HCL - System76 Galago Pro 2 (N131BU)

QubesOS works fine.

It showed the common error “Unable to reset PCI device” error as described on: PCI troubleshooting | Qubes OS and followed the instructions as provided there which resolved the issue.

  • Webcam works
  • Mic works
  • USB works
  • wifi works
  • CAT45 Network card works
  • USB works
  • Suspend works, if you wait the 30 seconds and let it turn off itself.

If you click yes to avoid the 30 second wait it goes to the login screen instead.
Then at the top you need to select Suspend again to make it to Suspend. Not sure if related to the hardware.)

Screen does not turn-off when machine is idle for a while but goes black instead. Screen backlight remains on. Have not found a solution for that but it is minor.

High Resolution screen causes everything to be extremely small and configuring this correctly takes time. See for the solution (thanks to the amazing @Sven) here: 4k font size dom0 vs vm - #9 by trounces

System76 Galago Models support CoreBoot automatically from the Galago Pro 3 and on which is awesome. But for the Galago Pro 2 you need to purchase some hardware to flash it manually (something I did not do yet but this is not recommended for the normal user). See: https://github.com/system76/firmware-open/tree/master/models/galp2 and https://github.com/system76/firmware-open/blob/master/docs/flashing.md (this manual flashing does not apply to the newer Galago’s which you can install coreboot on without flashing using any hardware).

brand: |
model: |
Galago Pro
bios: |
cpu: |
Intel(R) Core™ i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz
cpu-short: |
chipset: |
Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v6/7th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers [8086:5904] (rev 02)
chipset-short: |
gpu: |
Intel Corporation HD Graphics 620 [8086:5916] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
gpu-short: |
network: |
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
Intel Corporation Wireless 8265 / 8275 (rev 78)
memory: |
scsi: |

usb: |

  • works:
    qubes: |
    xen: |
    kernel: |
    remark: |
    credit: |
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Thank you @trounces for your HCL report, which is online now.


While working for a while now on QubesOS 4.1 I noticed the following issues:

When the Xfce Power Manager turns off the screen, it does not really turn off, it just turns blank, while I set it to turn off after 10 minutes but it remains blank so in the dark you can continue to see the blank screen glowing light. For hours. When I move the mouse the login screen returns which then disappears after a while but the screen remains on.

When I suspend and Resume the laptop the external HDD (block device) have disconnected.

I saw the Suspend/resume troubleshooting | Qubes OS but that did not resolve it. I have not found a solution so far. The last one I do not know if this is related to the System76 hardware or something else.


remains blank so in the dark you can continue to see the blank screen glowing light

I have the same issue sometimes under R4.0. What always fixes it for me:

  • open “Scrensaver”
  • File | Restart Daemon
  • Advanced | Display Power Management …
    • uncheck and re-check “Power Management Enabled”
    • uncheck and re-check “Quick Power-off in Blank Only Mode”

The last option is the one that needs to be checked for the effect you wish to see. However every now and then it seems to stop working and I do the dance above.


Awesome!! That worked.

I was at the Xfce Power Manager in the power manager menu but that was the wrong place to be.

I assume it isn’t possible to remove or disable the Display tab from the Xfce Power Manager to help avoid others from changing the screen settings there instead of the XscreenSaver Preferences screen? That could be a solution.