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Bug #16654

Lenovo Legion Y530 requires disabling a module for Wi-Fi to work

Added by mercedes508 5 months ago. Updated 4 months ago.

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Resolved
Priority:
Normal
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100%

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Description

With Tails 3.13.1, in order to use the Wi-Fi adapter from Lenovo Legion Y530, the following commandline has to be executed:

modprobe -r ideapad_laptop

Here is the corresponding lspci output:

07:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8822BE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi adapter

So this should be added to our known issues page


Related issues

Blocks Tails - Feature #15941: Core work 2018Q4 → 2019Q2: Technical writing Resolved 09/11/2018

Associated revisions

Revision a9ae7eb7
Added by sajolida 4 months ago

erge remote-tracking branch 'cbrownstein/doc/16654-lenovo-legion-y530-wifi' (Closes: #16654)

History

#1 Updated by sajolida 4 months ago

@cbrownstein: Do you want to take this one?

#2 Updated by sajolida 4 months ago

  • Blocks Feature #15941: Core work 2018Q4 → 2019Q2: Technical writing added

#3 Updated by cbrownstein 4 months ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress
  • Assignee changed from sajolida to cbrownstein

I'll work on this ticket.

Rather than instruct the user to modprobe -r ideapad_laptop (which requires the user to set an administration password), should we instruct the user to add modprobe.blacklist=ideapad_laptop to the startup options? That's consistent with how we currently instruct users to disable drivers, e.g., disabling the nouveau driver.[1]

[1]: https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/index.en.html#index10h2

@sajolida: What do you think?

#4 Updated by sajolida 4 months ago

Excellent idea! That's the way to go.

Also, this being a known issue for a very specific model of laptop,
please don't spend too much time on the writing itself as it won't be
useful to many users anyway.

#5 Updated by cbrownstein 4 months ago

  • Assignee changed from cbrownstein to sajolida
  • QA Check set to Ready for QA

#6 Updated by sajolida 4 months ago

Good!

I merged your branch and moved your entry to the "Wi-Fi" section a bit
further down the page.

#7 Updated by sajolida 4 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#8 Updated by intrigeri 4 months ago

  • QA Check deleted (Ready for QA)

(Preparing to drop the "QA Check" field as per "[Tails-dev] Proposal: Redmine workflow change".)

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