Clevo N850HK1

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The N850HK1 is a Laptop model made by the Taiwanese OEM manufacturer Clevo sold under many different names and brands.

The particular variant described below is distributed under the name of G1050Ti-15PL22 by Dream Machines.

Hardware

Standard

Device Make/model Status Vendor ID / Product ID Kernel driver(s) Kernel version Notes
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ Works N/A N/A 4.14.65 Thermal throttling under heavy load.
Video card 0 NVIDIA Corporation GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] Works 10de:1c8c nvidia 4.14.65 Nouveau, Bumblebee, Primusrun have not been tested.
Video card 1 Intel Corporation Device Works 8086:591b ? 4.14.65 Only tested briefly before installing the NVIDIA driver.
Audio Intel Corporation CM238 HD Audio Controller Works 8086:a171 snd_hda_intel 4.14.65 Needs some configuration to work properly.
Ethernet Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller Works 10ec:8168 r8169 4.14.65 The interface is named enp3s0f1.
WiFi Intel Corporation Wireless 8265 / 8275 Works 8086:24fd iwlwifi 4.14.65
Fingerprint reader EgisTec ES603 Unusable 1c7a:0603 fprint 4.14.65 Scanning fingers rarely works. Crashes fingerprint-gui after enrolling the first finger.

Installation

A standard installation procedure results in a working system.

Kernel

This is recommended for all systems using snd_hda_intel:

KERNEL
Device Drivers  --->
    <*> Sound card support  --->
        <*> Advanced Linux Sound Architecture  --->
            (2048) Pre-allocated buffer size for HD-audio driver

This may be required if you plan to use nvidia-drivers: You may encounter the following error during emerging:

root #emerge nvidia-drivers
FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko uses GPL-only symbol 'mutex_destroy'

Disable CONFIG_DEBUG_MUTEXES in the kernel's .config file to fix this.

Troubleshooting

Screen tearing with binary NVIDIA drivers

FILE /etc/X11/xorg.confFixing screen tearing
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier "layout"
	Screen 0 "nvidia"
	Inactive "intel"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier "nvidia"
	Driver "nvidia"
	BusID "01:00:0"
	Option "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "nvidia"
	Device "nvidia"
	Option "AllowEmptyInitialConfiguration"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier "intel"
	Driver "modesetting"
	BusID "00:02:0"
	Option "AccelMethod" "none"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "intel"
	Device "intel"
EndSection

Sound crackling & broken audio hotplugging

FILE /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf(append this, don't replace the whole file)
options snd-hda-intel model=headset-mic
options snd-hda-intel probe_mask=1 # You can also try probe_mask=8 if this fails