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kagronick
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Registered: ‎05-22-2017
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Has anyone gotten Linux to work on the 15in 720. Specifically the touchpad and fingerprint reader

I've been eyeing this laptop for a while, and was disappointed to hear that things that I have seen work out of the box for years with Linux are broken on this laptop. Namely the touchpad. This only seems to be the case on the 15in model. The 13in is reported to work fine.

 

It's unfortunate the Lenovo fails to realize that people who spend 2k on a laptop tend to be computer enthusiasts, many of whom run Linux.  I can amost guarentee the amount of RMAs they are going to get from this are going to cost more than the few hours it would take 1 or 2 developers to write a touchpad driver for Linux.

 

This is the only convertable on the market with a good GPU so I might still get it and try to either write a driver or get it working through some other means.

 

Has anyone else had any luck with the touchpad or the fingerprint reader on Linux?

legozac
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Re: Has anyone gotten Linux to work on the 15in 720. Specifically the touchpad and fingerprint reade

I purchased the yoga 720 15" intending to run linux on it.  I have tried multiple distros and the trackpad will not work with any of them.  I am very very dissapointed with my new yoga 720 15" because it does not fully support linux.

kagronick
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Re: Has anyone gotten Linux to work on the 15in 720. Specifically the touchpad and fingerprint reade

I haven't even bought mine yet because I'm waiting for the model with 4gb of graphics to come to the US. Im working with another 720 owner trying to get the touchpad working. You're welcome to join us.

 

I did email a sales rep that said all of Lenovos stuff works on Linux. Im not sure how much truth there is behind that. I haven't called them yet because I haven't got the laptop. This is the email:

 

Our system always work using Linux! I recommend to contact Lenovo Technical Support Department phone number to check which drivers you need to install to your Yoga 720 or if any features like touchpad and firngerprint reader stop working after changing to Linux.

 
Please include my rep Id  2900723530 if you are going to place an order.  I will really appreciate it!
 
You can reach Tech support at 1-800-426-7378 and 1-877-453-6686, The support will be available 24 hours!
 
Lenovo Sales Specialist
Rep. ID 2900723530
 
You should give that a shot. I will as soon as I get the thing. If you'd like to join us in trying to get this to work send me a pm.

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