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Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011

Introduction

This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011 laptop. If you have the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011 specifications page.

NameLenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011
ProcessorIntel Atom processor Z2760 Dual Core 4-thread, up to 1.80 GHZ processor
Screen11.6” 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 2GB
HDDUp to 64GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel HD SGX545 GFX
NetworkNo Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
Touch ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Docking StationNot Tested
Touch PadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested

Notes

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Summary

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Discussion

radionix, 2014/01/26 17:43

Problem is in fact not something related to secureboot. Even you disable secureboot in your tablet something prevents the kernel from booting. I tried REFIND, Gummiboot and finally grub latest from git. All of the bootloaders are running from UEFI 32 bit fine, hoiwever when you invoke the kernel from one of those bootloaders the screen became black. I have precompiled kernels ranging from 2.36.x.x to 3.13.3. I activated all the items related to EFI in post-3.3 kernels and also I enabled USB FTDI serial interface and usb serial consoles in the kernel configuration phase. At the end, regardless of which kernel version you have used I ended up with a blank screen slightly illuminated and no data coming out of the serial console. I also turned on the debugging feature with pager=1 so that I can page by page examine what is going on at the grub's side. Prior to that, I loaded all usb and usb-serial modules and terminal_output in the grub configuration. The latter is important to detect which consoles are available for grub. So in order to have usb_console to the grub usb_serialN should be visible but I could not see anything having the phrase “usb_serial” instead there is something like”serial_efi0”. So neither grub nor kernel itself can access the usb subsystem fully APART FROM THE MECHANISMS PROVIDED BY THE uefi FIRMWARE. The fact that grub, refind or gummiboot are working should be related to the UEFI boot services facilities which allow display and peripheral accesses etc. I hope I gave enough information on this issue. Happy linux everyone hoping on Z2760's in the future!!!!.

Kenneth Pace, 2014/01/27 03:56

Wow, you're hard core. All of what you said is so foreign to me it almost sounds like something from a tv show. Lol. So obviously I've just given up on anything besides windows 8 on my Lynx because I have never recompiled kernels or used or heard of gummi or refined. I still enjoy my Lynx though. 8.1 is a welcome upgrade. I would love to get Linux on is someday so please keep us posted if you have a breakthrough. Thanks for all the research you've done thus far. Happy hacking!

brannanbuffham, 2013/08/20 20:31

yeah secure boot is a pain in everyone's rear i will try and learn more about these certificates

Ken, 2013/08/19 00:53

Brannan,

i still havent bothered loading any other os. after looking into it more thoroughly, im starting to wonder if the secure boot certificates need to be deleted and custom ones added. i usually dont mind new things in the tech world, but this whole eufi and secure boot junk has been bugging me. i havent found a complete morons guide on creating your own secure boot certificates. please update on this thread if you find anything because i think this is the only one on the entire world wide web that even talks about this on the lynx

brannanbuffham, 2013/08/18 23:43

i have a lynx i have been having trouble getting any kind of linux to even boot. i have done what you said to do above and tried usb and external dvd to no avail. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ken, 2013/07/23 02:10

I haven't tried it yet, but i'm sure you'll need to know these few things to get started:

1. Secure Boot is enabled by default on the Lynx Tablet. In order to disable it, you have to go into the “bios” eufi or whatever it's called. Create an Administrator Password. I believe it's under the security tab. Now you will have a new option under security tab to disable secureboot. Disable it.

2. If you don't have access to Windows “I backed up all partitions with Acronis and then decided to enable Acronis' hidden partition “Press F11 to enter Acronis” feature. This ruined my Boot configuration because SecureBoot is set to only allow sw to boot that has a windows 8 signature. Power off your tab, Simultaneously press and hold power, vol up and down. As soon as you see the backlight came on, quickly depress and press and hold vol up and down. This will get you into the “bios”.

3. If you type windows 7 in the search on your tablet while looking under apps, you'll find backup and restore in which you can make a full system image.

Please let us know if you put Linux on the lynx, and how you like it.

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