yes it works on current kernel but not lts. On LTS there is no wifi symbol and no wifi settings available. When I boot on current and zen kernels wifi is available. Strangely, if I have a eos usb key in the laptop and suspend or log/out in the wifi disappears. I need to reboot to make it reappear. It’s a strange bug. Else wifi works very well. So it seems there are some kind of conflicts appearing when 1) the computer goes to sleep, or 2) when a usb key is connect after sleep or logout. Would need to test more, but these are all corky little bugs I guess.
The laptop build is absolutely amazing, and it keeps cool all the time, when I work with it the bottom just keeps cool and it ventilates really well!
I am also hopeing that some of the things maybe fixed in kernel 6. Do you think I should try building that kernel and boot in it? have never done that, no idea if it is difficult.
It’s the basic problem, wifi or speakers are commonly difficult to predict, and there can always be driver issues when checking out laptops, especially gaming laptops. I thought I did enough search, but discover some bugs after the fact.
It maybe easier to just build a desktop or buy from vendors like systme 76. I just don’t get it, why doesn’t AMD partner with a company to give combined cpu/gpu that works on linux. That would be awesome.
Edit: also don’t know if it is even worth trying to ask for Lenovo support, at least mention that it bothers linux users
I have not done it before so i don’t know much about the process to build a kernel. Also i don’t think it has anything to do with AMD. I don’t know who makes the motherboards for Lenovo laptops and they must make the design. It has Intel audio as well as other audio hardware. It has AMD hardware but i don’t think it’s any fault of AMD if sound doesn’t work.
I just hope that AMD cpu/gpu will be more common on linux laptops. For example, looking at system 76 I only see AMD Ryzen with Nvidia RTX. I know linux community may not be a big share of the market, but perhaps it is a niche that could be valuable to get, especially considering the current situation for example with steam deck, bringing linux to the gaming community. Perhaps another thread…