openSUSE on the Huawei Matebook D

Posted on Sun 21 July 2019 in Computing

My current status of running opensuse Tumbleweed on the UK version of the Huawei Matebook D.


Out the box leap15.1 and tumbleweed ~July 2019 works pretty well. The biggest annoyance being the inconsistent suspend when I shut the lid or when I run systemctl suspend sometimes it will resume, sometimes it just crashes.

Here is a list of things that do and dont work out of the box. I don't run Gnome or KDE Plasma so there maybe software in those desktops that might help and that I am missing.

Specific findings and stuff to change

as of openSUSE Tumbleweed 20190709

Issue Status Comments
WiFi OK Leap 15.1 and Tumbleweed just work
Trackpad OK As above
Backlit keys OK Works with function key
Soundcard OK Leap 15.1 and Tumbleweed just work
Hibernate OK Works perfectly
Suspend Partial Hit and miss. Sometimes it works other times I think it crashes (capslock light flashes on and off) This has been the same on leap 15.1 and tumbleweed (Kernel 5.1.16-1)
Backlight control Fail xbacklight reports No outputs have backlight property I have no idea how to fix this
Webcam Not tested
Microphone Not tested