Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

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Models covered: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Sub-models options :

Diffefenses Value
CPU Intel i3, i5, i7
SSD 128 GB, 256 GB

Overall Status

Feature Status
Boot Standard Kernel OK
Detect SSD OK
CPU Frequency Scaling not tested
Hibernation not tested
Sleep / Suspend OK
Switch to External Screen OK
Wireless/Bluetooth with troubles
Wireless/Wifi with troubles
Keyboard's Hotkeys not all
Touch screen works, but multitouch is a problem
Card reader OK


Works out of the box. Intel HD 4000


Control of brightness only works after suspend. After wake up, you can control brightness via f11 (less bright) and f12 (more bright). However, it is not brightness problem, but keyboard buttons' problem. To control brightness while loaded from scratch, you can do the following command:

# cat 4882 > /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness

This will change brightness value to 4882. It is maximum brightness level. You can choose some other value, of course.

Touch Screen

One touch works out of the box. But it works like a mouse.


In addition to the keyboard, there are some extra Lenovo keys:

  • Volume + and - work as intended
  • Recovery button has no effect while computer is running
  • Screen rotation lock button simulates pressing Super + o
  • Windows button under the screen simulates pressing Super. Also gives haptic feedback, currently not controllable by software.

Most media buttons work out of the box:

  • Mute on F1 works
  • Vol- on F2 works
  • Vol+ on F3 works
  • Close on F4 works
  • Refresh on F5 works
  • Disable touchpad on F6 works, but also types the ± symbol
  • Airplane mode on F7 does not work
  • Choose application on F8 simulates pressing ctrl+alt+tab. The keys are pressed and instantly released, which (depending on your DE) may not have the intended effect.
  • Disable display on F9 works
  • Change video output on F10 simulates pressing ctrl+p
  • Brightness- on F11 works
  • Brightness+ on F12 works



See Wireless network configuration#rtl8xxxu.



See also