P52 is not compatible by ubunutu 16.04 or 18.04

Asked by Josh Albert on 2018-11-06

I've attempted to install 16.04 and 18.04 on the lenovo p52.
This is contrary to the purported support claimed here (https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201806-26280/)
The instal only proceeds when discrete graphics is enabled.
Touchpad fails to be recognized.
Function keys (e.g. screen dimming) do not work.
Thunderbolt does not work.
Resuming from suspended state does not work.

The same problems are reported for other distros on forums.
This was a 3500$ workstation laptop and it cannot run Linux.
Very disappointed and frustrated.

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Po-Hsu Lin (cypressyew) said : #1

you can try the linux-oem kernel [1] on your system,
just run "sudo apt-get install linux-oem", it might have the driver you need

Otherwise you will need to file bug reports (with "ubuntu-bug linux"
command in a terminal) or go to the community for help.

[1] https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oem
FAQ #2219: “What's the difference between Certified (Pre-Installed) and Certified?”.

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