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    Phoronix: Improved Linux Driver Support Coming For LG Gram 2024 Laptop Models

    Merged to the Linux kernel back in 2018 was an LG Gram laptop driver for supporting various hotkeys and extra functionality of these LG laptops. That driver is now being extended to support the latest LG Gram laptop models...

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    I really liked my 2019 LG Gram, but the keyboard was appalling to type on for more than a few words. If the newer models are better, it might be worth looking at them again...

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      This patch seems to be from a third-party developer. Does LG even care about Linux?

      I would avoid any LG laptop, I don't think LG even cares about Linux, sure the laptop might still work thanks to the outstanding work of third-party developers who fix support in their spare time, but I would rather purchase a laptop from a vendor that cares about Linux.

      Much better to buy from System76, Framework Computer, Tuxedo Computers or Dell.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        This patch seems to be from a third-party developer. Does LG even care about Linux?

        I would avoid any LG laptop, I don't think LG even cares about Linux, sure the laptop might still work thanks to the outstanding work of third-party developers who fix support in their spare time, but I would rather purchase a laptop from a vendor that cares about Linux.

        Much better to buy from System76, Framework Computer, Tuxedo Computers or Dell.
        Yes, totally agree. I have a 2023 one and we have to apply a few workarounds. Also, it's VERY light because it basically doesn't have a cooler, so fans are on even with very light web browsing. The CPU goes from 45° to 95° in less than a second, and work very light tasks...

        I have put a maximum frequency cap at 70%, and on this way it's mostly usable.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
          This patch seems to be from a third-party developer. Does LG even care about Linux?
          Yes, but only on TV's (webOS is based on Linux).

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            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            Much better to buy from System76, Framework Computer, Tuxedo Computers...
            Please wake me up when at least one model with touchscreen and stylus support is available from any of them. User-upgradeable memory is also a requirement.

            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
            ...or Dell.

            I'm writing this from my Dell Inspiron 7415. Sadly, it needs to be replaced (due to machine check errors—apparently, one CPU core became broken), and I don't know any alternative. Apparently, all 2-in-1 laptops now have soldered memory.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              This patch seems to be from a third-party developer. Does LG even care about Linux?

              I would avoid any LG laptop, I don't think LG even cares about Linux, sure the laptop might still work thanks to the outstanding work of third-party developers who fix support in their spare time, but I would rather purchase a laptop from a vendor that cares about Linux.

              Much better to buy from System76, Framework Computer, Tuxedo Computers or Dell.
              Thinkpad is also good with their Linux support.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by sarmad View Post

                Thinkpad is also good with their Linux support.
                Do they do this only for Thinkpad models or is there hope for the Yoga line? I have the 2024 Yoga Pro 9i and have run into some issues https://github.com/karypid/YogaPro-16IMH9/issues and wonder if there is any hope they might get fixed. Especially the battery charge-level control issues...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by akarypid View Post

                  Do they do this only for Thinkpad models or is there hope for the Yoga line? I have the 2024 Yoga Pro 9i and have run into some issues https://github.com/karypid/YogaPro-16IMH9/issues and wonder if there is any hope they might get fixed. Especially the battery charge-level control issues...
                  Doesn't look like it. Here is their list of Linux compatible devices: https://www.lenovo.com/linux

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by akarypid View Post

                    Do they do this only for Thinkpad models or is there hope for the Yoga line? I have the 2024 Yoga Pro 9i and have run into some issues https://github.com/karypid/YogaPro-16IMH9/issues and wonder if there is any hope they might get fixed. Especially the battery charge-level control issues...
                    Lenovo in my experience tends to care less so about more consumer oriented devices running Linux. T series, P series, X series, and X1 series normally have great support-- which I wish I knew before I bought an E series... There is a great ThinkPad community on Reddit that talks about Linux, there may even be a Linux on ThinkPad group on there if I recall. ThinkPad Yoga might have some support but plain Yoga line isn't a business or professional line so they may have cut corners.

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