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Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64) on Lenovo Idepad 100s 11IBY

Post by MiraclesHappen » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:46 am

I succesfully managed to install Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64) on a Lenovo Ideapad 100s 11IBY

These are my system specs:

System: Host: mh Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) dm: lightdm Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Machine: Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: 80R2 v: Lenovo ideapad 100S-11IBY serial: N/A Mobo: LENOVO model: Aristotle 11.6 v: SDK0K13453 WIN serial: N/A UEFI: LENOVO v: E2CN14WW date: 09/23/2016 Chassis: type: 10 v: Lenovo ideapad 100S-11IBY serial: N/A

CPU: Quad core Intel Atom Z3735F (-MCP-) arch: Silvermont rev.8 cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10662 clock speeds: min/max: 499/1832 MHz 1: 499 MHz 2: 499 MHz 3: 917 MHz 4: 1501 MHz

Graphics: Card: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0f31 Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@59.99hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Bay Trail version: 4.2 Mesa 18.0.5 (compat-v: 3.0) Direct Render: Yes

Audio: Card-1 Intel HDMI/DP LPE Audio driver: HdmiLpeAudio Sound: ALSA v: k4.15.0-20-generic Card-2 bytcr-rt5640 driver: bytcr-rt5640

Network: Card: Failed to Detect Network Card!

Drives: HDD Total Size: NA (-) ID-1: /dev/mmcblk1 model: N/A size: 62.5GB serial: N/A Partition: ID-1: / size: 57G used: 15G (28%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk1p2

RAID: System: supported: N/A No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present Unused Devices: none

Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A

Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list deb http: //packages.linuxmint.com tara main upstream import backport #id:linuxmint_main deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse deb http: //security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse deb http: //archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner

Info: Processes: 218 Uptime: 2:15 Memory: 935.6/1922.5MB Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0 Client: Unknown python3.6 client inxi: 2.3.56

I'm so happy because it works perfectly and has even improved the keyboard issues (no more lagging or missing keys).

However, there is one problem:

There is no sound and there is no volume icon on the desktop.

After having read and watched a few tutorials, I tried installing gnome-alsamixer but I got this long error (the error is the same whether I install it through the Software Manager, Synaptic or the Terminal). The error log is a bit long so you can find it here:[https://pastebin.com/KWhr7hWrl] .

Elsewhere I read to install pulseaudio and I did but I got another error:

~$ pulseaudio W: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Stale PID file, overwriting. E: [pulseaudio] module-alsa-card.c: Failed to find a working profile. E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module "module-alsa-card" (argument: "device_id="1" name="platform-bytcr_rt5640" card_name="alsa_card.platform-bytcr_rt5640" namereg_fail=false tsched=yes fixed_latency_range=no ignore_dB=no deferred_volume=yes use_ucm=yes card_properties="module-udev-detect.discovered=1""): initialization failed.

As you can see from the info above there are 2 audio cards but I can't really understand why. What I know is that the original graphic card provided by Intel is connected to the audio card.

Someone told me that it's a kernel problem but I don't really want to install another system on this machine so I keep that as a last resort...

I'm very new to Linux and I don't know how to get this problem fixed.

Is there anything else I should check or do?
If the problem is kernel-related, is there a way to check that?
Should I switch to another distro?

Thanks!
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Re: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64) on Lenovo Idepad 100s 11IBY

Post by thx-1138 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:50 am

...first see if copying those files here & rebooting does the trick.
Also have a look here (hint: you might need to blacklist HDMI for sound to work, like this):
sudo sh -c "echo 'blacklist snd_hdmi_lpe_audio' > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-snd-hdmi-lpe-audio.conf"
...if nada of the above works, wait for an audio guru to further advise you.

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Re: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64) on Lenovo Idepad 100s 11IBY

Post by michael louwe » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:38 am

MiraclesHappen wrote:.
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Last resort is to buy a USB Sound adapter.

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Re: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64) on Lenovo Idepad 100s 11IBY

Post by MiraclesHappen » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:20 am

thx-1138 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:50 am
...first see if copying those files here & rebooting does the trick.
Also have a look here (hint: you might need to blacklist HDMI for sound to work, like this):
sudo sh -c "echo 'blacklist snd_hdmi_lpe_audio' > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-snd-hdmi-lpe-audio.conf"
...if nada of the above works, wait for an audio guru to further advise you.
Thanks for your quick reply!
Ijust wanted to let you know that I've read your reply but I'm going to try that tomorrow as it is already night in Cambodia.
I'll keep you posted on the result. In the meantime thank you!
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Re: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64) on Lenovo Idepad 100s 11IBY

Post by MiraclesHappen » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:23 am

michael louwe wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:38 am
MiraclesHappen wrote:.
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Last resort is to buy a USB Sound adapter.
Michael, buying something for this laptop is really not worth it! I'm sure I'll find a way around it and eventually try other distributions with different kernels.
Thanks anyway!
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Re: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64) on Lenovo Idepad 100s 11IBY

Post by michael louwe » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:19 am

MiraclesHappen wrote:.
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A USB sound adapter should cost less than US$10. ... https://liliputing.com/2016/02/running- ... stems.html (Running Ubuntu on a Cherry Trail Intel Compute Stick)

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Re: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64) on Lenovo Idepad 100s 11IBY

Post by MiraclesHappen » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:14 pm

michael louwe wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:19 am
MiraclesHappen wrote:.
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A USB sound adapter should cost less than US$10. ... https://liliputing.com/2016/02/running- ... stems.html (Running Ubuntu on a Cherry Trail Intel Compute Stick)

Thank you! That's good to know, I'll keep it as a last resort if anything else doesn't work because I live in Siem Reap, Cambodia and here it's not easy to find everything and when I do find it is often either borderline cheap quality or incredibly expensive (yeah, go figure..).

But it's very important to know that there is an option and are you 100% sure that's going to work?
Also, do you know of any particular models which work with Mint 19?

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Re: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64) on Lenovo Idepad 100s 11IBY

Post by michael louwe » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:51 am

MiraclesHappen wrote:.
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No and no.

This kind of problem is off the beaten path or rare. AFAIK, most USB sound adapters should be Linux-compatible. You should check the Product Description for Linux-compatibility before purchase.

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Re: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64) on Lenovo Idepad 100s 11IBY

Post by thx-1138 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:34 am

MiraclesHappen wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:20 am
..........................
...if the tweaks above still don't do the trick (after rebooting):

1)...the commits in the Github link above are dated May 2018 and done by a Red Hat employee.
So, now you know which distro is quite likely your best bet to get it working out-of-the-box (...latest Fedora).
2)...you could also have a look around in Linuxium' site for unofficial respins (search for Atom / Baytrail in your case...)
Of course, you should check if the audio works in live mode first...
3)...i agree that 'buying something for this laptop is really not worth it": (Baytrails are crap no questions asked...),
however a 10$ el-cheapo usb adapter as michael suggested is certainly a viable solution...

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Re: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64) on Lenovo Idepad 100s 11IBY

Post by MiraclesHappen » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:06 am

thx-1138 wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:34 am
MiraclesHappen wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:20 am
..........................
...if the tweaks above still don't do the trick (after rebooting):

1)...the commits in the Github link above are dated May 2018 and done by a Red Hat employee.
So, now you know which distro is quite likely your best bet to get it working out-of-the-box (...latest Fedora).
2)...you could also have a look around in Linuxium' site for unofficial respins (search for Atom / Baytrail in your case...)
Of course, you should check if the audio works in live mode first...
3)...i agree that 'buying something for this laptop is really not worth it": (Baytrails are crap no questions asked...),
however a 10$ el-cheapo usb adapter as michael suggested is certainly a viable solution...
Great hints!
I'll try everything, at the moment when installing pulseaudio libraries - some of them - the laptop freezes.
I heard good things about Fedora, I'll try it as long as I can boot in EFI because this laptop, as you know, has an intel atom processor which requires a bit of tweaking to boot.
I'm sure, I'll make it work in the end.
Yes Michael had a wonderful idea but it's much more fun to mess around the system to make it work.
Thanks again.
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Re: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64) on Lenovo Idepad 100s 11IBY

Post by MiraclesHappen » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:08 am

michael louwe wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:51 am
MiraclesHappen wrote:.
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No and no.

This kind of problem is off the beaten path or rare. AFAIK, most USB sound adapters should be Linux-compatible. You should check the Product Description for Linux-compatibility before purchase.
Thank you!
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