01-15-2019 09:58 AM
I would like to buy a laptop from the IdeaPad 530s series (14 ", AMD).
But I want to be able to use linux, I wondered if there was an appropriate driver support (touchpad, sound, fingerprint reader, ...)
In addition I am interested in all the information about linux on this laptop.
thanks in advance.
01-26-2019 01:20 PM
I have the same interest, Ideapad 530S-14ARR (Ryzen 5). Current offer at Cdiscount.com is too good :-)
My preliminary plan would be to :
o setup machine with Windows first, update BIOS
o disable Safe Boot in BIOS
o boot with USB (Linux Mint), probably prepare a USB mouse if touchpad does not work
o change size of Windows partion to smaller, maybe 50GB, to free space
o install Mint to this free space as dual boot
o install Linux kernel 4.19.x (newest) for touchpad to work
... and maybe something else I have forgotten
02-04-2019 08:39 AM
OK, I received my brand new Ideapad 530S-14ARR today!
I did the setup of Windows 10 as a new machine, and updated BIOS to latest version (...50..), disabled Secure boot and Fastboot, repartitioned the SSD, with 50GB left for Windows.
Booted to Linux Mint Live USB, 19.2 Cinnamon : touchpad does not work, wifi does not work :-(
Made a USB stick with Ubuntu 18.10 : touchpad works, wifi does not work :-(
To complicate things I do not have a USB mouse, nor a USB-Ethernet adapter ....
How to proceed?
02-04-2019 02:21 PM
I was able to install Linux Mint using just tab, arrows, enter .... and then updated to kernel 4.18.0-14
My mobile phone provided network connection through USB tethering.
Now the touchpad works. But still no wifi, nor bluetooth
02-04-2019 05:48 PM
To make Wi-FI work you need to disable kernel module "ideapad_laptop"
Touchpad works on Ubuntu from start, on other distribs you need to install "i2c-amd-mp2" module
02-05-2019 04:41 AM
To complete the story, wifi and bluetooth now works, thanks to JeremyB over at forums.linuxmint.com !
In terminal, do
sudo apt install git dkms build-essential git clone -b 4.18 https://github.com/jeremyb31/ideapad-laptop.git sudo dkms add ./ideapad-laptop sudo dkms install ideapad-laptop/1.0 echo "options ideapad_laptop override_has_hw_rfkill_switch=0" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/ideapad_laptop.conf
Now I can migrate all my stuff from my old Macbook Pro (mid-2010) :-)