Yoga 2 Pro on Linux

I just get this new laptop for a while, well.. so far I have noticed quite a lot bug, but somehow some of them can be workarounded.

Here’s a blog from other people which also talks about yoga 2 pro on linux.

http://www.scrye.com/wordpress/nirik/2013/10/18/lenovo-yoga-2-pro-and-fedora-review/

to summarize (for linux 3.12 case, things might get fixed in the future)

  1. blacklist ideapad_laptop , it will simply break wifi and bluetooth, if you have disabled wifi under windows 🙁
    unfortunately I don’t have windows anymore so I can’t go to windows to enable it.
  2. acpi_backlight=vender

My own experience:

  1. if you meet suspend will resume immediately problem, here’s my script
    echo XHC > /proc/acpi/wakeup
    echo EHC1 > /proc/acpi/wakeup
  2. xhci driver with my usb ethernet card will cause kernel panic, maybe this is not specific to this model. but use it on a usb 2 port can workaround.
  3. iwlwifi sometimes will give “need hardware reset” and disconnect.
  4. bluetooth doesn’t work and need hciconfig hci0 up, this seems to be a 3.12 general problem.

Well.. I found back during 3.0 era, the hardware support under linux seems to be much better than now, or it has been always awful and I just had good luck 3 years ago.

Let’s we need after how many release it will get fixed.

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6 Responses to Yoga 2 Pro on Linux

  1. jaskerx says:
    Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63 GNU/Linux x64

    Could you please elaborate on your “suspend will resume immediately problem” because I am experiencing this as well. Your script is kind of unclear. Thanks.

  2. csslayer says:
    Firefox 25.0 GNU/Linux x64

    @jaskerx Hi, I updated the original post.
    Hope the script is clear now.

    If you want to have a script to be executed after boot, you need to check your distribution specific way to do that.

  3. jaskerx says:
    Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63 GNU/Linux x64

    I notice that these commands need to be run as superuser and sudo will not work how would you make the script work under systemd?

  4. jaskerx says:
    Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63 GNU/Linux x64

    Nevermind think I got it.

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  6. obadz says:
    Chromium 32.0.1700.102 Ubuntu x64

    FYI, I documented some Yoga Pro 2 Ubuntu tricks (including some of yours) here: http://memobadz.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/lenovo-yoga-pro-2-on-ubuntu/

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