Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

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Laptop Specifications

Type Device Model ID Works? Note
Processor Intel® Core™ M 5Y70, 5Y71, (Broadwell) n/a Yes
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 5300 8086:161e Yes
Display 13.3" QHD+ LED (3200x1800) LTN133YL03-L01 n/a Yes
Audio Intel HDA Broadwell-U Audio Controller 8086:160c Yes Needs snd_hda_intel
Network Wireless Broadcom BCM4352 14e4:43b1 Yes Supported by the wl driver only
Network Bluetooth Lenovo NGFF (4352 / 20702) 0489:e07a Yes See Broadcom Bluetooth
Input Camera Lenovo EasyCamera 5986:0535 ? Not yet tested
Input Card Reader ? Not yet tested
Input Touchscreen Yes
Input Touchpad Yes


I am using SystemRescueCd-x86-4.5.2 as an installation medium, with the 'alternative' (newer) kernel option, installing an EFI stub kernel instead of a boot loader, and using systemd. YMMV with other choices.


To get to the boot/BIOS menu, there is no key combination. Press the recessed button next to the power button instead; unintuitively called the "novo" button by the documentation. You also might have to disable FastStartup and Secure Boot temporarily in the bios menu to get it to boot from your USB device.


The high DPI means that you have to tweak some settings or suffer through tiny nigh-unreadable text while installing. There are larger fonts available at /usr/share/consolefonts/, which can be used by running e.g:

user $setfont ter-128b

Later on when you get X11 running, it might think your screen is a lot larger then it really is, defaulting to 96 DPI. Setting the window size manually fixes this.

You generally want a DPI double or 50% larger than 96, as it makes bitmap GUI elements scale better. Still, you need software which takes the DPI into account - the default xterm XLFD font, for example, will still look tiny until you replace it with a non-bitmap font.

FILE /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-monitor.conf
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "<default monitor>"
    # We want a DPI of 192, i.e. half the size of what x11 thinks our screen is (846mm x 476mm).
    DisplaySize 423 238


The only driver available that supports the card is the proprietary wl driver, available by installing net-wireless/broadcom-sta. If you don't have this on your installation drive, you might need to use an external USB NIC.


FILE /etc/portage/make.conf
CFLAGS="-O2 -pipe -march=native"
CPU_FLAGS_X86="aes avx avx2 fma3 mmx mmxext popcnt sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3"
VIDEO_CARDS="intel i965"
INPUT_DEVICES="evdev synaptics"


Device Drivers  --->
   Sound card support  --->
      Advanced Linux Sound Architecture  --->
         [*] PCI sound devices  --->
         HD-Audio  --->
             <*> HD Audio PCI
             [*] Enable generic HD-audio codec parser
Processor type and features  --->
   Preemption Model (Voluntary kernel Preemption (Desktop))  --->
Networking support  --->
   Wireless  --->
      <*> cfg80211 - wireless configuration API
      <*>   cfg80211 wireless extensions compatibility
      < > Generic IEEE 802.11 netowkring Stack (mac80211)
   <*> RF switch subsystem support
Processor type and features  --->
   [*] Intel Low Power Subsystem Support
Device Drivers  --->
   Input device support  --->
      <*> Mouse interface
      <*> Event interface
      [*] Keyboards  --->
          <*> AT keyboard
   I2C support  --->
      [*] Autoselect pertinent helper modules
      I2C Hardware Bus support  --->
          <*> Synopsys DesignWare Platform
   HID support  --->
      [*] /dev/hidraw raw HID device support
      [*] Generic HID driver
      Special HID drivers  --->
          <*> HID multitouch panels
          <*> Synaptics RMI4 device support
      I2C HID support  --->
          <*> HID over I2C transport layer