Seconding @nikodunk suggestion to make that Lenovo page more readable.
An alternate, concrete, quick (< 5 min, I’d hope) solution to expanding by default is to set the rows with
collapse-title class to also have
bg-info (or whatever the internet team decides is theme-conforming)
I’m trying to get back to Fedora on the ThinkPad Z13 after a year-long switch to Windows. Hopefully I can submit my own usability misfortunes so they help others.
I already had beef with BitLocker and BIOS. Evidently, updating to the latest BIOS/EC version, resetting everything to default, and clearing all secure boot and encryption keys is not enough to get the Fedora USB to boot—you also need to reset to Setup Mode. It took me a half hour to figure that toggle out.
So far, Fedora 39 freshly installed on the Z13 is quite polished. I don’t have nearly as many hardware complaints as last year… yet. Something related to Displays crashes all the time using an external monitor, and the generated bug reports get auto-rejected for submission because they are “too low value” (something along those lines). I’ll put a proper bug report onto the GNOME or Fedora tracker as well as the Lenovo forums once I get home and recreate the issue.
Mostly, I wish there was a guide for former Marines (“Barney style”, as it’s usually called) that breaks down every. single. tiring. step. “Set line R in BIOS menu 33 to ‘Allow Microsoft CA’”. “Now clear the disk encryption key”. “Reboot”. “Press F12”. and so on. Then again, when I have to make such guides professionally, I get the sense there’s only one customer benefiting, and they aren’t directly paying as much for our product as I get paid while writing the guide. Plus, I understand each customer’s situation is unique, so you can’t blindly say “Enable all peripherals”, “Yes, Control does belong in the corner instead of Fn, you heathens!”, “Set this to maximize stability and battery life. Proper sleep is always more important than max performance!”
I’d also hope one day to discover whichever kernel parameters @mpearson is using. Occasionally, I see Forum posts where someone has entered
acpi_mask_gpe=0x0e gpiolib_acpi.ignore_interrupt=AMDI0030:00@18 and while the regular kernel should eventually have any and all workarounds built-in, there’s a good chance someone at AMD, Lenovo, ELAN, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Realtek, Quectel, or Wacom has already fixed a known problem and it’s just waiting to be merged and tested and put on LVFS or the package manager.
As far as web ordering: Getting a Z13 Fedora preload last year on the German website was super straightforward. The silly “we offer you a flash discount for the next 40 minutes” is a bit predictable and you can get under the Edu pricing if you keep showing up, adding laptops to the cart, and leaving. (In fact, this targeted price discrimination aspect of the website—while understandable and probably praised at business schools worldwide—irritates the hell out of me and almost pushed me off the purchase. I guess its customer behavior metrics worked, because I still landed on the “buy” side of the fence.) Plus—the deciding factor for me—Lenovo has different keyboard layouts for DACH customers, as I’ve never been able to adapt to QWERTZ. A few competing manufacturers will not do a U.S. Int’l keyboard without a phone order (at full retail price, of course) or won’t do it at all.
It does help that the preload is nearly identical to the official recovery ISO (I think 3 documents are added in the home folder) so I don’t have to go through the support website to fresh install Fedora.