02-11-2019 10:18 AM
Brand new Laptop X1E regular IPS (no touch), latest firmware installed.
During install of Centos, screen inverts. Resumes and install completes.
If closing the lid, led in capslock starts blinking, laptop is dead. powercycling only solution.
If not closing the lid - after random time cursor laggs to the unusable extent, pc more or less unusable, need to power cycle to get running again.
Anyone seen same behaviour? Resolution? Any Ideas?
According to https://access.redhat.com/ecosystem/hardware/3664211 should be ok ...
Kernel Panic on stable releases normally mean faulty hardware, but this should have been detected before shipping or?
02-16-2019 01:25 PM
Not sure what is causing this behavior, but there are a couple of things you need to be aware off:
* If you X1E runs with a BIOS version less than 1.17, you need to upgrade the BIOS. Install 1.17 (or the current version 1.18).
* I could only install Linux (I use Debian) after setting the graphics mode in the BIOS to "discrete". IMPORTANT: Do *not* change this setting if you run with a BIOS version less than 1.17. It will brick your X1E and you need to send it in for repair (that happened to me).
With this setting, your installer should work fine. If the CentOS installer refuses to cooperate, give Pop!_OS from System76 a chance. With this distribution, everything works pretty much out of the box.
02-21-2019 12:47 AM
Thanks for your reply!
Running latest firmware (1.18) and discrete graphics. :-( (also tried both 256 and 512 M mem)
Also running same version of Centos on a couple of x220 and t450s, where it performs as it should so it's clear that there is something in x1e that is not compatible.
Big disappointment as purchase was targeted as a centos machine. Hence why checking compatibility page.
Can I return and get a refund?