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Linux Compatibility For 15.6 IONICO Laptop

phil_c64

Member
Hello,

I am looking at purchasing a new laptop but would love to move away from windoze as the primary OS. Ideally Ubuntu with virtual machine running a very debloated version of windoze removing telemetry and all the other utter nonsense.

My question is does anyone have something v similar to this spec and can confirm all the drivers are available and working?

A quick look shows nvidia support linux on rtx 3070 over on https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/166177/en-us and I could swap out KILLER™ Wi-Fi 6 AX165 for intel wifi6 ax200.

Chassis & Display
Ionico Series: 15.6" Matte QHD 165Hz sRGB 100% LED Widescreen (2560x1440)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen™ 9 Eight Core Processor 5900HX (3.3GHz, 4.6GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair 2933MHz SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 3070 - 8.0GB GDDR6 Video RAM - DirectX® 12.1
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB CORSAIR MP400 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD (up to 3480 MB/R, 1880 MB/W)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated Micro-SD Memory Card Reader
Battery
Ionico Series Integrated 62WH Lithium Ion Battery
Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
Sound Card
2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Wireless Network Card
GIGABIT LAN & KILLER™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 M.2 GAMING + BLUETOOTH 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
1 x USB 3.2 PORT (Type C) + 3 x USB 3.2 PORTS
Keyboard Language
IONICO SERIES RGB BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD
Keyboard & Mouse
INTEGRATED 2 BUTTON TOUCHPAD MOUSE
Chassis
TongFang GM5ZG7Y (8GB RTX-3070, R9-5900HX, 165Hz QHD, Blank KB)

Many thanks for any feedback.
 

mickyt

Member
Im also very interested in this. If anyone can point me to any Touchpad (and kbd light) drivers for the Tongfang laptops. It all seems to work OK apart from these drivers.

Thanks
 

SpyderTracks

Bingo Bango Orchestrator
Moderator
Im also very interested in this. If anyone can point me to any Touchpad (and kbd light) drivers for the Tongfang laptops. It all seems to work OK apart from these drivers.

Thanks
TongFang don't have a public repository so the only place drivers are available is through the system integrator.
 

mickyt

Member
By systen integrator I assume you mean pcspecialist. I email them now and again, not asking for support, but asking if they are aware of any linux/ubuntu drivers for this laptop, but, all I get is "we dont support linux". Which I am aware of. So looks like ill have to go elsewhere.

I seem to recall that when I was looking at purchasing this laptop, they stated that they dont support linux etc, but to contact them in any case and they may be able to help, obviously not correct.

Thanks for you help
 

SpyderTracks

Bingo Bango Orchestrator
Moderator
By systen integrator I assume you mean pcspecialist. I email them now and again, not asking for support, but asking if they are aware of any linux/ubuntu drivers for this laptop, but, all I get is "we dont support linux". Which I am aware of. So looks like ill have to go elsewhere.

I seem to recall that when I was looking at purchasing this laptop, they stated that they dont support linux etc, but to contact them in any case and they may be able to help, obviously not correct.

Thanks for you help
PCS don't make any drivers, they just supply them from the manufacturer, you can't expect them to give you drivers they don't have?

I think your expectations are a bit off.
 

ubuysa

The BSOD Doctor
Moderator
By systen integrator I assume you mean pcspecialist. I email them now and again, not asking for support, but asking if they are aware of any linux/ubuntu drivers for this laptop, but, all I get is "we dont support linux". Which I am aware of. So looks like ill have to go elsewhere.

I seem to recall that when I was looking at purchasing this laptop, they stated that they dont support linux etc, but to contact them in any case and they may be able to help, obviously not correct.

Thanks for you help
I really don't understand what your point is here?

PCS have made it clear to you that they don't support Linux on any of their builds. That means that if you choose to run Linux on a PCS build then you're largely on your own. There is a Linux forum on here where you might get help from the community and there are doubtless other Linux sites on the web where you'll find people able and willing to help you. I don't know why you seem to think that you've been badly served by PCS?
 

mickyt

Member
I have stated that I am aware that pcs dont support or supply linux/ubuntu, whatever, for this machine!

All im saying is, during the purchase process, pcs said to contact them if I chose to install Linux and they may be able to offer some advice, thats all! Its not a problem!
 
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