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    Default Touchpad and wifi not detected by OpenSuse Leap 15 & 15.1 installer

    Dear sir,

    I'm going to install OpenSUSE on a Lenovo Yoga S730 laptop. Unlike my previous 10+ years of installing OpenSUSE, the touchpad and WiFi of the laptop were not detected. Since the the laptop only support WiFi for connecting to the Internet, I failed to do the installation as there was no mouse and WiFi.

    From Windows 10, I found the machine is using
    1) Intel Wireless AC9560 160MHz adapter of version 21.0.0.100 and
    2) Intel Serial IO I2C Host Controller 02E8 in Human Interface Devices.

    Grateful I can be advise how to solve the problem. For example, where can I download the drivers for OpenSUSE Leap and install them during installation.

    Thousand Thanks

    cheers,
    Karl

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    Default Re: Touchpad and wifi not detected by OpenSuse Leap 15 & 15.1 installer

    Suggestion:

    Try the Tumbleweed live DVD (or USB). Don't install. Just test to see if your touchpad and wifi work.

    Possibly also try the live Leap 15.2 (still in alpha testing), to see if touchpad and wifi work. You can find the Leap 15.2 live media HERE

    Both of those have a newer kernel than Leap 15.1. If they work, you could try installing Leap 15.1, but then install a later kernel from the kernels repo
    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/stable/standard/
    Or you could install the pre-release Leap 15.2, but you will be updating more often until it is released.
    openSUSE Leap 15.1; KDE Plasma 5;
    testing Leap 15.2Alpha

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    Default Re: Touchpad and wifi not detected by OpenSuse Leap 15 & 15.1 installer

    You may attach mouse and USB network card (LAN or WiFi).
    You will get WiFi drivers with updates for Leap 15.1: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us...etworking.html
    Linux is not supported OS by Lenovo, so you need to install touchpad drivers manually.

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    Default Re: Touchpad and wifi not detected by OpenSuse Leap 15 & 15.1 installer

    Quote Originally Posted by Svyatko View Post
    You may attach mouse and USB network card (LAN or WiFi).
    You will get WiFi drivers with updates for Leap 15.1: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us...etworking.html
    The kernel drivers for this chipset do not appear until kernel-4.14.x (according to the Intel link), so will not be in the 4.12 kernels from Leap-15.1 updates.

    @Karl,
    The most useful accessory for my Lenovo Yogas are comined USB hub and Ethernet adapters.

    If you do not have a mouse handy it is not difficult to complete an installation using the keyboard only, but a mouse would be easier.
    I tried Leap-15.2 Alpha yesterday but do not recommend it as fit for use yet.
    However I would download the 15.2 kernel-default and kernel-firmware and Intel wireless firmware packages to use with a 15.1 installation until 15.2 upgrade is released in a few months.
    http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/dist...1.4.x86_64.rpm
    http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/dist....16.noarch.rpm
    http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/dist...3.2.noarch.rpm
    After installing Leap-15.1 install these packages and reboot. With luck the newer kernel will permit everything to work. I would then lock the kernel-default against being accidentally displaced with an online update.
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    Default Re: Touchpad and wifi not detected by OpenSuse Leap 15 & 15.1 installer

    Quote Originally Posted by eng-int View Post
    The kernel drivers for this chipset do not appear until kernel-4.14.x (according to the Intel link), so will not be in the 4.12 kernels from Leap-15.1 updates.

    @Karl,
    The most useful accessory for my Lenovo Yogas are comined USB hub and Ethernet adapters.

    If you do not have a mouse handy it is not difficult to complete an installation using the keyboard only, but a mouse would be easier.
    I tried Leap-15.2 Alpha yesterday but do not recommend it as fit for use yet.
    However I would download the 15.2 kernel-default and kernel-firmware and Intel wireless firmware packages to use with a 15.1 installation until 15.2 upgrade is released in a few months.
    http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/dist...1.4.x86_64.rpm
    http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/dist....16.noarch.rpm
    http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/dist...3.2.noarch.rpm
    After installing Leap-15.1 install these packages and reboot. With luck the newer kernel will permit everything to work. I would then lock the kernel-default against being accidentally displaced with an online update.

    1. I have needed file iwlwifi-9000-pu-b0-jf-b0-34.ucode in /lib/firmware/ with standard repositories. OpenSUSE's developers are making theirs job.

    2. You may use openSUSE's repos for kernel and firmware, not Packman's.

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