Lenovo Legion 5i (15imh05h)


  • Daily use is good to go as long as your firmware is latest.
  • Make sure you install in kernel 5.6+ if you want to get wifi work, in case you didn’t have ethernet cable.
  • Will update in the future.


Qubes-HCL-LENOVO-81Y6-20210627-000054.yml (988 Bytes)

Thank you @51lieal for your HCL report, it is now part of this pull request:

… and will be visible on the website soon!

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Is there a way to locate the same one for the “PREMIUM” version of the legion 5i? specifically the RTX Invidia 2060… would this work the same or significantly worse? Am i just better off getting a regular Ubuntu driver?

I think there’s no problem with rtx version.

@51lieal Curious the hardware procedures you followed? What are you experiences now much later?

everything is good, what you mean by hardware procedure?

i also upgrade it with 64gb ram.

In regards to coreboot; did you flash your BIOS? What hardware changes have you made to your machine? Removal of microphone/camera? Upgrade or change the WIFI hardware? etc.

no coreboot or hardware changes. if you want coreboot, i recommend system76.

Thanks again. If you don’t mind meandering with me on this thread one final time I would really like your feedback some more. I have come upon the same machine for pennies for what it’s worth and thinking of making it my daily driver with QubesOS (though not having experienced the OS other than the video content and the reading I have done).

What hardware threat level concerns do you perceive having with this machine should it physically be lost, stolen, or worse? Buying a 2013 Lenovo x230 is not on my list of desirable choices being it’s so dated. So with your experiences and usage so far, what measures have you taken to jump start your QubesOS install in this regard? What precautions have you worked around for the hardware compromise at the QubeOS level if any. Think that’s my final questions about this topic and sorry to nag you. I have no real QubesOS friendly hardware lying to experiment with nor do I want to acquire any unless it’s mitigating reasonably privacy threats. Thanks for being a good sport for the barrage of questions! :o)

PS: I would absolutely love a system76 laptop but I don’t think I want to spend that kind of money for something I am sure I would enjoy but that I could mitigate privacy concerns around with some software principles and practices.