I'm presently a Toshiba user that's looking to go to change my Satellite P20 for a Lenovo IdeaPad Y710, and I would like to know, are their problems with Linux on the Y710? Can the video card, webcam, wireless network card, and sound card all work as well as they do in Vista in Linux?
Hi, man =) As far as known here, there were some successful Ubuntu installations on Y510. Also it is konwn at the moment that all drivers except videocard (ATI graphics) are the same for Y510 and Y710. So it seems to be OK to install Linux on Y710 - so far nobody reported about any problems with hardware on Linux. Oh, except inverted camera, but this one was solved somehow. HTH GL
I suggest you to search for ATI drivers for your video card on Linux before installing that OS. Nevertheless, thinks it will work without it, but wou will not have access to some features(like OpenGL etc.)
Usually it will install with VESA (generic) drivers but to get enhanced video performance you will have to install specific drivers. The restricted driver manager should make a suggestion as to which driver you need.
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