Bug #16654

Lenovo Legion Y530 requires disabling a module for Wi-Fi to work

Added by mercedes508 2019-04-16 13:36:39 . Updated 2019-06-02 14:28:38 .

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With Tails 3.13.1, in order to use the Wi-Fi adapter from Lenovo Legion Y530, the following commandline has to be executed:

modprobe -r ideapad_laptop

Here is the corresponding lspci output:

07:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8822BE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi adapter

So this should be added to our known issues page


Related issues

Blocks Tails - Feature #15941: Core work 2018Q4 → 2019Q2: Technical writing Resolved 2018-09-11


#1 Updated by sajolida 2019-05-08 12:22:52

@cbrownstein: Do you want to take this one?

#2 Updated by sajolida 2019-05-08 12:23:10

  • blocks Feature #15941: Core work 2018Q4 → 2019Q2: Technical writing added

#3 Updated by cbrownstein 2019-05-09 22:07:41

  • Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress
  • Assignee changed from sajolida to cbrownstein

I’ll work on this ticket.

Rather than instruct the user to modprobe -r ideapad_laptop (which requires the user to set an administration password), should we instruct the user to add modprobe.blacklist=ideapad_laptop to the startup options? That’s consistent with how we currently instruct users to disable drivers, e.g., disabling the nouveau driver.[1]

[1]: https://tails.boum.org/support/known_issues/index.en.html#index10h2

@sajolida: What do you think?

#4 Updated by sajolida 2019-05-10 10:04:38

Excellent idea! That’s the way to go.

Also, this being a known issue for a very specific model of laptop,
please don’t spend too much time on the writing itself as it won’t be
useful to many users anyway.

#5 Updated by cbrownstein 2019-05-10 23:50:41

  • Assignee changed from cbrownstein to sajolida
  • QA Check set to Ready for QA

I’ve pushed a branch:


#6 Updated by sajolida 2019-05-14 16:21:25


I merged your branch and moved your entry to the “Wi-Fi” section a bit
further down the page.

#7 Updated by sajolida 2019-05-14 16:23:00

  • Status changed from In Progress to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Applied in changeset commit:tails|a9ae7eb7e68c9756aabc6c1219c1a885c419b9c3.

#8 Updated by intrigeri 2019-06-02 14:28:38

  • QA Check deleted (Ready for QA)

(Preparing to drop the “QA Check” field as per “[Tails-dev] Proposal: Redmine workflow change”.)