HCL - Clevo NH55HPQ

Hi there,

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brand: |
model: |
bios: |
cpu: |
  11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-11800H @ 2.30GHz
cpu-short: |
chipset: |
  Intel Corporation 11th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers [8086:9a36] (rev 05)
chipset-short: |
gpu: |
  Intel Corporation TigerLake-H GT1 [UHD Graphics] [8086:9a60] (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
  NVIDIA Corporation GA106M [GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile / Max-Q] [10de:2520] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
gpu-short: |
network: |
  Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
  Intel Corporation Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (rev 1a)
memory: |
scsi: |

usb: |

- works:
  qubes: |
  xen: |
  kernel: |
  remark: |
  credit: |
  link: |


Disclaimer: I’m just a normal user, not an expert!

I bought a Clevo NH55HPQ halfway across the world as the country I live in doesn’t have Clevo’s (and those windows-laptops with similar hardware specs are double the price).
Bought laptop overseas, added RAM and SSD’s locally.

Clevo NH55HPQ

Processor: Intel Core i7-11800H (8 Cores / 16 Threads) – 2.30GHz (Turbo 4.6 GHz) – 24MB Intel® Smart Cache – 35w-45w TDP
Memory:	2x DDR4 locks (expandable up to 64 GB SODIMM / up to 3200MHz)

> => I installed 2x Kingston Laptop 32GB - DDR4 - 3200MHz-Non-ECC unbuffered - CL22 - 1.2v - SODIMM

Screen_display: 15.6″ LED FULL-HD 1920×1080 with 144Hz (Matt) 72% NTSC
Luminance 300 cd/m² (Nits) – eDP (2 Lanes) , eDP1.3
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX-3060 – 6GB DDR6 Video Memory – DirectX 12.1 – NH55HPQ
Intel® UHD Graphics for 11th Gen Intel® Processors – DirectX 12.1
1 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4x4
1 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x4 / SATA interface
1 x 2.5″ (7mm) SATA HDD support

> => I installed:
* ZP4000GM3A013 FIRECUDA 530 NVME SSD 4TB M.2S PCIE GEN4, R/W(Max) 7,300MB/s/6,900MB/s
* Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB M.2 (2280),NVMe SSD R/W(Max) 3,500MB/s/3,300MB/s, 500K/480K IOPS
* Samsung 870 QVO MZ-77Q8T0BW 8TB , Samsung V-NAND, SATA III 6GB/s, R/W(Max) 560MB/s/530MB/s, 2.5inch. 7mm

Intel High Definition Audio + SOUND BLASTER™ cinema 5
Built-in Microphone and Stereo speakers
6-in-1 Card Reader ( MMC / RSMMC / SD / MINI SD / SDHC / SDXC)
1x Mini Display Port 1.2
1x USB 3.1 gene 2 (Type-C) (DisplayPort supported only with RTX3060 version!)
1x USB 3.2 gen 2 port
1x USB 3.2 gen 1 port
1x USB 2.0 port
1x 3.5mm 2-in-1 Audio Jack (sound/microphone) (The 3.5mm Microphone jack is switched off when in use)
1x 3.5mm Microphone jack
1x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN port
1 Megapixel Webcam
Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000MB)
Intel AX200 802.11AX dual-band 2.4 and 5.0 Ghz + Bluetooth V5.1
US International (QWERTY) with keyboard lighting (multiple colours). Other keyboard layouts are possible, see configuration options*.
Keyboard backlight (multicoloured)
Support for Kensington lock
Support for TPM 2.0 (Windows only)
Long battery life up to 4 hours (48.96WH Lithium-Ion)**.
180W AC Adapter 100~240V
Selected (EU, US, UK, IT, DK, CH, AU or ZA) plug included
Colour: Black
361 mm x 258 mm x 28 mm
(14.2 x 10.2 x 1.1 inches)
Weight: 2.2 kg (4.85 lbs) (including battery)***

*Hardware depending on configuration.
**Battery life depending on configuration and ideal conditions.
***Weight depending on configuration. Weight tolerance is about 5%.

The shop I bought this laptop from told me this laptop is not compatible with Qubes OS (due to older kernel), so I chose to install Qubes R4.1rc2
I had some issues, like I could not get the installer to use over-provisioning of the SSD’s, so I used a xubuntu live USB to install LVM over LUKS, creating the pools and LV’s Qubes created, but allowing only 90% of the SSD’s being used, leaving 10% on each disk for over-provisioning. Of course all pools and LV’s are thinly-provisioned.
I was not so familiar with LVM when I started, so there may be better ways (maybe decreasing the pool from 100% to 90% after the install?). Anyway, I learned a lot in the process.

WiFi is still not working in QubesOS (it works in xubuntu LiveUSB*). Low priority now.
Since this laptop does not have hardware switches I may opt for a wired connection to a Raspberry Pi, that provides WiFi, that way I can run the first firewall and first VPN on the raspberry pi (with blackarch, with honey-pot). I have never used ArchLinux before, so on long term todo list for now. ((-: I’m soo looking forward to Qubes Air!!! ;-))
*) although when installing xubuntu in another LV next to dom0 (as dual-boot, not inside Qubes), wifi doesn’t work in xubuntu out of the box either.

For now my /boot partition is not encrypted yet (that my explain the: tpm: ‘unknown’… maybe… not sure). Will rerun qubes-hcl-report once /boot is encrypted (but don’t hold your breath!)

Also on my todo-list, once I learn LVM a bit more… is use some kind of software-RAID so dom0 runs on every SSD for maximum redundancy: RAID0 over 3 SSD’s of different r/w speed => SSD1 - write-mostly(SSD2 - write-mostly(SSD3))

Have been using Qubes on this laptop now for 3 days… apart from the above, the rest seems to be working fine.
I hope this post will be useful to someone.

If you let me know how I can open the .cpio.gz file and delete the serial numbers, then I’ll add it too.

A point of attention within an infinite state of consciousness having an experience.

P.S. And a huge THANK YOU! to everyone involved creating this AWESOME OS!!!

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Thank you @Random684321684219 for this HCL report, which is now online.

Challenge accepted :stuck_out_tongue:

That’s actually a good point… :thinking:

This is your wifi:

This will fix it:

Absolute beast of a machine, by the way. Should provide you with much joyness of the Qubic variety :slight_smile: