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danidepadawan
Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎10-20-2018
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Message 1 of 9

Linux/Ubuntu on Ideapad 330s 15ARR

Hi everyone, 
I would like to know if this laptop is compatible with Ubuntu, and if yes what version and what steps are required, because I've read that the installation of this OS could bug the UEFI/BIOS and make it not save the changes. Is it real? And should I update the bios before installing linux?
Thanks in advance to all!

NicoD
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Message 2 of 9

Re: Linux/Ubuntu on Ideapad 330s 15ARR

Dear all,

I have the same problem on installing linux (ubuntu, mint) as a dual boot with windows 10 on my ideapad 330s 15ARR.

 

any help or guidlines will be welcome.

jeremy972
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Registered: ‎10-12-2011
Location: US
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Message 3 of 9

Re: Linux/Ubuntu on Ideapad 330s 15ARR

The only issue with Linux Mint 19 or Ubuntu 18.04 that I know of is that it needs a kernel patch for touchpad support

Draj82
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Registered: ‎12-04-2018
Location: IN
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Message 4 of 9

Re: Linux/Ubuntu on Ideapad 330s 15ARR

@ NicoD  @Fanfold Paper
did you guys get any solution for installaing Ubuntu 16.04 64bit or 18.04 on  Ideapad 330s 15ARR?
If yes please share.

Toz
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Registered: ‎12-09-2018
Location: DE
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Message 5 of 9

Re: Linux/Ubuntu on Ideapad 330s 15ARR

I installed Kubuntu 18.04 on our 330S without any issues. The wifi driver kept on returning a 6Mbit/s and there were/are error messages in dmesg related to the wifi adapter but after quite some back and forth this turned out to be a false flag.

 

If the OS reports back 6MBit/s no matter what, do an actual test. In our case actual throughput was significanlty higher.

Draj82
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Registered: ‎12-04-2018
Location: IN
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Re: Linux/Ubuntu on Ideapad 330s 15ARR

Thanks @Toz for confirmation!!
I will try kubuntu..

Did you try any other gnome flavor?
Did you require any specific bios setting/updates to Bios?

Toz
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Registered: ‎12-09-2018
Location: DE
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Message 7 of 9

Re: Linux/Ubuntu on Ideapad 330s 15ARR

I didn't, firmly sold on KDE :-)
The DE shouldn't make a difference though. Didn't go through any other additional steps. Touchpad worked out of the box.
By the way our 330S is a 15IKB, not sure if this makes a difference.
Draj82
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Registered: ‎12-04-2018
Location: IN
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Message 8 of 9

Re: Linux/Ubuntu on Ideapad 330s 15ARR

mine is AMD Ryzen 5,
do not know if that is the problem..

anyways will download and try Kubuntu 18.04 and will post the results in couple of days Smiley Happy

migmolper
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Registered: ‎12-11-2018
Location: ES
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Re: Linux/Ubuntu on Ideapad 330s 15ARR

I have the same problems, and to fix the trackpad issue I have installed Debian 9 and next the latest Linux kernel. But if I try to install the Nvidia's drivers I have problems with the kernel. So I will reinstall debian and wait for a less problematic driver :-/. Ps : Tell us if Kubuntu works fine.

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