Author: Luc Raymond

  • Unlock your Ryzen cpu on Linux and enable turbo boost

    NOTE: If you want to investigate on your machine, I recommend adding the following tools. Arch : pacman -S btop cpupower turbostat Ubuntu / PopOS / Debian : will be updated soon 😥 It was a normal evening, I remember doing software updates on my laptop and running btop for any software suspiscious activities. I […]

  • New bios for ThinkBook 15 G2 ARE AMD

    Lenovo just released a new bios for the ThinkBook 15 G2 ARE AMD : FACN31WW(V1.14) . Note 1: This firmware doesn’t fix the suspend issue, refer to my previous post for how to fix. Note 2: If you run Linux only on that machine, refer to my previous post about how to update. Summary of […]

  • Fix Linux ALC4080 audio on MSI MPG X570S CARBON MAX WIFI

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    If you have this motherboard you may notice that your audio won’t be working. This can be fixed through a simple mod. Reboot your computer, when you have the boot menu of your distro, choose to edit the boot parameters. On the line that starts with linux add the following to the end of the […]

  • New AMD PC incoming!

    I’ll be writing a new post about my new PC soon. I can’t start assembly yet as I’m still waiting for my cpu cooler and thermal paste. I have a good GPU but I will only show it in the next post.

  • Installing a Windows firmware on a Lenovo Laptop firmware when you run Linux

    Some laptops from Lenovo, like the Thinkbook, aren’t updatable from Linux. Lenovo could provide a Linux firmware but they don’t. Lenovo only provide a method to update it from Windows. If had time to kill and If you had kept a backup of the Windows install that came with your machine, you could: backup your […]

  • Install Samsung printers (or others) on MacOS BigSur

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    If you’re reading this, you probably found out that old Samsung drivers are not compatible for MacOS BigSur! Don’t throw your printer away! Let’s make it work. Go into MacOS system’s preference, open the printers and scanners icon. Click on the + icon in the bottom left. MacOS will try to discover your printer and […]

  • Fixing Suspend / Resume on Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G2 ARE Laptop with AMD in Linux

    If you bought the Lenovo Thinkbook 15 G2 ARE with the AMD processor you probably noticed that the suspend option is not working in Linux. After some debugging I finally found a work around. The problem was present even with the latest kernel on a Arch Linux system with Kernel 5.12.14. The issue was also […]

  • 2021 Linux Review of the Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 AMD

    This 2021 review is about the Lenovo Thinkbook 15 G2 ARE Laptop (Type 20VG) I recently bought. This laptop is using AMD components. Here are the configuration details Processor: AMD® Ryzen™ 7 4700U Processor (2.00 GHz, up to 4.10 GHz Max Boost, 8 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache) Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64 […]