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notebook Pavilion - 15-bc401ns
model: Pavilion - 15-bc401ns(model id: 1995)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
Hewlett Packard
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
can free operating systems be installed?
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
year of commercialization:
compatibility with free software:
tested on:
Trisquel 8.0 Flidas
tested with the following kernel libre:
video card model:
NVIDIA Corporation GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] (rev a1) (not specified how it works)
wifi model:
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8822BE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi adapter (it does not work)
webcam model:
(it works)

dmesg shows (4.4.0-119-generic):

[    3.814642] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0006 -> 0007)
[    3.814711] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: unknown chipset (137000a1)

lspci also reports the following videocard

VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 (rev 07)

To say that videocard works with 3D I saw some screensavers like MirrorBlob from xscreensaver-gl package.

I didn't found the webcam using the command line. However, it is reported

HP Wide Vision HD Camera with integrated dual array digital microphone

in https://support.hp.com/za-en/document/c06005328.

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