Bug #16654

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

Added by mercedes508 about 1 month ago. Updated 9 days ago.

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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 Confirmed 09/11/2018

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Revision a9ae7eb7
Added by sajolida 9 days ago

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


#1 Updated by sajolida 15 days ago

@cbrownstein: Do you want to take this one?

#2 Updated by sajolida 15 days ago

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

#3 Updated by cbrownstein 13 days 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]


@sajolida: What do you think?

#4 Updated by sajolida 13 days 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 12 days ago

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

#6 Updated by sajolida 9 days ago


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

#7 Updated by sajolida 9 days ago

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

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