Lenovo Ideapad: What is it and can it run Debian?

hint: it’s also not mine.

The Lenovo Ideapad is a “notebook-tablet” (a very slim notebook that pretends to be a tablet (it has a touch screen!) 🙂


can it Debian?

Yes it can pretty fast actually.

What is not working (yet) are the front- and back-webcams (tried with cheese, can not find any cams)

btw the privacy enhancing lense cover does not come per default but needs to bought seperately at ebay

the specs:

/scripts/bench/bench_harddisk.sh; # https://dwaves.de/scripts/bench/bench_harddisk.sh
=== harddisk sequential write and read bench v1 ===
starting test on the device that holds the current directory the user is in
no need to run it as root

========== writing 3GB of zeroes ==========
0+1 records in
0+1 records out
2147479552 bytes (2.1 GB, 2.0 GiB) copied, 14.152 s, 152 MB/s

real	0m14.163s
user	0m0.000s
sys	0m5.685s
========== reading 6GB of zeroes ==========
0+1 records in
0+1 records out
2147479552 bytes (2.1 GB, 2.0 GiB) copied, 3.407 s, 630 MB/s

real	0m3.434s
user	0m0.000s
sys	0m1.270s
========== tidy up remove testfile ==========

how to get started:

what is good:

what could be better:

Debian 10: how to fix the wifi not working

“guess a hard block can be caused by multiple modules and/or firmware trying to use the same device” (creditz: https://access.redhat.com/discussions/3081141)

Debian 11 wifi works out of the box, in Debian 10, it is required to blacklist some kernel module drivers.

open a terminal and run this:

su - root
apt update
apt install rfkill
while true; do rfkill list all; sleep 1; clear; done;

what this will do is output the status of all possibly hard or soft blocked devices.

now hit F7 or Fn+F7 (enable/disable flight mode = enable/disable wifi)

there should be changes visible in the terminal… still not wifi?

ok next step:

echo "blacklist ideapad_laptop" >> /etc/modprobe.de/blacklist.conf
echo "blacklist acer_wmi" >> /etc/modprobe.de/blacklist.conf
# then: