04-13-2019 08:54 AM
Is there any update from Lenovo on bios updates for better support for Linux? I couldn't find a support number or email to contact them directly. As far as I know, current issues are:
From what I heard, many if not all of these issues require a BIOS update from Lenovo. I purchased this laptop for the audio experience, but also wanted to use Linux on my machine. Not having a working mic/subwoofer, along with a non-functioning sleep mode is very annoying. I hope Lenovo pushes a fix for these issues, or at the very least gives an update on what progress (if any progress) will be made.
04-13-2019 05:05 PM
I've bought this laptop two days ago and now actively researching how to make this piece work as it should. I've summarized all available info at my github repo, feel free to enrich/update this page as the new information arrive: https://github.com/droserasprout/lenovo-yoga-c930-linux
Thanks to everyone involved for their efforts!
04-13-2019 09:33 PM - edited 04-13-2019 09:41 PM
S3 sleep issues are caused by ideapad-laptop unloading to fix Wi-Fi. Here's completely passed fwts s3 report, so this issue need no BIOS update to be resolved. Hooray!
I'm looking for a less destructive Wi-Fi fix atm, but nevertheless wi-fi fix is already merged into 5.1-rc1 kernel and will be shipped to not-so-stable distributions soon.
04-15-2019 07:32 PM
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04-23-2019 02:07 AM
I bought this laptop 4 months ago with the hope that it could replace the my half dead 2015 MacBook Pro (the last professional laptop that Apple made). I first tried the X1E, but it had too many build issues (faulty backlighting, keyboard problems, etc...), so then decided to try the C930.
After 4 months with the laptop, waiting for Levono to fix issues that they clearly have no interested in fixing, I'm finally giving up. I've had my 2015 MPB refurbished and have gone back to that as my primary machine. Will probably sell the C930 to someone who is looking for Windows.
I'm not sure I would try lenovo again after this experience.
04-27-2019 02:19 AM
Just dropped a message to Lenovo tech support (man, these 200 character limited fields...) and also a PM to Andy_Lenovo from this forum just in case he will join this thread eventually. Gonna get some popcorn.
04-29-2019 11:05 PM
Great to see an active community around here.
I recently purchased C930-IKB installed Ubuntu 19.04 on dual boot and once again picked a troublesome laptop.
Wifi was the first hiccup. After reinstallation and wifi ideapad, it works now better than on windows (keep having slow reconnections after logoff/sleep periods). Next step would be to install the newer kernels.
I haven't played much yet with the laptop but HDMI and HDMI Audio seemed to work properly via cheap 3rd party USB-c hub.
Hub worked at first shot for:
+ HDMI audio
+ SD card
+ charging, I didn't do any test how fast (surprinsingly this didn't show charging at all on Windows 10).
Not tested: internet connection as my hub doesn't support ethernet input.
I applied the speaker hack but it wasn't clear to me if it had much improved the performance. I found the laptop volume overall very low and disappointing on this short trial period with volume limitation at 100%.
Fingerprint and suspend mode would be nice. I still have to use this laptop on both OS for a full assessment but so far it's a nice laptop for the price.