07-28-2018 04:51 PM
I am thinking about buying a notebook and the new IdeaPad 530s (15") series looks promising.
But since I need to be able to use linux i was wondering if there is proper driver support (touchpad, sound, fingerprint-scanner, ...) at this point. If not, when can we expect it?
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09-01-2018 01:28 PM
Well, I bought it, and, after the latest BIOS update and hours of messing with the UEFI config, finally got it working. The only thing which doesn't seem to be supported is the fingerprint reader.
09-26-2018 01:28 PM
10-13-2018 02:14 PM - edited 10-13-2018 02:56 PM
I don't think you'll have much success with Debian or Ubuntu.. I tried Antergos (Arch), but the system randomly shut down while installing. Manjaro (an other arch dirstibution, featuring a more up-to-date kernel) however worked fine - even though it took me hours configuring the UEFI and getting GRUB to work.
Before trying anything turn off any BIOS settings with may be cause trouble (even though i don't think you have to, just to be sure).
The only problem I encountered was that there isn't a driver available for the fingerprint reader - but that thing is pretty trash anyway.
Edit: I completely forgot: In the beginning, every reboot reset the UEFI - but the last BIOS update fixed it. If you run into the same issue you may have to install windows first, update the BIOS and then install linux. (I actually ended up dual-booting) My BIOS version