Arch Linux on X1 Yoga 4th Gen

Fri, Nov 29, 2019 23:11 CET

Tags: , Arch, X1 Yoga 4th Gen, UEFI, udev, systemd

This guide will walk you through installing Arch Linux on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 4th Gen.


Fire up the machine then

F1 (Firmware Settings)

UEFI BIOS Version N2HET40W (1.23)
UEFI BIOS Date 2019-10-17
Embedded Controller Version N2HHT27W (1.10)
ME Firmware Version
Machine Type Model 20QGS12C00

CPU Type i7-8665U
Installed memory 16384MB

Config > Setup UI ~ Simple Text

Security > Secure Boot > Disable Secure Boot (toggle switch)

Security > Password ~ Define passwords and enable all

Security > Fingerprint ~ Reset Data and Disable

Security > Internal Device Access ~ Activate tamper detection

Restart > OS Optimized Defaults ~ Disabled

Startup > Network Boot ~ NVMe0

Startup > Option key Display ~ Disabled

? Config > Network > Wake On LAN ~ Disable
? Config > Network > Wake On LAN from Dock ~ Disable
Config > Network > Lenovo Cloud Services ~ Disable
Config > Power > Sleep State ~ Linux
Config > Beep and Alarm > Password beep ~ Disable
Config > Beep and Alarm > Keyboard beep ~ Disable
Config > USB > Always On USB ~ Disable

Date/Time ~ Set correct date and time

F10 (Save and Exit)

With LiveUSB plugged in

F12 > Select USB key to boot

Use better font

setfont latarcyrheb-sun32

Follow install guide




Install vulkan-intel driver (see reports)

pacman -S mesa vulkan-intel

Nice setting for boot loader console-mode max.

Nice font for vconsole latarcyrheb-sun32 or ter-132n (need install terminus-font).

NO need to put i915 in MODULES in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf.

Nice PPI setting: Xft.dpi: 216 (192 is OK but small) in .Xresources (at max res 3840x2160).


Add the snd_hda_intel.dmic_detect=0 to kernel options

title Arch Linux with Sound Fix
linux /vmlinuz-linux
initrd /initramfs-linux.img
options cryptdevice=UUID=<...>:main root=/dev/mapper/main-root rw snd_hda_intel.dmic_detect=0



Use firmware to swap fn and ctrl (Config > Keyboard/Mouse > Fn and Ctrl Key swap ~ Enabled)

Use custom keymap to swap caps lock and enter. See the wiki.

Lid and Power Button

# vim /etc/systemd/logind.conf


Works out of the box with

pacman -S dhcpcd netctl iw dialog wpa_supplicant wireless_tools


Install software

pacman -S bluez bluez-utils

If you want bluetooth to power on the chip as soon as bluetooth.service is running



Enable and start the bluetooth service

systemctl enable --now bluetooth


pacman -S pulseaudio-bluetooth
systemctl --user restart pulseaudio

For more, see


Works out of the box.


pacman -S xorg-xinput

Adjust Sensitivity and Enable Tapping

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-touchpad.conf
Section "InputClass"
  Identifier     "Touchpad Speed"
  MatchProduct   "Touchpad"
  Option         "Accel Speed" "1.00"
  Option         "Tapping" "1"

Touch Screen and Stylus

Works out of the box with

pacman -S xf86-input-wacom

Fingerprint Reader







See the wiki.


To disable temporarily

modprobe -r pcspkr

To disable permanently add

# /etc/modprobe.d/nobeep.conf
blacklist pcspkr

See also!) and

Firmware Updates


pacman -S fwupd

To update DB

fwupdmgr refresh

To check what updates are available

fwupdmgr get-updates

To update firmware

fwupdmgr update

See the wiki for more.

Automatic screen layout switching

TODO Resolution is wrong when switching back to default via autorandr --batch --change.

Install and configure autorandr

pacman -S autorandr
... # undock and configure undocked layout
autorandr --save default
... # dock and configure docked layout
autorandr --save docked

Setup udev rule

# /etc/udev/rules.d/50-dock.rules
ACTION=="change", BUS="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="17ef", ATTRS{idProduct}=="3082", NAME="dock", RUN="autorandr --batch --change"

Note that I used device 17ef:3082 but it could be any of

Bus 006 Device 004: ID 17ef:3082 Lenovo
Bus 006 Device 003: ID 17ef:307f Lenovo USB3.1 Hub
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 17ef:307f Lenovo USB3.1 Hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 007: ID 2109:8818 VIA Labs, Inc.
Bus 005 Device 010: ID 2109:8818 VIA Labs, Inc.
Bus 005 Device 009: ID 17ef:3083 Lenovo
Bus 005 Device 006: ID 17ef:3081 Lenovo
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 17ef:3080 Lenovo
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 17ef:3080 Lenovo USB2.0 Hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Reload rules.

udevadm control --reload-rules

TODO xrandr seems to be triggered by something else. Auto config switching still works after disabling udev rule. I am truly puzzled.

Tablet mode

See this other post.



# resize large floating windows
for_window [window_role="GtkFileChooserDialog"] resize set 1920 1440 # 4K
for_window [window_role="GtkFileChooserDialog"] resize set 1440 960  # 2.5K


External screens and autodock

If using external screens via dock, autorandr, and udev rules, use compatible resolution, e.g. 2560x1440 with Xft.dpi: 144.

Undocking does not properly roll back to the max resolution 3840x2160 (maybe because autorandr is called from outside X session? bug?).

Then configure various resolutions with autorandr then create a file /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/ with the following contents

[ -x /usr/bin/autorandr ] && /usr/bin/autorandr --change

And make it executable

chmod a+x /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/

See this gist.


Detect stylus is docked



cat /sys/bus/iio/devices/iio:device*/name

accel_3d measures orientation gyro_3d measures orientation change

Libinput events

libinput debug-events
-event2   DEVICE_ADDED     Power Button                      seat0 default group1  cap:k
-event12  DEVICE_ADDED     Video Bus                         seat0 default group2  cap:k
-event1   DEVICE_ADDED     Lid Switch                        seat0 default group3  cap:S
-event0   DEVICE_ADDED     Sleep Button                      seat0 default group4  cap:k
-event4   DEVICE_ADDED     Wacom Pen and multitouch sensor Finger seat0 default group5  cap:t  size 309x174mm ntouches 10 calib
-event7   DEVICE_ADDED     Wacom Pen and multitouch sensor Pen seat0 default group5  cap:T  size 309x174mm calib
-event10  DEVICE_ADDED     Integrated Camera: Integrated C   seat0 default group6  cap:k
-event11  DEVICE_ADDED     Integrated Camera: Integrated I   seat0 default group6  cap:k
-event5   DEVICE_ADDED     SYNA8004:00 06CB:CD8B Touchpad    seat0 default group7  cap:pg  size 97x53mm tap(dl off) left scroll-nat scroll-2fg-edge click-buttonareas-clickfinger dwt-on
-event14  DEVICE_ADDED     HDA Intel PCH Mic                 seat0 default group8  cap:
-event15  DEVICE_ADDED     HDA Intel PCH Headphone           seat0 default group8  cap:
-event16  DEVICE_ADDED     HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3       seat0 default group8  cap:
-event17  DEVICE_ADDED     HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=7       seat0 default group8  cap:
-event18  DEVICE_ADDED     HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=8       seat0 default group8  cap:
-event19  DEVICE_ADDED     HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=9       seat0 default group8  cap:
-event20  DEVICE_ADDED     HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=10      seat0 default group8  cap:
-event3   DEVICE_ADDED     AT Translated Set 2 keyboard      seat0 default group9  cap:k
-event6   DEVICE_ADDED     TPPS/2 ALPS TrackPoint            seat0 default group10 cap:p left scroll-nat scroll-button
-event9   DEVICE_ADDED     ThinkPad Extra Buttons            seat0 default group11 cap:kS

# move stylus close to screen
-event7   TABLET_TOOL_PROXIMITY +40.30s		271.40*/124.25*	tilt: 0.00*/0.00*	pressure: 0.00*	pen (0x????????, id 0x??) proximity-in 	axes:pt	btn:SS2
 event7   TABLET_TOOL_PROXIMITY +40.76s		276.00/119.19	tilt: 0.00/0.00 pressure: 0.00	pen (0x????????, id 0x??) proximity-out

# toggle table-mode by rotating screen beyong 180 deg
-event9   SWITCH_TOGGLE    +59.14s	switch tablet-mode state 1
 event9   SWITCH_TOGGLE    +65.44s	switch tablet-mode state 0

See also

Arch wiki link.

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