GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
Yoga Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Gen
20200928 A 2020 top of the range 4th generation Thinkpad X1 Yoga with a good amount of memory (16GB) and disk (512GB SSD) and a good CPU (i7 8th gen) to handle heavy workloads to support data science activities, and travel well with good battery life, a touch screen to flip as a tablet with a pen. Supported with a Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock USB Hub with a single USB-C connection from the laptop. A 34 inch monitor is connected through HDMI and USB connections and headphone jack are all being run from the hub.
|Machine:||Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th, model 20QFCTO1WW|
|CPU:||8 x Intel Core i7-8665U CPU @ 1.90GHz|
|Performance:||PassMark = 8607, BogoMIPS = 4200 x 8|
|Memory:||2x8GiB (4x32Gbx32) LPDDR3 Synchronous 2133MHz (0.5 ns)|
|Disk:||NVMe 2280 512GB SSD|
|Wireless:||Cannon Point-LP CNVi|
|Display:||309mmx174mm 2560x1440 14.0WQHD IPS AR/AS 300N MT|
|Video:||Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 (Whiskey Lake) (rev 02) (i915)|
|Camera:||IR&HD Camera with 4 Microphones|
|Audio:||Cannon Point-LP High Definition Audio|
|20200225||Install Ubuntu 19.10|
|20200502||Upgrade Ubuntu 19.10 to 20.04|
|20201110||Upgrade Ubuntu 20.04 to 20.10 using do-release-upgrade.|
Press F12 after powering up the machine to find the boot menu to choose to boot from USB with the iso image. Secure Boot was requested by default to install drivers and a password supplied. The whole disk is encrypted using a passphrase. Installation was about 15 minutes.
Installation information from Arch Linux, Lenovo, and Ubuntu.