User:NegatedVoid/Draft:Star Labs StarLite Mk IV

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"Small but Mighty", this 11" fanless laptop is designed for Linux and supports many distributions right out of the box. The manufacturer prides themselves in their open-source contributions and offers detailed support if necessary.

This laptop has the option of open-source (coreboot) firmware or closed-source (AMI). This guide was written primarily while using coreboot -- if you're using AMI please highlight any differences observed.



Device Make/model Status Vendor ID / Product ID Kernel driver(s) Kernel version Notes
CPU Intel(R) Pentium(R) Silver N5030 CPU Works N/A N/A 5.15.41 Core: Gemini Lake

Architecture: Goldmont Plus


Front side bus RD790 Host Bridge Not tested 1002:5956 pcieport 3.18.9 Note example.
Video card Intel Corporation GeminiLake [UHD Graphics 605] Works FB_EFI


5.15.41 Early framebuffer is CONFIG_FB_EFI

Then i915

And 'intel' in X11

Webcam Microdia USB 2.0 Camera Works 0c45:6365 CONFIG_USB_VIDEO_CLASS 5.15.41 Everyday Webcam directions worked first try.
Microphone style="background-color: #DFF0D8; color: black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: left; " class="cell-yes" | Works CONFIG_SND_USB_AUDIO Not sure of make


(Optional section. Describe any accessories that may be possible in this section. Anything from external plug-and-play LCD screens to computer docks.)

Device Make/model Status Bus ID Kernel driver(s) Kernel version Notes
Dock ThinkPad Pro Dock Not tested N/A N/A 3.18.9 Note example.


(Write the necessary steps to get Gentoo onto this system. Try to document any special step that each user will need to reproduce on their system. Includes getting special drivers or firmware from a manufacturer website, etc.)


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(Show what options are necessary in the kernel in order to get all device components functional for this hardware platform.)

WIP notes - touchpad required i2c designware stuff, maybe lpss stuff, and and hid_multitouch

KERNEL Enable support for these hardware drivers
Write menuconfig instructions here.


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root #emerge --ask category/package


(Explain any additional configuration or special customization for this hardware platform. Could be anything from BIOS settings to assigning proper media key functionality.)

Example 1

(Example: Do this in order to get these keys working.)


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Issue 1

When X happens, Y is how you fix it.

See also

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External resources

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