I recently switched to Ubuntu to make full use of my HP Envy x360 flipbook. I was planning to use iio-sensor-proxy to detect the screen flipping, but it does not work.

When, following the instructions on here: https://github.com/haDescription: Ubuntu 19.04 dess/iio-sensor-proxy I run udevadm info --export-db no iio device appears on the list.

The command gdbus introspect --system --dest net.hadess.SensorProxy --object-path /net/hadess/SensorProxy produces the following error message:

Error: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name net.hadess.SensorProxy was not provided by any .service files

I'm currently running Ubuntu 19.04 with kernel 5.0.0-15-generic

Any pointers?


Right now there isn't a fix for this, because it is a driver level issue. I just learned from Phoronix that the new driver will be released probably with the new 5.6/5.7 Kernel, which is approaching completion now. Obviously this affects only people who have HP Envy models with AMD APU's. We just have to wait until the release of the new Kernel.

  • Do you know if there's any update on that? I couldn't find any news on the subject – IncrediblyConvoluted Dec 13 '20 at 18:30
  • @IncrediblyConvoluted Last time I checked out, the drivers were not ready for kernel 5.8/5.9 I think next year we will see something – Lorenz Bonat Dec 14 '20 at 21:41
  • @IncrediblyConvoluted Here the article that confirms that the module will arrive with kernel 5.11, we just need to wait. – Lorenz Bonat Dec 16 '20 at 9:09

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