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Re:[Guide] X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ubuntu compatability

2020-05-05, 17:42 PM

I know that this thread is about Ubuntu, but I just wanted to say that, after a lot of frustration with Linux and my X1C7 in the past, I installed Fedora 32 a week ago and I couldn't be happier!

 

Microphone, speakers and webcam work flawlessly. As well as almost everything else. Only remaining hardware to work is the fingerprint reader, but I can live without that. 

 

I love how polished the vanilla Gnome 3 experience is.

 

As someone who haven't tried Fedora before, I highly recommend it for Lenovo users. Specially now that Lenovo is starting to ship thinkpads with Fedora OEM installed.

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Re:[Guide] X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ubuntu compatability

2020-05-06, 6:12 AM

I upgraded to Kubuntu 20.04. It runs good - sound without problems and microphone works out of the box.

The only thing I still could not get to work is the fingerprint sensor. Has anyone some hints to get it working?

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Re:[Guide] X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ubuntu compatability

2020-05-09, 19:26 PM

Hi @ceronman - glad you like the Fedora32 release. As a note the Ubuntu 20.04 release is pretty sweet too. Lenovo works actively with both distro's and I'm glad it's paying off. See below for fingerprint.

 

@orclex - please see the attached. With either Fedora32, RHEL8.2 or Ubuntu 20.04 (and presumably Kubuntu) you already have the latest fprintd/libfprint so all you need to do is update your fingerprint reader firmware and it should work.  For other distro's you probably have to update the software too

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Re:[Guide] X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ubuntu compatability

2020-05-12, 11:12 AM

Thanks for the fingerprint pdf.

Unfortunately I do not see my fingerprint device in the device list with fwupdmgr get-devices. My fwupd version is 1.3.9 on ubuntu 20.04. I already use fwupdmgr to get firmware updates through lvfs. I also added lvfs-testing as described in the document but it did not find a fingerprint device to update.

 

# fwupdmgr get-updates

• Thunderbolt Controller has the latest available firmware version

• System Firmware has the latest available firmware version

• Touchpad has the latest available firmware version

• UEFI Device Firmware has the latest available firmware version

• UEFI Device Firmware has the latest available firmware version

• UEFI Device Firmware has no available firmware updates

• UEFI Device Firmware has no available firmware updates

• UEFI Device Firmware has no available firmware updates

• WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 has the latest available firmware version

 

Any ideas where it could be disabled? And yes, I do have a fingerprint sensor!

 

 

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Re:[Guide] X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ubuntu compatability

2020-05-14, 20:41 PM

Hello and thanks for the detailed instruction:

 

Here is the fwupdmgr get-devices output: 

 

 

Prometheus:

│ │   ID dispositivo:      d432baa2162a32c1554ef24bd8281953b9d07c11

│ │   Riepilogo:           Fingerprint reader

│ │   Versione attuale:    10.01.3121519

│ │   Fornitore:           Synaptics (USB:0x06CB)

│ │   Tempo di installazione:2 secondi

│ │   Numero di serie:     255442093426475

│ │   GUID:                09e8bf16-3e69-50f5-bb66-c7a040248352 ← USBVID_06CB&PID_00BD&REV_0000

│ │                        8088f861-6318-5b1e-9ce4-fbddbedb09ac ← USBVID_06CB&PID_00BD

 

 

When I run fprintd-enroll , I received the following error message :

 

Using device /net/reactivated/Fprint/Device/0

failed to claim device: Open failed with error: The driver encountered a protocol error with the device.

 

I have updated the firmware to:

 

Prometheus Fingerprint Reader Device Update:

       Nuova versione:    10.02.3110269

       ID remoto:         lvfs-testing

       Riepilogo:         Firmware for the Synaptics Prometheus Fingerprint Reader device

       Licenza:           Proprietary

       Dimensione:        359,4 kB

       Created:           2019-12-03

       Urgency:           Medium

       Fornitore:         Synaptics Inc.

       Durata:            2 secondi

       Flag:              is-upgrade

       Descrizione:       New features and enhancements:

       

        • Support Linux system

 

And now is working :)

 

[eldwist@eldwist-X1 ~]$ sudo fprintd-enroll

Using device /net/reactivated/Fprint/Device/0

Enrolling right-index-finger finger.

Enroll result: enroll-stage-passed

Enroll result: enroll-stage-passed

Enroll result: enroll-stage-passed

Enroll result: enroll-stage-passed

Enroll result: enroll-stage-passed

Enroll result: enroll-stage-passed

Enroll result: enroll-stage-passed

Enroll result: enroll-remove-and-retry

Enroll result: enroll-completed

[eldwist@eldwist-X1 ~]$ sudo fprintd-verify

Using device /net/reactivated/Fprint/Device/0

Listing enrolled fingers:

- #0: right-index-finger

Verify result: verify-match (done)

 

Thanks very much !!

 

I am running 5.6.11-1-MANJARO

 

Any idea when the LTE modem it will work with Linux ?

 

 

Thanks in advance for a reply

Eld

 

 

 

 

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Re:[Guide] X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ubuntu compatability

2020-05-15, 15:59 PM

Thank you, works a treat on Ubuntu 20.04!

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Re:[Guide] X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ubuntu compatability

2020-05-18, 0:29 AM
Hi @orclex. Can you do lsusb and check the synaptics device that is on your system. It needs to be 06cb:00bd to be the supported device. Not all platforms have the supported device I'm afraid
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Re:[Guide] X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ubuntu compatability

2020-05-31, 18:55 PM

Switched over to the X1Y4 from the C930 for the Linux support and speaker system. I'm still a little upset that the C930 doesn't have proper speaker/mic support in Linux, but I'm happy to see that the X1 models are getting plenty of attention!

 

All 4 speakers seem to be engaged on Pop OS 20.04 (though when going to Sound > Settings > Output > Test, only 2 are shown to test). However, they're not quite as good as they are on Windows, especially the bass. The overall sound quality just doesn't sound as full. It's maybe 80% of the way there, but I'm guessing the Windows Dolby audio drivers give it that extra oomph.

 

Is there anything to squeeze a little more out of these speakers under Linux to get it more like the Windows quality (preferably without affecting HDMI/headphone output)? I tried installing pulseeffects through the Pop Shop as a .deb package, but the equalizer didn't seem to work. There was a separate setting to increase bass, but didn't seem very effective.

 

EDIT 6/1/2020:

After a few more days, it's starting to sound more like the audio on the top and bottom speakers is the same. As in, the left audio channel is sending identical audio to both the top left speaker and the bottom left speaker, rather than sending more treble to the top speakers and more bass to the bottom speakers. That would also explain why in my sound settings I only see 2 speakers (left and right), rather than a 4 speaker setup. Anyone know how to resolve this?

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[Guide] X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ubuntu compatability

2020-06-16, 20:42 PM
For those using Kubuntu, here is what fixed the microphone for me: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/1840725/comments/75 The fix possibly work for Ubuntu as well, since Kubuntu is based on Ubuntu.
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Re:[Guide] X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ubuntu compatability

2020-06-22, 7:41 AM

@MarkRHPearson 

 

Yes, I do have the fingerprint sensor:

 

# lsusb | grep 06cb

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 06cb:00bd Synaptics, Inc.

 

 

I'm also confused lvfs now shows less devices (maybe after last upgrade?):

 

# fwupdmgr get-updates

• Thunderbolt Controller has the latest available firmware version

• Touchpad has the latest available firmware version

• WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001 has the latest available firmware version

 

and still no synaptics device to upgrade!

 

$ sudo fprintd-enroll

Using device /net/reactivated/Fprint/Device/0

failed to claim device: Open failed with error: The driver encountered a protocol error with the device.

 

Any ideas?

 

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