Owning a Clevo W230SS

Or depending on your reseller, Eurocom M4, which is what I have.


  1. Sound
  2. Network a. WiFi b. Bluetooth


Headphones don't have sound after suspend or reboot:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/1313904 you can download the init-headphone_0.2.0_all.deb at the bottom of the comments. run sudo init-headphone. If it tells you that your product is not supported (and you know for sure it's a w230ss), you can edit the executable. sudo vim /usr/sbin/init-headphone and edit line 8: SUPPORTED_SYSTEM_PRODUCT_NAMES = ["W230SS"] to fit your product, for me it was: SUPPORTED_SYSTEM_PRODUCT_NAMES = ["M4"]


After upgrading to Kubuntu 15.04, the fix doesn't automatically work. I end up having to change the script again and remove the check for i2cdev, this is because i2cdev is incorporated into the kernel by default.


Unrud commented underneath that the Eurocom M4 is now supported on his GitHub repository I haven't tested but could save you time.

Changes to script:

/usr/sbin/init-headphone line 86 to 95

for line in modules_file.readlines():
# if "i2c_dev" == line.split()[0]:
#     module_i2c_dev_found = True
if "i2c_i801" == line.split()[0]:
module_i2c_i801_found = True
#    if not module_i2c_dev_found:
#        print("Warning: Module i2c_dev is not loaded", file=sys.stderr)
if not module_i2c_i801_found:
print("Warning: Module i2c_i801 is not loaded", file=sys.stderr)
return True

Then run these in terminal:

# modprobe i2c-dev
# modprobe i2c-i801
# init-headphone

If this doesn't work, you may need to install libi2c-dev:

# apt-get install libi2c-dev



random disconnections:

This one is annoying, it randomly disconnects but the WiFi icon doesn't show it disconnects, you end up having to disconnect and reconnect manually to regain a connection, only to lose it again in 15mins~few hours.

Reference: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2243978&page=3

Side Note: This is a very nice script which would help troubleshoot wireless problems. Reference: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=370108 Mirror gist: wireless script

The command which seem to fix it for me:

Posted by varunendra

# echo "options rtl8723be fwlps=N ips=N" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf

and reboot:

# reboot

hm, just got a hiccup, it seemed to disconnect for about 10~15 seconds and then reconnected, might be other network issues, so I'll try to monitor it.


Work in progress



bluetooth audio:



Touchpad multitouch


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