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asked 2016-04-01 05:28:12 -0500

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updated 2016-04-02 05:58:18 -0500


I would like to buy a Lenovo X1 Carbon 4th Gen 2016. Have somebody experience with this Notebook and F-23? Are they known issues?

CPU: Intel Core i7-6500U-Prozessor (4 MB Cache, bis zu 3,10 GHz)

Screen: 35,56 cm (14,0") WQHD (2.560 x 1.440) IPS-Display, Non-Touch

GPU: Intel HD-Grafik 520


SSD: 256 GB Solid-State-Laufwerk, SATA3 OPAL 2.0-fähig

Wi-Fi-/WLAN: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 WLAN (2x2) + Bluetooth Version 4.1, kein vPro

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You better list the specs and check what type of complications has people has with the video card the network card the wifi interface, if modules are include on the kernel for those hardwares must of your live will be easy unless it uses a touch screen or something like that, then you better check what is the hardware that it uses for that and see if it works on Lunux.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-04-01 11:45:42 -0500 )edit

Looks like all is compatible with Linux Kernel

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-04-02 11:05:02 -0500 )edit

I have an issue here.

matinlotfali gravatar imagematinlotfali ( 2016-05-23 09:15:43 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-04-06 13:25:53 -0500

lucky gravatar image

I ran through this yesterday and wrote up how I got it running, including an issue with wifi after installation.

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Did you get it with a PCIe-NVMe drive by any chance?

pinecone gravatar imagepinecone ( 2016-04-07 13:00:42 -0500 )edit

@pinecone Yes I have the 512GB SSD PCIe-NVMe.

lucky gravatar imagelucky ( 2016-04-08 09:51:33 -0500 )edit

Great. I know the kernel has native support for PCIe-NVMe drives since sometime in version 3, but I've never actually tried to install and OS on one and boot from it.

Thank you very much for your write-up. I will be following in your footsteps soon.

pinecone gravatar imagepinecone ( 2016-04-08 12:56:45 -0500 )edit

@lucky I'd prefer to download the source for the Wi-Fi driver and install it manually rather than try to tether via Bluetooth. Do you know which Wi-Fi driver is being used?

$ basename $( readlink /sys/class/net/<wireless interface name>/device/driver )


$ lsmod | grep iwl
pinecone gravatar imagepinecone ( 2016-04-09 22:01:36 -0500 )edit

@pinecone Here you go:

$ basename $( readlink /sys/class/net/wlp4s0/device/driver )
lucky gravatar imagelucky ( 2016-04-10 12:18:05 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-04-02 21:57:56 -0500

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Actually, there are some issues running Linux on a Lenovo X1 Carbon 4th Gen 2016.

The mean problem is a kernel bug, you can find it at Kernel Bugzilla.

For a fully working system without any issues, you have two alternatives:

  • Install Fedora 23 and update kernel to > 4.4.6

  • Wait the coming Fedora 24

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