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bLacky_cel_alb
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Message 31 of 117

Re: Linux compatibility with Yoga C930

This is disappointing. I've also tried contacting Lenovo but without any luck. Everywhere I read about this, everybody is saying that they are waiting for a BIOS update from Lenovo. I've tried Mint, Manjaro, Debian, OpenSUSE (Tumbleweed), Fedora, Kubuntu. Same problems everywhere. 

81290357
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Message 32 of 117

Re: Linux compatibility with Yoga C930

Yes it is dissapointing. I was hoping that lenovo would be a good alternative to Dell, but it seems that Dell have much better linux support than Lenovo, unless you go with the thinkpad line. But I bought a x1e before the c930 but the build quality was shockingly bad for 3.5k euro machine, so it had to be returned.

 

It's a real shame that Apple have just abanded all logic with crappy keyboards and touchbars that noboday wants.

 

There is currently an opportunity for a good linux laptop vendor. But at the moment it seems that only Dell is doing this.

bLacky_cel_alb
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Message 33 of 117

Re: Linux compatibility with Yoga C930

Indeed, I came from a MacBook Pro with all the new bells and whistles but I hated the keyboard, it was like typing directly on wood and my fingers hurt, plus the usual errors with the “e” key and all of that. I bought an ASUS Flip 15’ which I returned because of the week materials used in some areas, at least on the one I had. Finally, I decided on the C930 which is awesome in so many ways that I didn’t even expected this to happen. I’m disappointed by Lenovo.

lenovotv
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Message 34 of 117

Re: Linux compatibility with Yoga C930

Anybody tried Pop!_OS?

jonreeve
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Message 35 of 117

Re: Linux compatibility with Yoga C930

Pop!_OS is based on Ubuntu, no? So all the same problems reported by those that have tried Ubuntu (myself included) would apply there. Since it's a BIOS issue, changing the Linux distro is unlikely to help.
Catwoman_12SA
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Message 36 of 117

Re: Linux compatibility with Yoga C930

hello,

 

I tried installing Ubuntu 18.04.2 as a dual boot system, but encountered multiple issues, including with the wifi adapter. I also was able to temporarily use the command:

sudo modprobe -r ideapad_laptop

(the underscore works; you don't need a "-"). However, this command is only a temporary fix. Each time I logged into my system I had to put it in. Was never able to find a permanent solution, but askubuntu.com had some great suggestions that y'all are welcome to try: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1104218/no-wifi-adapter-found-on-new-lenovo-yoga-c930-with-ubuntu-18... Or https://askubuntu.com/questions/990378/wi-fi-not-working-on-lenovo-thinkpad-e570-realtek-rtl8821ce.

 

I'm going to install Linux Mint instead. From my research this distro works better w/ Lenovo overall. 

Good Luck!

Catwoman_12SA
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Message 37 of 117

Re: Linux compatibility with Yoga C930

Hello,

 

re: good linux laptop vendor; Try https://system76.com/. They're entioned in multiple threads and forums as being super Linux friendly and they come preloaded with Pop!_os distro Smiley Happy https://www.cmscritic.com/pop-os-review-elegant-functional-well-done/. I'm gonna give it a go.

Catwoman_12SA
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Message 38 of 117

Re: Linux compatibility with Yoga C930

And no. Pop!_os is not based on Ubuntu. See here: https://www.cmscritic.com/pop-os-review-elegant-functional-well-done/

lenovotv
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Message 39 of 117

Re: Linux compatibility with Yoga C930

When I was one of those first batch of people who bought the X1E, some of us had difficulty in making it run Linux. I tried Ubuntu, RedHat, Dabeian, etc. Nothing work but Pop!_OS worked right out of the box. That is why I asked you guys to try to see if it works.

FoeQueue
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Message 40 of 117

Re: Linux compatibility with Yoga C930

Things that are issues:

 

1.  wireless ideapad crap has to be blacklisted.  Done once and it's fine.

2.  Fingerprint doesn't work.

3.  Thunderbolt still not quite supported very well.

4.  Speaker is not using all the ranges.  Very hollow on the audio driver using the bar.  When using earphones it's all good.

 

 

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