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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 owners 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.

If you need help to get Debian running on your hardware, please have a look at our user support channels where you may find specific channels (mailing list, IRC channel) dedicated to certain types of hardware.

Models covered
Lenovo Thinkpad 11e

Sub-models (Thinkpad 11e) options :
- CPU: AMD A4-6210 APU
- Video card: Radeon R3 "MULLINS"
- Screen size: 11.6"
- Wireless card: Broadcom
- Disk: 120GB Samsung SSD
- Ram: 4GB
- Optical device: none
- Other options: Bluetooth, SD Card reader, USB 3.0

Overall Status

Core Components

[ATTACH]

Boot Standard Kernel:

{OK}

LAN network card:

{OK}

Detect CD/DVD:

[-]

Detect hard drives:

{OK}

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

[?]

Hibernation

[?]

Sleep / Suspend

{OK}

Xorg

{OK}

- OpenGL

{i}

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

[-]

Switch to External Screen

[?]

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

[-]

- Built-in (Touchpad)

{OK}

Modem

[-]

Wireless/Wifi

X-(

Keyboard's Hotkeys

{OK}

Bluetooth

/!\

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

{X} There is currently a bug that ... USB 3.0 port does not boot. Able to install Debian Jessie by booting from the USB 2.0 port. USB 3.0 port functions correctly once live or installed kernel is booted.

Configuration

BIOS

Installed on version JIET22WW (1.07)
Change "UEFI Secure Boot" to OFF
Change "UEFI/Legacy Boot" to BOTH or LEGACY ONLY
Change "OS Optimized Defaults" to DISABLED

Display

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/firmware-linux-nonfree

Upon boot you will get an error message:
[drm:radeon_pci_probe] *ERROR* radeon kernel modesetting for R600 or later requires firmware-linux-nonfree.

This package is not installed by default. You need to add the contrib and non-free repositories to the APT sources list:
edit /etc/apt/sources.list
add contrib & non-free repository to each entry & save the file

apt-get update && apt-get install upgrade
apt-get install firmware-linux-nonfree

reboot now graphics work correctly

Audio

Mouse

Touchpad works in live boot. Touchpad does not work in installer. Oddly touchpad will wake screen during install if screensaver turns off display. Touchpad works after install.

Power Management

WiFi

https://wiki.debian.org/wl#supported

Upon fresh installation wifi will not function. The onboard ethernet does work so you will need a wired network to complete the following steps. Wifi requires package broadcom-sta-dkms. This package is in the non-free repository and is not installed by default. You need to add the contrib and non-free repositories to the APT sources list:
edit /etc/apt/sources.list
add contrib & non-free repository to each entry & save the file

apt-get update && apt-get install upgrade
apt-get install broadcom-sta-dkms

reboot now wifi works correctly


System Summary

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:1566]
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:5046]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

00:01.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R3 Graphics] [1002:9850] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:5046]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
        Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=8M]
        I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
        Memory at f1700000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
        Expansion ROM at f0d00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

00:01.1 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio [1002:9840]
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:5046]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 81
        Memory at f1760000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

00:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:156b]
        Flags: fast devsel

00:02.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1 [1022:1439] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
        Memory behind bridge: f0800000-f0bfffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000f0c00000-00000000f0cfffff
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:02.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1 [1022:1439] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 00001000-00001fff
        Memory behind bridge: f0f00000-f16fffff
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:08.0 Encryption controller [1080]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:1537]
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:1537]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Memory at f1740000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128K]
        Memory at f0e00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
        Memory at f176c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Memory at f176a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: AMD Cryptographic Coprocessor

00:10.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller [1022:7814] (rev 11) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:5046]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
        Memory at f1768000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1022:7801] (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:5046]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 78
        I/O ports at 3118 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 3124 [size=4]
        I/O ports at 3110 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 3120 [size=4]
        I/O ports at 3100 [size=16]
        Memory at f176d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:12.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller [1022:7808] (rev 39) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:5046]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
        Memory at f176d500 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci

00:13.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller [1022:7808] (rev 39) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:5046]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 18
        Memory at f176d400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci

00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller [1022:780b] (rev 42)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:5046]
        Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel

00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller [1022:780d] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:5046]
        Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 32, IRQ 16
        Memory at f1764000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge [1022:780e] (rev 11)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:5046]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:1580]
        Flags: fast devsel

00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:1581]
        Flags: fast devsel

00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:1582]
        Flags: fast devsel

00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:1583]
        Flags: fast devsel
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: k10temp

00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:1584]
        Flags: fast devsel

00:18.5 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:1585]
        Flags: fast devsel

01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43b1] (rev 03)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:0623]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
        Memory at f0a00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32K]
        Memory at f0800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2M]
        Capabilities: <access denied>

03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 10)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:5046]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 72
        I/O ports at 1000 [size=256]
        Memory at f0f04000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Memory at f0f00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: r8169

lsusb

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

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04f2:b451 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
  bDeviceClass          239 Miscellaneous Device
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Interface Association
  iProduct                2 
      (Bus Powered)
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                0 
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 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0489:e07a Foxconn / Hon Hai 
  bDeviceClass          255 Vendor Specific Class
  bDeviceProtocol         1 
  iProduct                2 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05dc:a833 Lexar Media, Inc. 
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 
      (Bus Powered)
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0438:7900 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. 
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                0 
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 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         3 
  iProduct                2 
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 13fe:4200 Kingston Technology Company Inc. 
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 
      (Bus Powered)
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
  bDeviceClass            9 Hub
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Single TT
  iProduct                2 

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

Resources

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.

https://wiki.debian.org/wl#supported https://packages.debian.org/jessie/firmware-linux-nonfree

Credits