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Re: ThinkPad E485/E585 - Firmware bug ACPI IVRS table

2019-03-28, 16:35 PM

I resized my windows partion with gparted and then flashed it to a SD card for a backup.

 

I wanted to put it back to original size but gparted generates an error.  I also wanted to put back the mbr to original.

 

What is the best way to resize and restore mbr back to original?  Also note that my system does not see my SD card making it hard to simply copy everything to the NVe drive.

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Re: ThinkPad E485/E585 - Firmware bug ACPI IVRS table

2019-03-28, 19:14 PM

Cancelled yes - stopped...   Heck no.   Lenovo for some unknown and BS ridden excuse unable to stop the process (even before shipping label was created and an agent contacted me about a laptop carry casee BEFORE it shipped).  A confirmed cancellation may not mean confirmed cancellation.    Maybe they hoped I would keep a crippled product - I do not know.   I have to admit the customer service rep was good who had to deal with me.

 

My lessons Learned

1) Lenovo either purposely cripples the BIOS or does not have thorough and quality Engineers designing in their employment.

2) cancelling is a crap shoot - which costs them for the unopened returns.

3) If they cared about making hardware functional this would have already been resolved.

 

I wish everyone one here luck with resolving this issue.  I should have known to look for Posts first, but who would have ever though the BIOS could handicap the ability to use the Machine with Linux...   I have learned something.

 

Lenovo, you have an E485 laptop, unopened shipping package; returning (March 28, 2019).  Many of us do not want your software support - only functional hardware.

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Re: ThinkPad E485/E585 - Firmware bug ACPI IVRS table

2019-04-01, 7:34 AM

maybe you can fix the ACPi via DSDT  - Its common on OSX/Hackintosh but also possible in Linux . 

 

There are some Skills needed, some infos here https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DSDT

 

My E560 has some worse ACPI too, but its working with some ACPI errors in Syslog ;)

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Re: ThinkPad E485/E585 - Firmware bug ACPI IVRS table

2019-04-09, 9:37 AM

A new BIOS version was released:

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-e485-type-20ku/downloads/ds503790

 

Unfortunately, it does not fix the issues for me. I was hoping that it would, because the issues seem to be fixed for the A485 for a while now and it is basically the same platform (e.g., see https://gist.github.com/wnarifin/d2b9389890d59d11eec59db4521f4c69). Any reasons why the fixes for the A485 cannot be applied to E485?

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Re: ThinkPad E485/E585 - Firmware bug ACPI IVRS table

2019-04-09, 9:45 AM

This is just becoming ridiculous. I won't be buying another Lenovo product.

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Re: ThinkPad E485/E585 - Firmware bug ACPI IVRS table

2019-04-09, 10:29 AM
I belive that you should give a try with kernel 5 or above versions, and then check results and complain like that again if you are unsatisfied, these guys are working on it, its AMD's fault
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Re: ThinkPad E485/E585 - Firmware bug ACPI IVRS table

2019-04-09, 12:10 PM

The new bios addresses the following issues

[Problem fixes]
- Fixed SCCM/WinPE low resolution issue (800x600).
- Fixed an issue that hidden WMI cannot use.

Really disappointing that this does not fix the linux issues.

I'm afraid we might never get native linux support for this notebook.

 

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Re: ThinkPad E485/E585 - Firmware bug ACPI IVRS table

2019-04-09, 22:10 PM

I bought this Thinkpad because I kept hearing how great they were. Now something as simple as being able to install linux is botched and won't be addressed. Gonna tell everyone I know to not bother with Lenovo.

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Re: ThinkPad E485/E585 - Firmware bug ACPI IVRS table

2019-04-16, 18:00 PM

Here's a guide to start linux mint on the E585 if someone needs it: https://bamelex.wordpress.com/2019/04/15/running-linux-mint-19-1-on-the-thinkpad-e585/

 

For me everything works fine so far.

 

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Re: ThinkPad E485/E585 - Firmware bug ACPI IVRS table

2019-04-20, 19:07 PM

For some reason, I've been getting lockups again, ie. fail to resume from suspend/sleep.  I'm on the new bios but nobody else seems to be reporting it so that must not be it.  I'm on 5.1.0rc5 as of last Sunday but I think it started before that.  I used to have the same suspend/wake  issues on my desktop that has the Ryzen 1700.  Ultimately, the motherboard bios added c-states control.  I was able to disable c6 and all was well.  Since there are no such options in most laptops, I tried it with this py script.  I just did this today but so far it has successfully resumed each time.

 

Couple of points, if you're using arch there is an aur package named disable-c6-systemd .  I also had the proper modules loaded including "msr" but for some reason the script couldn't read it.  In the current kernel it's loaded as a module.  I recompiled the kernel to remove it as a module since it's really only support and now it is accessible to the script.  Just start/enable "disable-c6" and it's up and running.

 

It's been annoying but I think it's fixed now.

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