After the latest HP vendor BIOS update for my Envy x360 13m-ag0XXX I can't boot - not even run USB installation memory stick - of Linux system (using OpenSuse Tumbleweed). The boot process does start but after a certain point (I'm not sure yet which one) the screen goes blank and the system freezes. It seems that this BIOS update has disabled my HP Envy x360 laptop from running Linux.

Here is more detailed info about the BIOS update:


F.19 Rev.A

Operating systems:
Windows 10 (64-bit)

Release date:
Aug 29, 2018

File name:
sp91692.exe(19.9 MB)
Fix and enhancements:
- Fixes an issue which causes the touch screen to stop functioning properly.

It appears that this BIOS update may not be compatible with the latest Linux kernels - I also tried to boot from Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS USB stick. After a short moment the screen goes blank and the system hangs just like in Tumbleweed case.

Interestingly, I am able to boot Leap 15 which doesn't have the latest Kernel version.