Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E455

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Device Status Modules
AMD Working xf86-video-ati
Ethernet Working r8169
Wireless Working rtl8723be
Audio Working snd_hda_intel
Touchpad Working xf86-input-synaptics
Camera Working linux-uvc
Card Reader Working rtsx_pci
Bluetooth Working bluez

Hardware

Tested Configurations

Tip: Below are the tested configurations at the time.
Feature Configuration
System E455 20DE-CTO1WW
CPU AMD(R) A10-7300 Radeon R6(R) CPU @ 1.9GHz
Graphics AMD Radeon R6 (Integrated Card) + AMD Radeon R7 M260DX (Discrete Card)
Ram 4GB
Disk 500GB
Display 14" WHD
Wi-Fi Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
Ethernet Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)
Backlit Keyboard No
Fingerprint Scanner No
Bluetooth Yes
Cam Yes

System Configuration

Wifi

The current driver for RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter can drop signals due to a power saving bug. See Wireless network configuration#rtl8723be[broken link: invalid section].

Also wireless n is unstable so it is recommended to set your router for wireless g modulation.

Hybrid Graphics

Out of the box, the integrated card is used while the radeon driver dynamically powers off the discrete card. For use of discrete card, see PRIME.

Backlight

Due to this system having a muxless hybrid configuration, the backlight controller cannot be detected by the system but it's brightness can be changed by using the /sys/ subsystem. See Acpid, to configure brightness functionality.

Hot Keys

The hotkeys, or the function keys that map into the F[n] buttons, are partially working. The wifi key works out of the box but the sound keys and brightness keys need to be mapped in order to be functional. See Acpid, to configure hotkey functionality.

ClickPad

The clickpad that is used is from Alps. Specifically, it uses Alps protocol 8 which has initial support in kernel 4.1. While basic functionality works with kernels less than 4.1, there may be issues that occur with use in kernel less than 4.1.

There are two input drivers you can use for touchpad support: synaptics or libinput

Using the synaptics driver,for more advance features such as Vertical Edge Scrolling, see Touchpad Synaptics. An interesting quirk that occurs is that in order to be able to use Vertical, or Horizontal, Edge Scrolling you have to enable Two Finger Scrolling. Setting only the Edge Scrolling option in xorg doesn't enable it.

For the libinput driver please see libinput.

Suspend to ram

Works out of the box.

Keyboard

Fn and Ctrl keys can be swapped in BIOS.

Fn key lock can be switched with Fn + Esc.

Known issues

Clickpad

Issue (using the Synaptics Driver):

After a certain amount of time used, the clickpad interrupts cease to be processed.

Work-Around (Non-Permanent):

Reload the "psmouse" kernel module when functionality ceases. Eventually it will cease up again requiring another reload.

 # modprobe -r psmouse
 # modprobe psmouse

Fix

In order to fix these problems, use the libinput driver instead of synaptics.