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suryak
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎02-05-2012
Location: India
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Ubuntu 11.10 for lenovo G570

I have previosly used Ubuntu Linux for an year on my desktop and would like to switch to Ubuntu on laptop too. But I have some specific worried which I want to clarify before really stepping in it so I don't land on troubles.

 

My Laptop details:

  • Lenovo G570
  • 2nd Gen i5; 4GB DDR3 RAM; 1GB ATI Radeon Graphics; # I think Intel HD is also present, I found in system info in Win7.
  • 500 GB Hard Disk
  • Bluetooth, Wifi, Cam
  • 15.6'' Screen

Now my concerns are:

 

  • When I install Ubuntu, doesn the "Fn" hot-keys work?
  • I haven't got any Linux drivers with my laptop, so how do I install them so that the "Fn" key and other graphics settings can be maintained.
  • I have AMD Catalyst centre on Win7, how do I got such softwares over Ubuntu
  • I haven't got any linux tools of OneKey recovey for Linux. So, how do I install OneKey Recovey on Ubuntu; How do I create a special partition for OneKey recovery at the time of setup on Ubuntu.

#If I have missed anything that has to be noted while switching to Ubuntu, please tell me 

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rzrfreefr
Posts: 237
Registered: ‎10-11-2011
Location: france
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Re: Ubuntu 11.10 for lenovo G570

I did solve most of the issues by compiling a custom kernel 

 

cat /proc/version
Linux version 3.2.6lenovog470+ (root@lap) (gcc version 4.6.2 (Debian 4.6.2-14) ) #28 SMP Sun Feb 19 17:43:11 CET 2012

 

I shared previous one , happy hunting !

 

 

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http://rzr.online.fr/q/lenovo# g470 s103t (Please Contact me if your s10-3T is booting win7 or support bluetooth, 3g)
Lenovo S10-3t | Model Name : 0651 | Mfg Date: 2010/06/08
Lenovo G470 | Model Name : 20078 | M fg Date: 11/03/23 | BIOS: 40CN23WW(V2.09) 06/20/2011 | CPU: i5-2410M | Linux version 3.3.4lenovog470+ (root@lap) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-4) ) #8 SMP Tue May 1 10:23:48 CEST 2012
OS:GNU/Linux/Debian
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abvasili
Posts: 182
Registered: ‎11-10-2011
Location: Albania
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Re: Ubuntu 11.10 for lenovo G570

Hi suryak

 

There is no need to be concerned at all.

 

All your hardware will be recognized out of the box. :smileyhappy: Test a distro in live mode without installing it, and see by yourself... than dive in installing Linux :smileyhappy: All needed drivers are embedded on the Linux kernel... so do not worry.

 

regards

 

abvasili

I'm just a volunteer. I like to help others where I can. Do my ideas work? I hope so. o_O
Who helped you today? Do not forget to thank him.
My hardware: TP x120e 0596-2ru. Windows 7, sp1, 64Bit, English, installed in UEFI mode.
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rzrfreefr
Posts: 237
Registered: ‎10-11-2011
Location: france
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Re: Ubuntu 11.10 for lenovo G570

can you explain then the fan issue but to broken ACPI as reported elsewhere ?

same for ASPM

 

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http://rzr.online.fr/q/lenovo# g470 s103t (Please Contact me if your s10-3T is booting win7 or support bluetooth, 3g)
Lenovo S10-3t | Model Name : 0651 | Mfg Date: 2010/06/08
Lenovo G470 | Model Name : 20078 | M fg Date: 11/03/23 | BIOS: 40CN23WW(V2.09) 06/20/2011 | CPU: i5-2410M | Linux version 3.3.4lenovog470+ (root@lap) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-4) ) #8 SMP Tue May 1 10:23:48 CEST 2012
OS:GNU/Linux/Debian
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abvasili
Posts: 182
Registered: ‎11-10-2011
Location: Albania
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Re: Ubuntu 11.10 for lenovo G570

Can you please explain what do you mean? What problems are reported? I can't go and search for every single issues people are reporting. (sorry) :smileyhappy:

 

Every hardware has it's own "personality", it doesn't mean that you will automatically have those issues too :smileyhappy: and it is different from distro to distro, depending on the version of kernel a specific distro is using.

 

Too, I know that there are some solutions for the fan issue for Linux. But I do not know what problems are you referring to.

 

I know it's up to you, but can you first try a copy of ubuntu in live mode? Than you can tell if you have those problems or not :smileyhappy:

 

abvasili

I'm just a volunteer. I like to help others where I can. Do my ideas work? I hope so. o_O
Who helped you today? Do not forget to thank him.
My hardware: TP x120e 0596-2ru. Windows 7, sp1, 64Bit, English, installed in UEFI mode.
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abvasili
Posts: 182
Registered: ‎11-10-2011
Location: Albania
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Re: Ubuntu 11.10 for lenovo G570

fyi

https://wiki.edubuntu.org/Kernel/PowerManagementASPM
I'm just a volunteer. I like to help others where I can. Do my ideas work? I hope so. o_O
Who helped you today? Do not forget to thank him.
My hardware: TP x120e 0596-2ru. Windows 7, sp1, 64Bit, English, installed in UEFI mode.
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rzrfreefr
Posts: 237
Registered: ‎10-11-2011
Location: france
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Re: Ubuntu 11.10 for lenovo G570

About ASPM , do you know how to fix this :

 



sudo grep -i aspm /var/log/kern.log | tail -n 2
Jul 6 13:13:23 lap kernel: [ 0.508496] ACPI FADT declares the system doesn't support PCIe ASPM, so disable it
Jul 6 13:13:23 lap kernel: [ 1.068690] ACPI _OSC control for PCIe not granted, disabling ASPM

 

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http://rzr.online.fr/q/lenovo# g470 s103t (Please Contact me if your s10-3T is booting win7 or support bluetooth, 3g)
Lenovo S10-3t | Model Name : 0651 | Mfg Date: 2010/06/08
Lenovo G470 | Model Name : 20078 | M fg Date: 11/03/23 | BIOS: 40CN23WW(V2.09) 06/20/2011 | CPU: i5-2410M | Linux version 3.3.4lenovog470+ (root@lap) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-4) ) #8 SMP Tue May 1 10:23:48 CEST 2012
OS:GNU/Linux/Debian