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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
ideapad Y570 M62GQGE Core-i7, 8GB, FREEDOS

Overall Status

Core Components

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Boot Standard Kernel:

{OK}

LAN network card:

{OK}

Detect CD/DVD:

{OK}

Detect hard drives:

{OK}

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

{OK}

Hibernation

{OK}

Sleep / Suspend

{OK}

Xorg

{OK}

- OpenGL (Intel)

{OK}

- OpenGL (nVidia)

{OK} {i}

- Resize-and-Rotate (randr)

{OK}

- TwinView/Xinerama

{OK}

Switch to External Screen (VGA)

{OK}

Switch to External Screen (HDMI)

[?]

Mouse

- Built-in (Touchpad)

{OK} {i}

Bluetooth

{OK}

Wireless/Wifi

X-(

Keyboard's Hotkeys

{OK}

Sound (Alsa)

{OK} {i}

Integrated Camera

{OK}

DVB-T Tuner

{X}

USB 3.0 ports

{OK}

eSATA port

[?]

Card Reader

{OK}

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

Configuration

Display

The built-in Intel graphic card works out of the box. You can still disable Optimus in the BIOS.

Hybrid graphics/Optimus

You can also use Optimus through the Bumblebee project.

/!\ You may require the Lenovo hack /!\

TwinView / Xinerama

Works out of the box, You can use arandr to modify all settings.

Audio

Alsa, works out of the box, but you can improve your sound quality by installing the Realtek ALC272 Codec

Touchpad

2 finger vertical scrolling works Out of the box, everything else requires some configuration. You can use gpointing-device-settings to modify all settings.

Power Saving

For power saving I recommend TLP which works very well (~5 hours on battery mode).

Advanced Power Saving

Use powertop to optimize your power consumption.

Disable the nvidia card

This can be done with bbswitch , vga_switcheroo(Ubuntu Documentation) or through your bios.

Enable some power saving features

/!\ Be careful some of them may cause system lockups /!\

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WiFi

Requires the firmware-brcm80211 package.

DVB-T Tuner

0b:00.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Theater HD T507 (DVB-T) TV tuner/capture device [1002:ac12]

I couldn't find a driver for this device under Windows it is known as "YUAN MC907 Hybrid Analog/ATSC/DVB-T".


System Summary

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller [8086:0104] (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port [8086:0101] (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:1c3a] (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1c2d] (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1c20] (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1c10] (rev b5)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:1c12] (rev b5)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:1c16] (rev b5)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5 [8086:1c18] (rev b5)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6 [8086:1c1a] (rev b5)
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1c26] (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller [8086:1c49] (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:1c03] (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8086:1c22] (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 555M] [10de:0deb] (rev ff)
07:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57781 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:16b1] (rev 10)
08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4357] (rev 01)
09:00.0 USB controller [0c03]: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller [1033:0194] (rev 04)
0a:00.0 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller [197b:2392] (rev 30)
0a:00.2 SD Host controller [0805]: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller [197b:2391] (rev 30)
0a:00.3 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller [197b:2393] (rev 30)
0a:00.4 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technology Corp. xD Host Controller [197b:2394] (rev 30)
0b:00.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Theater HD T507 (DVB-T) TV tuner/capture device [1002:ac12]

lsusb

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

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                2 
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 
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         3 
  iProduct                2 
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         0 Full speed (or root) hub
  iProduct                2 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                0 
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                0 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0489:e030 Foxconn / Hon Hai 
  bDeviceClass          224 Wireless
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Bluetooth
  iProduct                2 
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 5986:a006 Acer, Inc 
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  iProduct                2 
      (Bus Powered)

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

Resources

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.

Credits


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