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It is not supported by Linux yet. But Lenovo promised to make a driver soon. The only way to use this device is to install Windows as a virtual machine. Then you will be able to pass through the USB device and install a Windows driver.


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For most hardware, the boot mode (EFI vs. BIOS) is irrelevant. The drivers Linux loads are identical in either case, as should be the performance. The main caveat here is that the hardware may be initialized in different ways depending on your boot mode, and if the Linux drivers make assumptions about how the hardware is initialized, one way or the other may ...


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It looks like you have problems with ideapad_laptop module. This module is responsible for platform specific features one of them is handling wireless blocking and unblocking. Lately some bugs have been reported for some Lenovo laptops. Some of them have been fixed, some are not even reported. First of all I suggest upgrading kernel to 3.19. It will ...


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You need to install a proprietary graphics driver for Nvidia. Run in terminal sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 nvidia-prime and reboot. You will be able to switch Intel and Nvidia adapters in "Nvidia Settings" program. It looks like Intel is enough for your activities.


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You can also upgrade linux kernel Run in terminal sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-vivid and reboot.


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Maybe assigning HDD as first boot device can help?


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You have hybrid graphics. Both adapters are powered all the time and that is way battery life is low. Nvidia adapter is new. So you need to install drivers. Run in terminal sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-352 nvidia-prime sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa and reboot. If the driver ...


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Your touchpad is not supported by the current kernel. You can upgrade linux kernel to get new drivers by running in terminal sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-vivid and reboot.


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The secondary function of the ESC key on this model triggers a special "paper" mode in Windows. This is likely implemented in the machine using an ACPI event sent by the embedded controller, which ends up in the kernel driver and triggers an OS specific action from there. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find that event. Once someone has been able to ...


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Do you need to boot from a ----------- partition more than 2 TiB in size? | | no yes | | | | | Do you REALLY need to boot from a | partition more than 2 TiB in size? | ------------ | | | yes | no ...



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