N00b: LM 18.2 on Thinkpad Helix

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N00b: LM 18.2 on Thinkpad Helix

Post by vap0rtranz » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:06 pm

Just installed LM 18.2 on my aging Thinkpad Helix and wanted to 1) say thank you! :) and 2) share what's working. If you're not familiar with why I thought there'd be issues, the Helix was one of Thinkpads first "convertable" tablet+laptops with detachable keyboard dock. Windows 8 had shipped with tons of Lenovo "bloat" drivers to get it all working.

  • Touchpad
    Keyboard rocker buttons (Volume, Brightness)
    Webcam (front & back)
    Audio (jack & speakers)
    KVM (hardware virt)
Not (yet) working:
  • Accelerometer screen rotate
    Multitouch digitizer

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System:    Host: justin-ThinkPad-Helix Kernel: 4.10.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) dm: lightdm
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   System: LENOVO (portable) product: 3701XG4 v: ThinkPad Helix
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 3701XG4 v: Win8 STD DPK TPG
           Bios: LENOVO v: GFET56WW (1.35 ) date: 04/11/2017
           Chassis: type: 10
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-3337U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB bmips: 7183 
           clock speeds: min/max: 800/2700 MHz 1: 2635 MHz 2: 2643 MHz
           3: 2404 MHz 4: 2405 MHz
           CPU Flags: acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx bts
           clflush cmov constant_tsc cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb
           ept erms est f16c flexpriority fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht ida lahf_lm lm
           mca mce mmx monitor msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid
           pclmulqdq pdcm pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pts rdrand rdtscp
           rep_good sep smep ss sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 syscall tm tm2
           tpr_shadow tsc tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xsave
           xsaveopt xtopology xtpr
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0166
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-37-generic
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 4369

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Re: N00b: LM 18.2 on Thinkpad Helix

Post by WharfRat » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:15 pm

Hello vap0rtranz Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

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Re: N00b: LM 18.2 on Thinkpad Helix

Post by catweazel » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:53 am

Welcome aboard!
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