Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 3)

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Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
Touchpad (I2C) Yes
TrackPoint (I2C) Yes
Touchscreen 056a:5144 (?) Yes
Pen 056a:5146 Yes
Keyboard Yes
GPU 8086:5917 Yes
Webcam 04f2:b61e Yes
Ethernet 8086:15d7 Yes
Bluetooth 8087:0a2b Yes
MicroSD card slot 0bda:0328 Yes
Audio 8086:9d71 Yes
Wireless 8086:24fd Yes
Mobile broadband 8086:7360 (PCI mode)
2cb7:0007 (USB mode)
Yes, in USB mode
See #Mobile broadband
Fingerprint Reader 06cb:009a Yes

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, 3th generation (X1Y3) is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop introduced in 2018. There are several different models (20ld, 20le, 20lf, 20lg). Its design is closely related to the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 6). It features a 14" screen, 8th-gen Intel Core processors (Kaby Lake), an integrated stylus, and integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics.

To ensure you have this version, install the package dmidecode and run:

# dmidecode -s system-version
ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd


Several Linux users reported their systems were bricked after enabling "Thunderbolt BIOS assist" in the UEFI menu. Lenovo has released BIOS version 1.27 which prevents this issue. See this thread on the Lenovo forums for details.

Under BIOS version 1.24 the embedded controller will no longer spin the fan up properly during high system load causing CPU throttling issues. Reverting to version 1.21 will restore normal functions or you can use the ThinkFanAUR package to control it via the OS. See Fan speed control#ThinkPad laptops for details.


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 geteltoritoAUR 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.

Mobile broadband

Fibocom L850-GL works after turning it into USB mode with https://github.com/xmm7360/xmm7360-usb-modeswitch.

Install the acpi_call kernel module, then run the xmm2usb tool as root, then wait a few seconds for the USB modem to come up.

Power management

To check whether S3 is recognized and usable by Linux, run:

 # journalctl -k --grep "acpi: pm: \(supports"

and check for S3 in the list.

Enabling S3 sleep

Since of May 17, 2019, Lenovo released firmware 1.33, which let you enable legacy S3 sleep in UEFI/BIOS. You can find the option in ThinkPad Setup: Config -> Power and disable the option "Optimized Sleep State for Modern Standby".

Optimized Sleep State for Modern Standby (after BIOS 1.35 the wording has changed to "Sleep State"):

  • Disabled: "legacy" S3 sleep (after BIOS 1.35 the wording has changed to "Linux")
  • Enabled: modern standby (after BIOS 1.35 the wording has changed to "Windows 10")

By setting this option to "Disabled", a warning will appear. The warning describes that a reinstallation of your OS might be mandatory. Accept the warning and both Windows and Linux should work fine.

Reboot and verify whether S3 is working by running:

# dmesg | grep -i "acpi:.*(supports"

You should now see something like this:

 [    0.230796] ACPI: (supports S0 S3 S4 S5)

Fix touchscreen after resume

The X1Y3 has a firmware bug where the touchscreen may not come up again after waking up from S3 suspend/resume.

The following fixes were pulled from: Lenovo Linux Forums

Using acpi_call

Install and enable the acpi_call kernel module.

Add the following systemd service:

Description=Touch wake Thinkpad X1 Yoga 3rd gen hack
After=suspend.target hibernate.target hybrid-sleep.target suspend-then-hibernate.target

ExecStart=/bin/sh -c "echo '\\_SB.PCI0.LPCB.EC._Q2A'  > /proc/acpi/call"

WantedBy=suspend.target hibernate.target hybrid-sleep.target suspend-then-hibernate.target

Enable activate-touch-hack.service.

Disabling Thunderbolt

Some users have reported that disabling Thunderbolt in BIOS -> Security -> IO ports -> Thunderbolt permanently fixes the touchscreen issue. As a consequence, docking stations may have some features disabled.

Fingerprint reader

Install the python-validity-gitAUR package.


If you want the screen to auto-rotate if turned upside down or sideways, install the iio-sensor-proxy package. Start the iio-sensor-proxy.service or simply reboot to apply.

Touchscreen ghost touches

Some Thinkpad X1Y3 touchscreens are affected by a hardware issue that manifests itself as "ghost touch" events along the outer edges of the screen. On X11, with the xf86-input-wacom driver installed, it is possible to work around this by configuring the tablet driver to ignore touch events in the outermost row of pixels.

First, use xsetwacom to show the sensors (touch, stylus etc.) supported by the touchscreen:

# xsetwacom list devices
Wacom Pen and multitouch sensor Finger touch    id: 9   type: TOUCH     
Wacom Pen and multitouch sensor Pen stylus      id: 10  type: STYLUS    
Wacom Pen and multitouch sensor Pen eraser      id: 18  type: ERASER

Note down the ID of the TOUCH sensor, then check the active area of the touchscreen:

# xsetwacom get 9 Area
0 0 12373 6961

Now configure the Area parameter by moving all edges inward by 1:

# xsetwacom set 9 Area 1 1 12372 6960

If you are still getting ghost clicks, they might be from the stylus tool, in that case repeat the operation with the stylus ID:

# xsetwacom get 10 Area
0 0 30935 17401
# xsetwacom set 10 Area 1 1 30934 17400

Missing keys on some layouts

People using the device with a German keyboard layout will quickly notice that the <> key is missing (to which | is also bound). This can also be the case for other layouts.

To work around this without switching back to the device's "native" layout, the Compose key can be used.

Function keys

Key Visible?1 Marked?2 Effect
Fn+Esc No Yes Enables Fn lock
Fn Yes Yes XF86WakeUp
Fn+F1 Yes Yes XF86AudioMute
Fn+F2 Yes Yes XF86AudioLowerVolume
Fn+F3 Yes Yes XF86AudioRaiseVolume
Fn+F4 Yes Yes XF86AudioMicMute
Fn+F5 Yes Yes XF86MonBrightnessDown
Fn+F6 Yes Yes XF86MonBrightnessUp
Fn+F7 Yes Yes XF86Display
Fn+F8 Yes Yes XF86WLAN
Fn+F9 Yes Yes XF86Tools
Fn+F10 Yes Yes XF86Bluetooth
Fn+F11 No Yes Unknown
Fn+F12 Yes Yes XF86Favorites
Fn+B Yes No Break
Fn+K Yes No ScrollLock
Fn+P Yes No Pause
Fn+S Yes No SysRq
Fn+Left Arrow Yes No Home
Fn+Right Arrow Yes No End
Fn+Space No Yes Toggle Keyboard Backlight
  1. The key is visible to xev and similar tools.
  2. The physical key has a symbol on it, which describes its function.

See also