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Lenovo Flex 2-14D (14 Inch, Convertible Notebook, AMD A6-6310, 2.4 GHz, 4GB RAM, Hybrid 500GB SSHD, Radeon R5 M230/2 GB, Touchscreen)

Laptop 14.1 Inch, IdeaPad, Laptop, Lenovo, Radeon

Lenovo Flex 2-14D (14 Inch, Convertible Notebook, AMD A6-6310, 2.4 GHz, 4GB RAM, Hybrid 500GB SSHD, Radeon R5 M230/2 GB, Touchscreen)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex2 14D can be used under Linux. However some tweaking is needed in order to get WiFi and graphics to work properly.

Wifi

In order enable WiFi on the Lenovo Flex2 14D one needs to update to the latest kernel. Use the “Update Manager” and select under the “Advanced” the latest kernel for installation (e.g. tested with upgrade to 3.13.0-35).

After a reboot the WiFi is enabled, however, it uses a Realtek 8723 chipset which does not provide a stable wireless network connection. In order to get stable WiFi connections one need to add the following option to the configuration file of the driver. This can be done by

echo "options rtl8723be fwlps=0" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf

After the next reboot the driver should run stable.

Graphics

The graphics driver can show some artefacts while scrolling vertically. This can be solved under Ubuntu by the “Driver Manager”. There on can change the driver to “fglrx-updates”, which might show better graphics performance.

Touchscreen

Multitouch is not working automatically under Ubuntu. However, no configuration is known how to enable it.

Source (and further tips): http://vsbabu.org/mt/archives/2014/09/16/setting_up_xubuntu_in_lenovo_flex2_14d.html


Identified Hardware Configurations (1 Result)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
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Fedora release 23 (Twenty Three) 4.2.5-300.fc23.x86_64 - 01/06/2016

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