EN | Lenovo Yoga Convertible Powered By Manjaro – Review
. It will be some kind of comparison between Windows and Linux.. My focus will be as in previous video, with first impressions on tablet mode, but I will also mention some hardware, software and performance aspects.. In the end, you will find out whether I regret my decision buying Yoga 9 or not, and whether I would recommend this laptop to you. So keep watching. My current configuration includes triple boot with Manjaro Windows and Ubuntu.. I even managed to customize GRUB screen resolution to make the select menu readable, changing auto 4K resolution to 1024×768.. If you want to find out, witch resolutions are supported by your screen. Turn on your laptop At the grub menu press c to get the grub command line Type videoinfo. This lists all the modes. It is the width to height.. You need to make note of., Then boot up fully and go to the terminal and switch to root user or use just sudo.. In order to change the GRUB resolution go to etcdefault. The line we’re looking for is now called GRUBGFXMODE and is set to auto.. As you can see, I already created a backup of the original grub file and another one with GRUBGFXMODE set to lower resolution., So just set GRUBGFXMODE to your desired mode. Then run update grub and reboot.. As you can see, I successfully changed the GRUB screen resolution to 1024×768.. In my previous video I mentioned that Manjaro has been my favorite Linux distribution and that Manjaro didnt support a convertible laptop with touch screen out of the box.
. Fortunately, I found a great Archlinux Wiki article that aggregates information to get Arch Linux working on a tablet PC.. I followed the instructions and installed appropriate drivers for stylus and screen rotation. I’ve tried few onscreen keyboards and decided for Onboard because it offered the best customization options. In this article youll find how to set automatic rotation with GNOME and KDE desktop.. I also installed touchegg.. It is a multitouch gesture recognizer., It can recognize up to five finger gestures, tap, drag pinch and rotate.. In addition, you need Touch which serves as a desktop application to configure Touchgg.. The conclusion is that I was able to install all necessary drivers and programs for using YOGA in tablet. Mode. Link to the article is in the video description. Screen. Rotation is working, but it is not that fast and smooth like on Windows and Ubuntu.. It is definitely something that can be optimized. Or maybe there are additional settings that I am still missing.. If you know how to speed up the rotation, let me know in the comments. The pen is working well and can be used like mouse without touching the screen.. I don’t see here any limitations in comparison to Windows.. Don’T forget that Manjaro KDE Desktop is not a native tablet. Operating system., Still it’s pretty good to use.. Now convince yourself. Regarding to limitations on Manjaro. Lenovo Yoga 9 15IMH5 has 2 bottom speakers and a rotating sound bar.. Unfortunately, there is no bottom speakers support in Linux.
Without bottom speakers. The sound spectrum is not that wide and the overall sound is much better in Windows.. There are also no Linux drivers for the fingerprint reader.. To sum up, I can recommend Lenovo YOGA 9 15IMH5, depending on what you want to use it for.. It is definitely not the best choice if youre searching for a tablet, better choice would be an iPad or maybe an Android tablet. It’s, a powerful machine for everyday tasks for video, editing, programming, content creation and gaming combining also functions of a tablet. The biggest problem here is that there are no operating systems that nativly support tablet mode for such devices. Overall it’s, a great universal laptop, and I dont regret buying it.. I hope my review can help you if you are considering buying a YOGA or another convertible laptop, and if you also want to use it with Linux.. I am thrilled that I can continue using Manjaro as my daily driver. Even if I have to accept the loss of the fingerprint reader and bottom speakers.