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I'm looking at buying a new laptop and I want to run Linux full time. I was looking at this laptop and I wanted to know if it's hardware would be compatible and if the finger print sensor would work.

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I just got this model today and I installed Ubuntu 18.04 (daily build, downloaded from here). Everything worked just fine during the installation (sound, touch pad etc). When Ubuntu installer needed to reboot, that failed. Stucked with message "soft lockup, CPU#1 stuck for 22s!"

Installed latest kernel and latest Nvidia drivers (apt update ; apt install nvidia-384), that fixed the shutdown/reboot issue.

Fingerprint reader is not supported. The drivers are closed source and from what I found this person is trying to make it supported.

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    Welcome to AskUbuntu! How have you been able to install an Ubuntu release 18.04 which isn't even released yet?... Don't shout IT WORKED and don't tell us what did not help. Please instead edit your answer and reduce it to the neccessary facts to answer the OP's question – derHugo Dec 23 '17 at 16:37
  • @derHugo: Just a quick advice: please reserve code formatting for things that are identifiers, source code, listings, or generally things that are produced by or meant to be interpreted by a computer program. If you want to highlight or quote words or proper nouns (e. g. application names) in the context of natural (English) language please enclose them in underscores (_), asterisks (*), or quotation marks. There's not always a clear line but this comment of yours is clearly a case of misuse. – David Foerster Dec 23 '17 at 17:28
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    @derHugo I was writing the post while I was trying to fix the computer, sorry for my excitement and that some things worked and did not work. I will update the answer and also add a download link to Ubuntu 18.04. Of course it's not the final release, but a daily build. – Robban Dec 25 '17 at 7:12
  • @Robban, how's battery life on that laptop? – Paul Jun 15 '18 at 17:10
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    @Paul I think it's pretty great. When using the computer for browsing and simpler tasks, the battery life is really good. But when i start my Docker environment and other CPU heavy applications, the battery will last for aprox 2 hours. :-) – Robban Jun 18 '18 at 6:44

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