i have recently bought a HP Pavilion x360 14-ba017ng with only Windows atm, but i want to install a Linux Distribution on this notebook. My only concern is that this notebook has active pen, tablet mode and touch and if this works correctly.

I already did some research but most posts and information i found are at least a year old.

So my questions are,

what distribution would you people prefer for active pen input and touchscreen/table mode?

are there any actual known problems with this kind of inputmethods?

Best Regards :)

  • Did you find a solution? Apr 21, 2019 at 8:21
  • I am not sure how similar the Pavilion x360 is to the Spectre. Touch, Pen, and Tilt work on the HP Spectre x360 15t with Intel On-Board Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GPU. I suggest creating a Live ISO, booting into it, and testing your hardware without installing Ubuntu. (See tutorials.ubuntu.com/tutorial/…). This test will quickly answer if your hardware works with Ubuntu. But if it doesn't work in this quick test, you may just have to work a little harder to get everything running.
    – Enterprise
    Nov 21, 2019 at 1:45

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I have just received my new Asus Zenbook Flip and I'm about to install Ubuntu 17.10, so I'll report back here on my success / lack thereof.

You asked 4 months ago, did you learn anything yourself about this in the meantime?

Update: I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 and the pen works 100%.

  • what i learned was that if you wan't to know it, install it..... most stuff i found says "it's different on every machine / manufacturer .....
    – Sappel
    Mar 21, 2018 at 8:50

HP support is garbage. Touch screen works out of the box and tilt driver was promised by AMD since August. General compatibility, particularly around ACPI though is horrible.

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