11-18-2016 04:02 AM - edited 11-19-2016 01:04 AM
I've been using my new P70 with KDE Neon for about two weeks now, and it's been an excellent experience! I'm using a very recent kernel, as everyone with a Skylake processor needs to do -- in fact, if you're anything below 4.8.n, you shouldn't even bother reporting problems until you update your kernel. Support and fixes for so many things are in these latest versions that most or all of your problems are most likely already solved, and you just have to apply the solution. I'm also using the v16 Thunderbolt drivers, which I updated in Windows 7.
Here are a few random observations that I've made:
Some of these problems, like the USB video not working, could be because this is still unsupported, but it could also be because the adapter is not working well or is not properly designed. After all, these things are almost invariably cheap Chinese stuff.
Other things that work:
Things that do not work:
All in all, I'm enormously pleased with the P70 and using Linux on it.
Below is my system info...
System: Host: mybox Kernel: 4.8.6-040806-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.2.0) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.3 (Qt 5.7.0) dm: sddm,sddm Distro: neon 16.04 xenial Machine: System: LENOVO (portable) product: 20ER002KUS v: ThinkPad P70 Chassis: type: 10 Mobo: LENOVO model: 20ER002KUS v: SDK0J40705 WIN Bios: LENOVO v: N1DET80W (2.11 ) date: 10/17/2016 CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-6700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 20736 clock speeds: min/max: 800/3500 MHz 1: 2699 MHz 2: 2353 MHz 3: 2682 MHz 4: 2699 MHz 5: 2533 MHz 6: 2295 MHz 7: 856 MHz 8: 2691 MHz Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GM107GLM [Quadro M600M] bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:13b2 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com GLX Renderer: Quadro M600M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 367.57 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA Device 0fbc driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0fbc Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a170 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.6-040806-generic Network: Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15b8 IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Card-2: Intel Wireless 8260 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24f3 IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter> Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:54C Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1909