Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3rd Gen

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Device Make/model Status Vendor ID / Product ID Kernel driver(s) Kernel version Notes
CPU Intel i7-5600 series Works N/A N/A 4.12.12
WQHD Touchscreen 2540x1440 Works N/A N/A 4.12.12 Does not need the Xorg mutouch driver for the touchscreen to work
WiFi Intel Wireless Works N/A iwlwifi 4.12.12
Synaptics or Elan Touchpad N/A Works N/A N/A 4.12.12
Video card Intel 5000-series [Intel 5600] Works N/A intel i965 4.12.12



External firmware is required for Wi-Fi to work:

root #emerge --ask sys-kernel/linux-firmware


KERNEL Enable support for hardware drivers, filesystems and features
-*- Enable the block layer --->
    Partition Types --->
        [*] Advanced partition selection
        [*] EFI GUID Partition support

Processor type and features  --->
    [*] Symmetric multi-processing support
    [Y] Machine Check / overheating reporting 
    [Y]   Intel MCE Features
    [*] EFI runtime service support 
    [*]   EFI stub support
    [*]     EFI mixed-mode support

Executable file formats / Emulations  --->
    [*] IA32 Emulation

[*] Networking support  --->
    Networking options  --->
        <*> Packet socket
    [*] Wireless  --->
        <M>   cfg80211 - wireless configuration API
        [M]     cfg80211 wireless extensions compatibility

Device Drivers --->
    Generic Driver Options --->
        [*] Maintain a devtmpfs filesystem to mount at /dev
        [ ]   Automount devtmpfs at /dev, after the kernel mounted the rootfs
        -*- Userspace firmware loading support
    [*] Network device support  --->
        [*] Wireless LAN  --->
            [*]   Intel devices   (Note: compile these as modules)
            <M>     Intel Wireless WiFi Next Gen AGN - Wireless-N/Advanced-N/Ultimate-N (iwlwifi)
            <M>       Intel Wireless WiFi DVM Firmware support 
            <M>       Intel Wireless WiFi MVM Firmware support
    Character devices ->
        <Y> TPM Hardware Support ->  (Note: required for suspend/resume)
            <Y> TPM Interface Specification 1.2 Interface / TPM 2.0 FIFO Interface  (Note: required for suspend/resume)
    IOMMU Hardware Support ->
        Support for Intel IOMMU using DMA Remapping Devices ->
            <N> Enable Intel DMA Remapping Devices by default  (Note: can cause GPU hangs if <Y>)
    SCSI device support  --->
        <*> SCSI disk support
    HID support  --->
        -*- HID bus support
        <*>   Generic HID driver
        [*]   Battery level reporting for HID devices
            USB HID support  --->
                <*> USB HID transport layer
    [*] USB support  --->
        <*>     xHCI HCD (USB 3.0) support
        <*>     EHCI HCD (USB 2.0) support
        <*>     OHCI HCD (USB 1.1) support
    [*] Real Time Clock --->
          [*]   Set system time from RTC on startup and resume
          (rtc0)  RTC used to set the system time
          [*]   Set the RTC time based on NTP synchronization
          (rtc0)  RTC used to synchronize NTP adjustment
          [*]   /sys/class/rtc/rtcN (sysfs)
          [*]   /proc/driver/rtc (procfs for rtc0)
          [*]   /dev/rtcN (character devices)
          <*>   PC-style 'CMOS'
    Graphics support  --->
        <*> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)  --->
            --- /dev/agpgart (AGP Support)
            -*-   Intel 440LX/BX/GX, I8xx and E7x05 chipset support
        [ ] VGA Arbitration
        [ ] Laptop Hybrid Graphics - GPU switching support
        <*> Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support)  --->
            --- Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support)
            [*]   Enable legacy fbdev support for your modesetting driver
        [ ] Allow to specify an EDID data set instead of probing for it
            I2C encoder or helper chips  --->
        <*> Intel 8xx/9xx/G3x/G4x/HD Graphics
        -*- Backlight & LCD device support  --->
        [*] Bootup logo  --->

Firmware Drivers  --->
    EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) Support  --->
        <*> EFI Variable Support via sysfs

-*- Cryptographic API --->  (Note: for WiFi)
    -*- AES cipher algorithms
    -*- AES cipher algorithms (x86_64)
    <*> AES cipher algorithms (AES-NI)


FILE /etc/portage/make.conf
CPU_FLAGS_X86="aes avx avx2 fma3 mmx mmxext pclmul popcnt sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3"

VIDEO_CARDS="intel i965"
INPUT_DEVICES="evdev synaptics mutouch"

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