lenovo thinkpad edge e431

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1chip
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lenovo thinkpad edge e431

Post by 1chip » 2020/08/12 12:38:45

Hi. I'm trying to find out if the latest centos8 stable will work ok on my laptop.
Lenovo shows it compatible with rhel 7.
I tried other linux distros and had problems with the mouse cursor freezing after standby or closing the lid. It wouls only work again after a restart.
This laptop has a touchpad, ibm trackpoint button and a touch screen.
I did try a centos 7 live gnome cd and everything seemed to work ok.

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Re: lenovo thinkpad edge e431

Post by BShT » 2020/08/13 12:48:03

try a centos 8 live usb

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Re: lenovo thinkpad edge e431

Post by 1chip » 2020/08/13 13:04:35

I only found the full dvd iso to download. Didn't see any live version for 8.

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Re: lenovo thinkpad edge e431

Post by TrevorH » 2020/08/13 13:30:49

There is no live version of CentOS 8. You can boot the install DVD in rescue mode and see if it does though.
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Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
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Re: lenovo thinkpad edge e431

Post by 1chip » 2020/08/13 15:42:32

Ok thanks, I'll try the usb and see how it goes.

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Re: lenovo thinkpad edge e431

Post by 1chip » 2020/08/13 22:50:28

Couldn't get the rescue to work, said I had no linux installed.
But I did try a fedora 32 live usb and when I tried suspend and resume the mouse cursor was frozen but touchscreen still worked.

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Re: lenovo thinkpad edge e431

Post by 1chip » 2020/08/16 01:15:45

Well I installed it and everything is ok so far except when I close the laptop lid and open it without suspending my mouse cursor is gone and won't come back without a restart.
Suspend and resume works ok with the laptop open. Better than anything else I tried so far.

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