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Re: Linux Only BIOS Update For Yoga 910?

2017-01-24, 11:59 AM

<< duplicate - sorry >>

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Re: Linux Only BIOS Update For Yoga 910?

2017-01-24, 15:46 PM

Completely disagree. This laptop is awesome! I'm running ARCH with xmonad and it is soo performant. Even on ARCH I'm getting 10-15 hours of battery life. I'm also running f2fs filesystem format, and my spin up / spin down times are like instant. I can leave this computer closed for a few days, open it back up, and bam still at the same battery % and instantly available.

 

Also, don't believe the people whining. This turned out to be one of the easiest devices to install linux on for me, but YMMV.

 

And Courtney, just set up key mappings via xmodmap. Just takes a few minutes. Personally I like leaving fn keys the way they are, but I swapped the Up arrow key and the Shift key and never looked back.

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Re: Linux Only BIOS Update For Yoga 910?

2017-01-24, 21:47 PM

Firstly, sorry for all the duplicate.  Everytime I posted, the forum said it didn't work and retry, or reported an authentication error.  I don't appear to have the option to delete them.

 

I think if you have to remap keys then that's an indication of a design flaw.

 

Thanks for the tip about xmodmap. I had read elsewhere that it was not possible to remap the fn keys on the Yoga 910.  I will give this a try.

 

I agree that the battery life is amazing -- I don't have to carry around a charger.

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Re: Linux Only BIOS Update For Yoga 910?

2017-01-25, 7:20 AM

 Yeah I did the same thing on my first post here, not the best UI.. but yeah, it's definitely a design flaw. I mean what were they thinking with that shift key, it's absurd. However those flaws are mitigated when using Linux. I think it's a much bigger deal for those sticking with Windows because you cant map keys in the OS (I don't think). So not having like a BIOS option for the function keys is a deal breaker for many people. Anyway, good luck with your setup! You can reference my xmodmap if it helps: github.com/SamTay/dotfiles

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Re: Linux Only BIOS Update For Yoga 910?

2017-02-21, 0:39 AM

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I will work with forum admin to see in which way we can share the special bios to customers who use Linux as OS.

We'd appriciate that a lot!

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Re: Linux Only BIOS Update For Yoga 910?

2017-02-21, 0:49 AM

slipperysam wrote:You can reference my xmodmap if it helps: github.com/SamTay/dotfiles

Hi Sam!

Can you provide the original file to, so that one compare what you changed (my keyboard is quite different: German Yoga 910 model)?

And a bit more about the xmonad/xinitrc file, I don't have a real clue how to get that working.

Tkx in advance!

Dirk

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Re: Linux Only BIOS Update For Yoga 910?

2017-03-16, 9:51 AM

Hi,

 

I am a very long time Arch user on desktop. I plan to buy a Lenovo Yoga 10 and was looking around to see how a Linux install was possible.

According to your post, your laptop works perfectly well under Arch. I am very glad to hear that. Do you dual boot or removed w10? As for the touchscreen, I guess it is not working under linux. Am I wromg?

 

Thank you for your testimony as it helped me in my decision to buy the beast.

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Re: Linux Only BIOS Update For Yoga 910?

2017-03-16, 22:05 PM

If you can, I recommend dual booting for not other reasont than to be able to revert the function keys.

 

The function keys all perform alternate function by default.  So if you press F3, you turn your volume up.  If you want to perform a find, you have to press Fn + F3.

 

You can only change this behaviour from Windows.  Once you change it from Windows, it will carry through when you boot Linux.

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Re: Linux Only BIOS Update For Yoga 910?

2017-03-17, 17:36 PM

My touchscreen does work out of the box, however the only gestured recognized is as if my finger touching the screen is a mouse down event. That means if I put my finger on the screen and swipe up, instead of scrolling down as you'd expect, it just tries to highlight text. There are various packages on different linux distros to handle various touch screen gestures -- I'd just look up popular packages for your distro. I haven't on mine because I don't need/want the touch screen.

Also I forget the exact changes made to xmodmap. Surprised I didn't make a second commit with changes, usually I'm good about that. But this https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/xmodmap should be enough to go on. I remember it was super easy.

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Re: Linux Only BIOS Update For Yoga 910?

2017-03-26, 20:24 PM

Hey slipperysam

 

Thanks for your post! I am a Ubuntu Gnome user and wanted to switch to Arch but I would like to make sure that everything will work if I make the switch. You mentioned that you used f2fs file system, did you have to apply any other fixes (e.g. to get wifi working)? Is the general guide good enough for the yoga 910 (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_guide)?

 

Update:

Found this guide: http://www.bhartiya.io/always-updated-arch-linux-tutorial/30411

I would still like to know if everything works normally though.

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