Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6 - Display Unusable


I am able to boot from the Live USB. However, the display is unusable. When ever I move my finger on the trackpad, the display re-draws and is generally broken. I have had similar issues with Live USBs from other distros including: MX Linux, and Linux Mint.

If this issue can be resolved, would really like to install Manjaro Gnome on my laptop. For information this is my laptop’s output from MX Linux. Many thanks in advance.

System:    Kernel: 5.16.0-5mx-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.16.0-5mx-amd64 
           root=UUID=<filter> ro quiet splash 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.24 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm 4.16.1 vt: 7 
           dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: MX-21.1_ahs_x64 Wildflower April 9  2022 
           base: Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye) 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 82L3 v: IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6 serial: <filter> 
           Chassis: type: 10 v: IdeaPad 5 Pro 14ITL6 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0J40700 WIN serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO 
           v: GDCN61WW(V2.06) date: 02/11/2022 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 34.1 Wh (58.9%) condition: 57.9/56.5 Wh (102.5%) volts: 11.7 
           min: 11.5 model: Sunwoda/ L20D3PF0 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Discharging 
           cycles: 3 
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
           arch: Tiger Lake family: 6 model-id: 8C (140) stepping: 1 microcode: 9A cache: 
           L2: 8 MiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 38707 
           Speed: 549 MHz min/max: 400/4200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 549 2: 567 3: 570 4: 1001 
           5: 400 6: 483 7: 811 8: 867 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
           Type: mds status: Not affected 
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
           Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling 
           Type: srbds status: Not affected 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 
           v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a49 class-ID: 0300 
           Device-2: Chicony Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 3-6:2 
           chip-ID: 04f2:b6be class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter> 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: xfwm4 v: 4.16.1 driver: 
           loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2880x1800 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 762x476mm (30.0x18.7") 
           s-diag: 898mm (35.4") 
           Monitor-1: eDP-1 res: 2880x1800 hz: 90 dpi: 242 size: 302x188mm (11.9x7.4") 
           diag: 356mm (14") 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.5 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Lenovo 
           driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl 
           bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0c8 class-ID: 0401 
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.0-5mx-amd64 running: yes 
           Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel modules: wl port: 3000 
           bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0f0 class-ID: 0280 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 3-10:3 chip-ID: 8087:0026 
           class-ID: e001 
           Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 3 state: down bt-service: N/A rfk-block: 
           hardware: no software: yes address: <filter> 
           Info: acl-mtu: 1021:4 sco-mtu: 96:6 link-policy: rswitch sniff 
           link-mode: slave accept 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 5.84 GiB (1.2%) 
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital 
           model: PC SN530 SDBPMPZ-512G-1101 size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B 
           logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 21160001 
           temp: 29.9 C scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 468.68 GiB size: 460.25 GiB (98.20%) used: 5.82 GiB (1.3%) fs: ext4 
           dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 256 MiB size: 252 MiB (98.46%) used: 16.3 MiB (6.5%) 
           fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 15 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
           dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Repos:     Packages: note: see --pkg apt: 1988 lib: 988 flatpak: 0 
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
           1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye-updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
           1: deb http://deb.debian.org/debian bullseye main contrib non-free
           2: deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security bullseye-security main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
           1: deb http://mxlinux.mirrors.uk2.net/packages/mx/repo/ bullseye main non-free
           2: deb http://mxlinux.mirrors.uk2.net/packages/mx/repo/ bullseye ahs
Info:      Processes: 316 Uptime: 27m wakeups: 214 Memory: 7.56 GiB used: 1.26 GiB (16.7%) 
           Init: SysVinit v: 2.96 runlevel: 5 default: 5 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 10.2.1 
           alt: 10 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.4 running-in: quick-system-info-mx 
           inxi: 3.3.06 
Boot Mode: UEFI


That would be relevant on MX Linux forum, not here. Manjaro does not provide the

because is EOL = End Of Life = not supported.

There is a BIOS Update for Windows 10 (64-bit) and Windows 11 (64-bit) - ideapad 5 Pro-14ITL6 - Lenovo Support DE

Download the ISO from Manjaro Downloads install it, and then deal with issues one by one.
You might need to use i915.enable_psr=0 kernel boot parameter, test newer kernels, use a mouse till you manage to sort the touchpad …

Arch Wiki is having some info of it’s predecessor.

Model     version	Date	        Video	Sound	Ethernet	Wireless	Bluetooth	Power management	Other	                                 Remarks

IdeaPad 5  15ITL05	2020-09-15	      Yes	 Yes*	   –	       Yes	       Yes	       Untested	        xbacklight does not work (use light)
                                                                                                            fingerprint sensor 27c6:55a2 is not 
                                                                                                            supported in fprint
community/light 1.2.2-3
    Program to easily change brightness on backlight-controllers.

…this is for it’s predecessor in arch/manjaro, in MX it might have a different name, try out.

Thank you for the reply. I am still unable to interact with the laptop, even using an external mouse.

I am unable to update the BIOS, I tried to do this with Hiren’s, but kept getting error messages so had to abandon it.

I have found this thread, and think it might help me, but i do not understand what I need to do. Please explain the steps in a little bit easier to understand terms. Thank you.

do you installed already manjaro or are you still using the iso?
edit: it looks like you are using live usb, so add this parameter:
to grub command line like this

Thank you. I did this to get the Live USB working with no display issues. I then installed Manjaro, and afterwards added the same to GRUB, to make permanent as shown on my screenshot. Does this look OK?

Does adding this parameter impact the system in anyway?

it impacts it in a way that your system becomes usable …
after you edit grub, you have to update grub with:
sudo update-grub

i915.enable_psr=0 - Panel Self Refresh (PSR), a power saving feature used by Intel iGPUs is known to cause flickering in some instances

Thank you, I did update GRUB. So I do not need to worry about my system being compromised / becoming unstable or similar due to this addition to GRUB?
Thank you for your help.

no, no need to worry, it just disables intels refresh rate powersaving …

Thank you for the reassurance. I am really liking Manjaro Gnome.

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