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What is the process for getting hardware support for a laptop in the kernel?

mrjohnc Posts: 1
edited May 2020 in Kernel Development

Hi all

I recently tried to install a couple of Linux distros on my Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 but found that the sound, microphone and touchscreen did not work, also the gyroscope made the screen flip upside down. I understand from asking around that these features are missing because the laptop is not supported in the kernel. My question is: How can I get support for this laptop in the kernel, I started a bug as a start (including a readout from lspci) but what else I can do?


I have a background in documentation writing and would be very happy to 'swap' for something that I have skills in that took a relatively similar or longer amount of time.

Thanks very much


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