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DebianOn is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owner would know how get the best out of that hardware.

The purpose is not to duplicate the Debian Official Documentation, but to document how to install Debian on some specific hardware.

Models covered
Yoga 11s

Note that the Yoga 11 is completely different hardware than the 11s. The Yoga 11 is not covered here.

Overall Status

Core Components

[ATTACH]

Boot Standard Kernel:

{OK}

LAN network card:

[-]

Detect CD/DVD:

[-]

Detect hard drives:

{OK}

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

[?]

Hibernation

[?]

Sleep / Suspend

{OK}

Xorg

{i}

- OpenGL

[?]

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

{OK}

Switch to External Screen

[?]

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

[-]

- Built-in (Touchpad)

{OK}

- Touch screen

{i}

Modem

[-]

Webcam

{OK}

Wireless/Wifi

{i}

Keyboard's Hotkeys

{OK}

Rotation sensors

/!\

Legend :
{OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable
{i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a non-free driver and or firmware

Important Note

This laptop uses Secure Boot. It must be disabled in the BIOS to boot current versions of Debian. To access the BIOS boot menu, press and hold the small round button next tp the power button while powering on the laptop.

A USB drive can be used to boot Debian, using any standard amd64 or i386 Debian ISO. If the Debian boot menu does not occupy the whole screen, or the Debian installer's display is unreadable, use the following workaround: Power off laptop. Plug in USB drive. Boot to BIOS menu (see above). Configure BIOS to boot from USB drive first by default. Allow boot to proceed. This lets it come up in a working video mode. Note that the laptop forgets this configuration once the USB drive is removed.

Configuration

Display

Fully working.

If the display turns off during boot, this is due to the backlight being turned off instead of on to full. Pressing the key to reduce the display brightness may turn it back on! Or, add this option to the kernel command line: i915.invert_brightness=1

To make that stick, run as root:

echo options i915 invert_brightness=1 | tee /etc/modprobe.d/i915.conf
update-initramfs -u -k all

Audio

Fully working. (Remember to unmute!)

Mouse

Touchpad is fully working, and can be configured using synaptics touchpad utilties in Debian.

The touch screen does not work with Debian 7.1's kernel version, but upgrading to kernel 3.10 will make it work.

adding missing mouse buttons

The touchpad's hardware makes it impossible to middle mouse click, and makes right mouse click difficult. Here is a sofrware workaround, which makes the right Alt key be a middle mouse button (ie paste) and the right Ctrl key be a right mouse button:

su -c apt-get install xkbset

# work around badly designed touch pad
xmodmap -e 'keysym Alt_R = Pointer_Button2'
xmodmap -e 'keysym Control_R = Pointer_Button3'
xkbset m
xkbset exp =m

Disable mouse on screen rotation

The touchpad is not disabled when rotating the screen (the keyboard is, however). You may disable it manually with:

xinput --set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Device Enabled" 0

Power Management

Sleep works with no issues.

WiFi

Needs a driver that has not yet been merged into the linux kernel. Driver seems stable and to work well, and is Free Software (though may contain non-free firmware). https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8723au

This driver is fairly easy to build by hand, just run make and make install.

However, you may need to install some tools, like make. Since the wifi is the only network interface, it is easiest to use a USB ethernet or wifi adapter until you get it compiled. Or, you can sneakernet .deb packages on a USB stick.


System Summary

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller [8086:0154] (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem [8086:0153] (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller [8086:1e31] (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:1e3a] (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1e2d] (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1e20] (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1e26] (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation QS77 Express Chipset LPC Controller [8086:1e56] (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:1e03] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8086:1e22] (rev 04)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family Thermal Management Controller [8086:1e24] (rev 04)

lsusb

lsusb -v | grep -E '\<(Bus|iProduct|bDeviceClass|bDeviceProtocol)' 2>/dev/null

Bus 002 Device 005: ID 04f2:b35e Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  iProduct                1 Lenovo EasyCamera
      (Bus Powered)
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  (Bus Powered)
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0bda:1724 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  iProduct                2 802.11n WLAN Adapter
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 2047:0855 Texas Instruments 
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 Lenovo Yoga         
      (Bus Powered)
  (Bus Powered)
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                0 
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 EHCI Host Controller
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03eb:8814 Atmel Corp. 
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 Atmel maXTouch Digitizer
      (Bus Powered)
  (Bus Powered)
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
  bDeviceClass          255 Vendor Specific Class
  bDeviceProtocol       255 Vendor Specific Protocol
  iProduct                2 USB2.0-CRW
      (Bus Powered)
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  (Bus Powered)
Bus 001 Device 012: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 802.11 n WLAN
      (Bus Powered)
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  (Bus Powered)
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                0 
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 EHCI Host Controller
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         3 
  iProduct                2 xHCI Host Controller
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                2 xHCI Host Controller

USB Host controllers entries (without OHCI, UHCI, EHCI) are removed too.

Resources

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.

Credits

Joey Hess