could be something that I might keep and not just remove and forget.

If all works out, I will switch from manjaro on my main work machine when I get past this work period.

thanks everyone.

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