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Lenovo Yoga 3 (11 inch)

Introduction

This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo Yoga 3 (11 inch) laptop. If you have the Lenovo Yoga 3 (11 inch) 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 Yoga 3 (11 inch) specifications page.

NameLenovo Yoga 3 (11 inch)
ProcessorIntel Core M 5Y10c (0.80GHz 1600MHz 4MB)
Screen11.6“
1920 x 1080
RAM8GB
HDDUp to 256GB SSD
Optical DriveNo
Graphics
NetworkNo
802.11 A/C WiFi

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Graphics ChipYes
HDMI OutYes
Display PortN/A
SoundYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes
USBYes
FirewireN/A
Card ReaderYes
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardYes
TouchPadYesRequires kernel >4.2 or patch
Suspend/ResumeYes

Notes

Most things work without special treatment.

BIOS update

Updating the BIOS seems to require Windows.

Touchpad

The Elan touchpad gained upstream support in 4.3 and some distros have backported to earlier kernels. Ubuntu 15.10's 4.2 kernel now supports it for example. Older kernels are easily patched:
https://lkml.org/lkml/2015/3/31/929

Orientation sensors

There are various sensors that should be usable for controlling screen orientation, brightness and so on.

cat /sys/bus/iio/devices/iio:device*/name
dev_rotation
magn_3d
incli_3d
als
gyro_3d
accel_3d

Summary

Good if you want to use it as a laptop, less so as a tablet.


Discussion

Jott, 2017/01/20 13:53

It is not possible to install any distribution using kernel 4.x.
The Touchpad works out of the box, no patch needed and for sure not the broken kernel 4.2.

Using Ubuntu 14.04 on that machine with kernel 3.16.

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