03-12-2019 08:57 AM
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.
03-12-2019 09:05 AM
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.
03-12-2019 09:19 AM
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.
03-16-2019 09:44 AM
03-21-2019 03:42 PM
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.
03-21-2019 04:10 PM
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 https://www.cmscritic.com/pop-os-review-elegant-functional-well-done/. I'm gonna give it a go.
03-21-2019 04:13 PM
And no. Pop!_os is not based on Ubuntu. See here: https://www.cmscritic.com/pop-os-review-elegant-functional-well-done/
03-21-2019 08:23 PM
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.
03-25-2019 08:33 PM
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.