Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

Linux Operating SystemsOther Linux Discussions
All Forum Topics
Options

117 Posts

08-02-2015

United States of America

287 Signins

4630 Page Views

  • Posts: 117
  • Registered: ‎08-02-2015
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 4630
  • Message 1 of 9

Linux on X1?

2017-01-15, 20:55 PM

Anybody using Linux on either the X1c or X1 Yoga? I'm currently running Fedora 25 on a Yoga 3 Pro and performance is great. What I cannot stand on the Y3P is the tiny right-side shift key. The X1 series looks perfect for me, and the idea of 16GB of RAM seals it. I want one. But I don't do Windows anymore.

 

ThinkPads always had a rich history of top-notch Linux support. More and more though it seems Linux support is hit-or-miss depending on the model. Before I pull the trigger on a new X1 I'd appreciate some guidance on Linux from some actual end-users on the Carbon models.

Reply
Options

12985 Posts

06-06-2011

Russian Federation

17947 Signins

178550 Page Views

  • Posts: 12985
  • Registered: ‎06-06-2011
  • Location: Russian Federation
  • Views: 178550
  • Message 2 of 9

Re: Linux on X1?

2017-01-15, 23:37 PM
Hello

Have a look at the page below and find out x1 carbon mentions as well x1 yoga:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/pd031426



x220 • Gobi 2000 3g | hdd, msata ssd, wwan, wifi, gps -- unique config
ThinkPad 25 Special Anniversary Edition. #Retro. Signed by D.Hill
T470p | X1 Carbon Gen3 | Miix 2 10" | Yoga Tablet 2-1050F (Android) + BT Keyboard
ThinkPad Stack • 2.4/5 Wireless Router, HDD 1 TB, BT Speaker, Power Bank, Mobile Projector

Do it well, worse becomes itself

Communities:   English    Deutsche    Español    Portugues    Русскоязычное    Česká    Slovenská    Українська   Moto English

Reply
Options

9375 Posts

01-13-2008

United States of America

78106 Signins

2244635 Page Views

  • Posts: 9375
  • Registered: ‎01-13-2008
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 2244635
  • Message 3 of 9

Re: Linux on X1?

2017-01-16, 0:49 AM

This was from a very quick test install of Ubuntu 16.04.1 on my X1 Yoga.

 

Z.

 


The large print: please read the Community Participation Rules before posting. Include as much information as possible: model, machine type, operating system, and a descriptive subject line. Do not include personal information: serial number, telephone number, email address, etc.


The fine print: I do not work for, nor do I speak for Lenovo. Unsolicited private messages will be ignored - questions and answers belong in the forum so that others may contribute and benefit. ... GeezBlog

 

Communities: English Deutsch Español Português Русскоязычное Česká Slovenská Українська Polski Türkçe Moto English

Reply
Options

117 Posts

08-02-2015

United States of America

287 Signins

4630 Page Views

  • Posts: 117
  • Registered: ‎08-02-2015
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 4630
  • Message 4 of 9

Re: Linux on X1?

2017-01-17, 0:15 AM

Is the WiFi working? I've heard mixed reports on the wireless networking card being problematic with several Linux distros. I had a devil of a time getting my Broadcom card to work with Fedoro on my Yoga 3 Pro and finally ended up swapping out the Broadcom networking card for an Intel one.

Reply
Options

9375 Posts

01-13-2008

United States of America

78106 Signins

2244635 Page Views

  • Posts: 9375
  • Registered: ‎01-13-2008
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 2244635
  • Message 5 of 9

Re: Linux on X1?

2017-01-17, 8:01 AM

I'm on the road for a couple more days. I'll try a live Ubuntu and report back on the wifi card model # and how it works.

 

IIRC wifi was functional but I can't say for sure until I test it again.

 

Z.


The large print: please read the Community Participation Rules before posting. Include as much information as possible: model, machine type, operating system, and a descriptive subject line. Do not include personal information: serial number, telephone number, email address, etc.


The fine print: I do not work for, nor do I speak for Lenovo. Unsolicited private messages will be ignored - questions and answers belong in the forum so that others may contribute and benefit. ... GeezBlog

 

Communities: English Deutsch Español Português Русскоязычное Česká Slovenská Українська Polski Türkçe Moto English

Reply
Options

9375 Posts

01-13-2008

United States of America

78106 Signins

2244635 Page Views

  • Posts: 9375
  • Registered: ‎01-13-2008
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 2244635
  • Message 6 of 9

Re: Linux on X1?

2017-01-18, 16:36 PM

Back with another very quick test.  Ubuntu 16.04.1 live on USB flash.  Intel AC8260.  I can't speak to stability or much else, but the basics seem to work.  Apologies, but I don't have time to really beat on it now.  Perhaps later...

 

Z.

 

[oldimg]04.1 Intel AC 8620 RESIZED.jpg[/oldimg]


The large print: please read the Community Participation Rules before posting. Include as much information as possible: model, machine type, operating system, and a descriptive subject line. Do not include personal information: serial number, telephone number, email address, etc.


The fine print: I do not work for, nor do I speak for Lenovo. Unsolicited private messages will be ignored - questions and answers belong in the forum so that others may contribute and benefit. ... GeezBlog

 

Communities: English Deutsch Español Português Русскоязычное Česká Slovenská Українська Polski Türkçe Moto English

Reply
Options

34 Posts

01-07-2016

United States of America

39 Signins

288 Page Views

  • Posts: 34
  • Registered: ‎01-07-2016
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 288
  • Message 7 of 9

Re: Linux on X1?

2017-01-29, 22:35 PM
I've been running (Gentoo) Linux on X1 Carbons. They work fine. I think the 1st generation has issues with bluetooth firmware that you need to download/extract manually. And the 4th generation doesn't yet have Linux support for the fingerprint reader. Other than that I haven't had many issues and what issues I've had usually get fixed not long after initial release.

I have no experience with the X1 Yoga.
Reply
Options

48 Posts

03-31-2008

Kuwait

66 Signins

317 Page Views

  • Posts: 48
  • Registered: ‎03-31-2008
  • Location: Kuwait
  • Views: 317
  • Message 8 of 9

Re: Linux on X1?

2017-01-30, 16:26 PM
Please advise how you managed to boot into live USB flash on the X1 yoga? i'm unable todo so

I found http://askubuntu.com/questions/753955/cannot-boot-liveusb-with-x1-yoga but don't know where to write the intel_pstate=disable when pressing e during boot, is it at the middle of the line that starts with linux ?
Reply
Options

9375 Posts

01-13-2008

United States of America

78106 Signins

2244635 Page Views

  • Posts: 9375
  • Registered: ‎01-13-2008
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 2244635
  • Message 9 of 9

Re: Linux on X1?

2017-01-30, 16:36 PM

What distro and version are you trying to boot?

 

I just made a live flash drive of Ubuntu 16.04.1 (copied the ISO contents to a FAT32 flash drive) and booted it.

 

Didn't have to do anything else.

 

Z.


The large print: please read the Community Participation Rules before posting. Include as much information as possible: model, machine type, operating system, and a descriptive subject line. Do not include personal information: serial number, telephone number, email address, etc.


The fine print: I do not work for, nor do I speak for Lenovo. Unsolicited private messages will be ignored - questions and answers belong in the forum so that others may contribute and benefit. ... GeezBlog

 

Communities: English Deutsch Español Português Русскоязычное Česká Slovenská Українська Polski Türkçe Moto English

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms