04-06-2017 11:29 AM
Can i install linux(Ubuntu) in the new 2017 model, ie Yoga 720 15"
thanks in advance
04-13-2017 08:38 AM - edited 04-14-2017 07:38 AM
I tried to install linux on the lenovo yoga 720 but had no luck. My approach was:
1. I disabled all security options in bios
2. Trying to boot the installer
3. Getting a black screen and fan went full power.
I tried Ubuntu 16.10, the newest Kali Linux, Ubuntu 16.10 and Manjaro 17.0.1.
Also following boot options for the isntaller kernel didn't help:
nomodeset, noapic, nolapic, only-ubiquity
Ok I managed to install Arch Linux with a working Gnome.
Steps to reproduce:
1.Boot into windows and install all updates and create a recovery partition with systemdata on an usb drive
2.Change the SATA mode in Bios to AHCI
3.Wipe the complete disk and install ArchLinux in UEFI mode
4.Option to change BIOS to legacy is now available change it
5.Manjaro Linux disk will boot now and you can install in legacy mode
6.I decided to give it in UEFI mode another try, and changed the bios back to UEFI mode
7.Reinstall ArchLinux and this time it boots without problems.
04-14-2017 07:13 PM
Great job. Ive been eyeing the 720 for purchase, but dont want to risk it till I know linux will work.
How well does it work ? Any issues ? Do you think wiping the entire drive is required.
04-15-2017 12:06 AM
I don't know. The problem was that the Linux kernel simply didn't boot. It stuck exactly after loading the vmlinuz image. I thought it might be using another video output, but no mode setting could help me. You have definitely to change the sata mode (as else Linux won't recognize the drive) which will cause problems to the windows installation and you will probably have to change from UEFI to legacy back to UEFI. Things that work are: Wifi, Bluetooth, sound camera, keyboard special keys, deactivating the touch and keyboard in tablet mode, battery overview, USB-A port. I managed to playback videos with WiFi connection on 40% of the brightness for 5h, with still around 27% battery life left. This can be improved by configuring your distribution better. Things that I think I have to configure and will then work are autoscreen rotation. In Manjaro Linux if you rotate the screen the touchscreen is also rotated and works perfectly. In standard arch Linux it doesn't do that. Still investigating why. I haven't tested the usb-c ports as I don't have any hardware for them.
04-24-2017 06:34 PM - edited 04-25-2017 09:44 AM
Got Kali 2016.2 to boot into live mode after switching boot mode to legacy and storage from RAID to ACHI.
Touchpad and Wireless were not functional.
Touchscreen was functional
DPI too hight to use - can change scaling in gnome-tweak-tool
Used a USB-C to ethernet adapter to connect to internet.
Kali installed without issue. Without an internet connection, Grub would fail to install
After install, trying to login caused the system to crash.
Performed a full apt-get upgrade dist-upgrade from recovery mode. Fixed the crashing, wireless, and DPI issues. Still have no luck getting the touchpad to work
05-06-2017 12:53 PM - edited 05-06-2017 12:55 PM
Mealejan, just to make sure on this post, you were able to get the touchpad working on Manjaro Linux? I have not been able to get it working under Fedora, none of the drivers will bind to it, even when echoing the id into /sys/module
What kernel version/driver/etc did you use to get the touchpad to work?
05-07-2017 10:33 PM - edited 05-07-2017 10:34 PM
I can't rmember which kernel version of manjaro was at that time delivered with the gnome version. Currently I am runnning Arch with 4.10.13-1-ARCH. I can remeber that everything was running out of the box, except the finger print reader which seems to never willing to be supported.
cat /proc/bus/input/devices gives me for the touch pad:
Name=MSFT0001:01 06CB:7F8F Touchpad
It seems to be connected over the i2c bus. Do you have the same output?
Check if it is listed in the output of :
The hid_multitouch kernel module seems to enable the functionality.
Are you running X11 or Mir?
What do you mean by echoing the id into sys/module? Can you give me the exact command that you used?
Just to be sure, what happens if you press the fn+f6 key? Is it working then?