Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 6)

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Hardware PCI/USB ID Working?
Touchpad 06cb:00fc Yes
TrackPoint Yes
Keyboard Yes
Video 8086:9a49 Yes
Webcam 04f2:b6ea Yes
Bluetooth 8087:0026 Yes
Wireless 8086:a0f0 Yes
Audio 8086:a0c8 Yes
Mobile broadband Untested
Fingerprint reader 06cb:00fc Yes
Accelerometer Yes

The 6th generation of the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga is an Intel based 2-in-1 laptop with a 14 inches touch screen introduced in 2021. The laptop screen can be folded over transforming the device in a tablet like tool, and it comes with a stylus as an extra form of input. It uses the Intel Iris Xe graphic card and the 11th generation of Intel processors.

Accessibility

The UEFI setup utility presents modern graphic and mouse support. You can switch back to the classic text-mode user interface from withing the setup utility in order to increase compatibility with screen readers. A sighted person should support with changing this setting. The modern graphical mode is the factory default.

Firmware

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.

Audio

Additional firmware may be required for the sound card to function. See Advanced Linux Sound Architecture#ALSA firmware.

Video

There is no need to install any special package, however as of Kernel 5.12 the i915 video driver suffers from glitches and lags making the use of the device frustrating. To workaround the issue it is possible to tweak the energy saving strategy of the driver by passing the relevant parameter to the kernel.

The parameter i915.enable_dc can take a value from -1 (default) up to 4, where 4 is the most aggressive form of power saving. Setting it to 2 seems to get rid of any pointer lag and rendering artifact.

i915.enable_dc=2

The issue is known upstream and should be fixed in a future release of the kernel.

Accelerometer

To make this devices work with GNOME you need to install iio-sensor-proxy package.

This will allow the display to rotate as the device is oriented in different direction.

Infrared Camera

This device includes an infrared camera for face-unlocking with howdy. The built-in Chicony Electronics webcam works out-of-the-box. Choose the device /dev/video2 to use the infrared camera.

If the infrared emitter doesn't flash visibly while using the infrared camera, you can use linux-enable-ir-emitterAUR to enable it.

Function keys

Key Visible?1 Marked?2 Effect
Fn+Esc No Yes Enables Fn lock
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+F12 Yes Yes XF86Favorites
Fn+B Yes No Break
Fn+D No No toggle Privacy Guard
Fn+H No No toggle performance mode4
Fn+K Yes No ScrollLock
Fn+L No No toggle low-power mode4
Fn+M No No toggle balanced mode4
Fn+P Yes No Pause
Fn+S Yes No SysRq
Fn+4 Yes3 No XF86Sleep
Fn+Space No Yes toggle keyboard backlight
Fn+Left Arrow Yes No Home
Fn+Right Arrow Yes No End
  1. The key is visible to xev and similar tools
  2. The physical key has a symbol on it, which describes its function
  3. systemd-logind handles this by default
  4. This can be checked by running cat /sys/firmware/acpi/platform_profile