Lenovo ideapad 330 (15ARR) ubuntu issues and their solutions
Issue-1: None of the ubuntu distros are getting installed
Solution: Ubuntu distros lower than
18.10 will not work in this laptop, as minimum kernal version required is
So install ubuntu 18.10 / xubuntu 18.10 / lubuntu 18.10 / kubuntu 18.10 in
Issue-2: Wifi is not working
Solution: Install drivers seperatly. In most of the cases the wifi network card manufacturer is
Elan tech for this model.
So just run the following commands to download and install
git clone https://github.com/tomaspinho/rtl8821ce.git cd rtl8821ce/ sudo make all sudo make install sudo modprobe -a 8821ce
Check your wifi networks!
Issue-3: Touchpad is not working at all
Solution: You need to upgrade kernel to minimum
4.19.15-041915-generic . From this kernal version, the touchpad drivers are present in the kernal.
So just download the kernal files and upgrade. Visit https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/ to choose a kernal version
If you want to download
4.19.15, try the steps
First download the files
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.19.15/linux-headers-4.19.15-041915_4.19.15-041915.201901130432_all.deb wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.19.15/linux-headers-4.19.15-041915-generic_4.19.15-041915.201901130432_amd64.deb wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.19.15/linux-modules-4.19.15-041915-generic_4.19.15-041915.201901130432_amd64.deb wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.19.15/linux-image-unsigned-4.19.15-041915-generic_4.19.15-041915.201901130432_amd64.deb
dpkg -i linux-headers-4.19.15-041915_4.19.15-041915.201901130432_all.deb dpkg -i linux-headers-4.19.15-041915-generic_4.19.15-041915.201901130432_amd64.deb dpkg -i linux-modules-4.19.15-041915-generic_4.19.15-041915.201901130432_amd64.deb dpkg -i linux-image-unsigned-4.19.15-041915-generic_4.19.15-041915.201901130432_amd64.deb
Honestly I don't care too much about hibernation than suspend it when lid is closen or being able to adjust screen brightness, but thank you anyway :-)