06-29-2017 02:45 PM
The new Ubuntu Desktop 17.04 64bit will also boot into Live mode from a microSD card on the Windows Version of the Yoga Book.
It seems to run quite performant and I was able to connect a 1440p external monitor.
Unfortunately I have the same issues that okflo described for 16.04, all of the following devices won't work:
WLAN, Touchscreen, Halo Keyboard, Pen Input.
I connected an external mouse, keyboard and ethernet adapter with a USB hub, that worked very well.
I'll try a bit more, but I'm happy about any ideas on how to solve this :-)
07-12-2017 02:46 PM
some commands you can try (and post the output here):
To identify hardware (WLAN and maybe others):
To list all connected USB devices (porbably just what you connected but there are rumors that hardware developers attach internal hardware via hidden USB connections):
To check what input devices are detected:
To list all hardware (lshw doesnt ship with all distributions by default though):
The output of all of those commands is pretty long, you could e.g. write it to a file and then upload that somewhere
The Yoga book looks very interesting but I don't want to be stuck with Win10 or Gapps. Also i think its missing a thunderbolt port but thats a minor thing that probably won't be a problem in the next few years.
08-03-2017 01:38 AM
08-21-2017 12:20 PM
To make working Wi-Fi you must create a file brcmfmac4356-pcie.txt into directory /lib/firmware /brcm/.
You should enter supervisor mode with su command.
Aftre that, type in terminal these commands:
mount -t efivarfs none /sys/firmware/efi/efivars cat /sys/firmware/efi/efivars/nvram-74b00bd9-805a-4d61-b51f-43268123d113 > /lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac4356-pcie.txt
Reboot Yoga Book and configure your WiFi interface.
I would to know if anyone has Bluetooth working (perhaps BlueTooth is embedded in 4356 Broadcom chip).
05-14-2018 05:28 PM - edited 05-14-2018 05:29 PM
Just reviving this topic.
I tried to run (livecd) the latest version of Ubuntu (18.04) without success.
1) Make a bootable USB (I used a 8GB microSD card, and connected that to a USB - microUSB OTG adapter.
2) I booted into BIOS and turned Secure Boot off.
3) Accessing the BIOS again, I selected the USB device as a bootable option.
4) The Yoga Book displays the Ubuntu splash screen, then hangs and never loads properly.
5) I've tried connecting an external keyboard, mouse and usb-to-ethernet adapter, on a USB hub (all of these devices worked when the Yoga Book was running Win10). Sadly, I can't get past the Ubuntu splash screen.
If anyone has made any real progress, do post here. The Yoga Book, running Win10, is horribly slow. I do hope we can eventually install Linux on it one day in the future.
08-06-2018 04:59 PM
in our telegram group https://t.me/joinchat/HWK1CQ6nVK2rKnmFBmz81g we got wifi, touch and rotating work under 18.04, but the others are difficult to fix, hope lenovo will give us more options