I'm trying to replace the default Windows 10 installation with Linux on this hybrid tablet.
What I tried
First I tried with Ubuntu 18.04, blank screen, I thought about starting modifying the KMS settings but I read that Arch (and derivatives) are better supported so I ditched Ubuntu and moved over to Manjaro.
Manjaro didn't work out of the box and I immediately ran into a blank screen, so I started tinkering with the KMS settings, first I changed all the modesets to 0 (
0 helped me getting rid of the black screen in favor of garbled text on screen (same as
nomodeset obviously), I also tried adding some other
i915 options such as:
At this point I realized that I might be dealing with some driver issues so I switched to the Intel customized
Clear Linux which brought me to the same state again (Starting without any modification leads to blank screen, garbled with
So in order to make sure I'm not missing something I tried with Arch, exactly the same results.
Which flags did I use
In order to activate the basic framebuffer (I'm not sure about VESA) options I applied
nomodeset and since the screen is rotated I had to use
fbcon=rotate:1, these 2 options together resulted in a garbled text which is partially readable (this is how I know the text was rotated).
Additional KMS options I used but probably had no effect:
gfxmode=(various combinations), including switching between width and length
Even if there was a slight change it's very hard to notice.
Lenovo D330 has several models, from what I figured the model I'm using is Miix D330-10igm 81h3 (As written on the bottom of it, where the keyboard connector is).
The graphics card is presumably Intel UHD 630 (which is the reason I tried enabling GUC in the first place and having all the tests with Clear Linux).
I'm not sure what else should I try and whether I'm looking at the right KMS options and settings.