HCL - Lenovo ThinkBook 15 IIL [WIP]


My installation process (from pre-installed Windows 10):

  • Reboot Windows 10 into UEFI (BIOS)
  • Disable Secure Boot
  • Keep UEFI enabled
  • Move USB to top of the boot list
  • Reboot with Qubes OS USB plugged in
  • Installer starts as expected (no boot screen)
  • Touchpad not recognised, plugged in a USB mouse
  • Wifi adapter not recognised post-installation, used ethernet for updates
  • After updating all qubes touchpad works, wifi still not recognised

[Corrected: previously stated that touchpad still didn’t work]

Additional steps

These are additional steps after basic installation to get all (most) devices working:

  • TBC


Qubes-HCL-LENOVO-20SM-20201230-190834.yml (943 Bytes)

Hi @lofidevops,
thanks for the HCL report :+1: and welcome to the Qubes OS world.

If you want to use these devices, search the models of theses devices, the vendor and model ids, use the linux-hardware.org database (from LKDDb). You’ll get the minimal kernel, firwmare and so driver (kernel module) versions.

Example for my wireless card:

[xx@dom0 ~]$ lspci | grep Network
00:14.3 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 02f0
[xx@dom0 ~]$ lspci -s "00:14.3" -v -n
00:14.3 0280: 8086:02f0
	Subsystem: 8086:0074
	Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 16
	Memory at 4022114000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: pciback
	Kernel modules: iwlwifi

Here the vendor/model id is 8086:02f0, the kernel module is iwlwifi and the record in the harware-info database reports the minimal kernel, and the support for the different Gnu/Linux distributions.

More information with the below commands (replace iwlwifi by your kernel module) :

  • lsmod | grep iwlwifi
  • modinfo iwlwifi
  • rpm -qa | grep firmware
  • sudo dmesg -T
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Thanks for the detailed breakdown @ludovic, you answered my next question before I posted it! And I appreciate the “teaching to fish” approach :slight_smile: I’ll post specific questions in the hardware forum and keep my HCL up-to-date with the steps needed to get everything working.

I haven’t been able to get WiFi working (see linked thread) and I need to start using my machine! I’m hopeful this is a silly configuration issue that will resolve itself when 4.1 is released. I’ll give Qubes OS another try then!