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01-26-2008

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Which Unix/Linux?

2008-02-17, 15:41 PM
Which Unix/Linux install would be most compatible/efficient for my y410?  Is there a particular install Lenovo officially puts on it's systems?      

UPDATE:
Tried Ubuntu 7.10amd64  Live CD.  Screaming fast.  Only thing  I didn't get to work was the sound.


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Lenovo 3000 y410 / Vista Ultimate x64 / 1.5Ghz Core 2 Duo / 4G 667Mhz RAM / 160G HDD SATA
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12-26-2007

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Re: Which Unix/Linux?

2008-02-21, 2:44 AM
Sadly, I don't think lenovo supports linux on their 3000 platform.

That being said, It is very likely that must peripherals will work.
With a little tweaking.


I would try a live distro like ubuntu,
and just try booting.


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Re: Which Unix/Linux?

2008-02-23, 0:10 AM
I am using Ubuntu (gutsy) besides winxp now, all is well
only sound didnt work out of the box but had a simple fix
the card reader, finger print scanner support is missing
and i havent tried bluetooth... other than that all is working
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02-27-2008

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Re: Which Unix/Linux?

2008-02-27, 16:22 PM
New versions of Unix/Linux supports most of the system drivers Below are the common driver sites
  1. HD audio :Alsa driver
  2. Nvidia/ATi : Support website
  3. Printer :- www.linuxprinting.org
  4. FingerPrint :- fprint(only for log in purpose and is beta only)
  5. LAN, IEEE 1394, SD Reader, USB :- Installed during os installation
  6. Sonix camera :- currently they do not support Linux and they are not giving the details
I think the above information will be useful to you
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Re: Which Unix/Linux?

2008-02-28, 1:10 AM
I had ubuntu 7.10 64bit for a very short while on my lappy.  i d/l sound drivers from realtek, but once they installed, my keyboard and touchpad went out.  i didn't even try to find drivers for the webcam.  i just reinstalled vista on it.  my conclusion is:  yes, ubuntu is very fast on my laptop, particularly the internet (wirelessly).  however, with the apparent lack of problems vista has been giving me (yes, believe me, i have vista on full - aero - and it's doing fine) i do not feel compelled to have ubuntu ( or anything but vista) on my laptop.
Lenovo 3000 y410 / Vista Ultimate x64 / 1.5Ghz Core 2 Duo / 4G 667Mhz RAM / 160G HDD SATA
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Re: Which Unix/Linux?

2008-05-18, 14:35 PM
Ubuntu is the easiest distro available and is the easiest to use. The problem may be caused by installing the downloaded driver. First the sound driver can be installed automatically by using the CNR option. The driver mainly used is ALSA. The installation of a driver will be tricky if you are new to linux... Try another distro.. I recommend the new Mandriva 2008.1 spring edition..

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05-24-2008

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Re: Which Unix/Linux?

2008-05-24, 19:58 PM
I have also the problem with lack of audio. Audio works OK in Vista Home Basic but not in Ubuntu. :smileysad:

After buying the notebook I shrunk the Vista-partition and installed Ubuntu 7.10 that worked OK
with the audio using proprietary drivers but after upgrading to 8.04 the audio went dead and no
propietary drivers was used anymore. I've tried all possible ways to fix it but it's still dead.
Anybody got a hint how to fix it?

A funny thing is that Ubuntu 7.10 i386 wouldn't install on my stationary computer, AMD Athlon 64 X2,
and neither would 8.04 i386 ( errormessage: "Kernel panic..." ) but when I tried with 8.04 amd64 the
install worked smooth like silk and it runs perfect.
It's then too bad that the notebook doesn't have a dual-core processor so the 64-bit version could been used.

/Oscar

Lenovo 3000 N200 0769-BHG
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