model: Ideapad 330-IKB81FD(model id: 2218)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
can free operating systems be installed?
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
yes (see the details inside the description entry)
year of commercialization:
compatibility with free software:
Debian GNU/Linux 10 buster
tested with the following kernel libre:
video card model:
Intel Corporation HD Graphics 620 (rev 02) (works with 3D acceleration)
Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-N 7265 (it does not work)
EasyCamera: EasyCamera (it works)
This machine needs proprietary firmware for wireless card - on Debian, non-free firmware-iwlwifi is needed.
The manufacturer has a list of supported wireless cards, which contains only the Intel card. Despite this, I replaced it with Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 and it worked.
I replaced the Intel Wireless card with a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 to use with linux-libre.
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