Installing OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 on a ThinkPad T430s
Lenovo Thinkpad T430s 2356-LPG, BIOS G7ETA4WW (2.64), Firmware G7HT39WW (1.15)
This installation instruction describes these parts that do not or do not completely work after my OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 installation using KDE. If anything does not work as expected, please have a look at the older Installation of OpenSUSE 13.2 on a ThinkPad T430s for possible workarounds that I forgot to mention here.
Using the default BIOS settings, the Switchable Graphics with Intel HD Graphics and NVIDIA Optimus may cause high power consumption. Thus, if you do not need the NVIDIA Optimus graphics, change the BIOS settings from Switchable to Internal graphics before installation. Please read Switchable Graphics for the pros and cons. Note that I did not test the NVIDIA Optimus graphics.
Bluetooth: Broadcom BCM20702
The non-persistent firmware of this Bluetooth 4.0 adapter (USB ID 0a5c:21e6) can be updated by the kernel. The kernel needs the firmware patch file /lib/firmware/brcm/BCM20702A1-0a5c-21e6.hcd. To get this file, download the current ThinkPad Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software for Windows 10 installer and extract it using innoextract. Then, convert the Windows firmware hex file app/Win64/BCM20702A1_001.002.014.1443.1453.hex using
hex2hcd from bluez and move the resulting hcd file to the location mentioned above.
Suspend to RAM works out of the box. Since I do not have a swap partition, I did not test suspend to disk.