Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 3)
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, 3th generation is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop introduced in early 2018. Its design is closely related to the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 6). It features a 14" screen, 8th-gen Intel Core processors and integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics.
To ensure you have this version, install the package and run:
# sudo dmidecode -t system | grep Version Version: ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd
|Intel graphics||Yes||i915, (intel_agp)|
|Native Ethernet with included dongle||Yes||?|
|Touchpad||Yes||psmouse, rmi_smbus, i2c_i801|
|TrackPoint||Yes||psmouse, rmi_smbus, i2c_i801|
|microSD card reader||Yes||scsi_mod|
Automatic (Linux Vendor Firmware Service)
In August of 2018 Lenovo has joined the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) project, which enables firmware updates from within the OS. BIOS updates (and possibly other firmware such as the Thunderbolt controller) can be queried for and installed through fwupd.
Download the latest BIOS image from the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen downloads page. Obtain AUR and run
geteltorito.pl -o bios-update.img xxxxxxxx.iso on the downloaded ISO file to create a valid El Torito image file, then flash this file on a USB drive via
dd like you would flash Arch installation media. For further information see flashing BIOS from Linux.
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga supports setting a custom splash image at the earliest boot stage (instead of the red "Lenovo" logo), more information can be found in the
README.TXT located in the
FLASH folder of the update image.