06-24-2009 02:26 PM
I've been using Ubuntu for a while, mostly on a desktop PC but found today that WPA doesn't work when I installed v9.04 on an old laptop. I'm planning to revist Fedora (11) and Linux Mint (7).
Anyone got any recommendations on what works best on the X200?
07-15-2009 10:39 PM - edited 07-15-2009 10:40 PM
I'm not sure which is the best. But I'm running Fedora 11 x86_64 right now since I'm comfortable with it. Almost everything works, and works well. I have the P8600, 160GB Hitachi, 1GB RAM, Atheros (stock) wifi, Bluetooth, 5-in-1 media reader w/modem, Intel TurboMemory, 9-cell battery pack. No fingerprint reader.
07-16-2009 02:00 AM
Thanks for that. I hadn't realized that there was a linux section here. Meanwhile I discovered thinkwiki which has some useful info, but as far as I remember as much for Fedora as you've given here. Maybe you should post this there?
08-08-2009 04:24 AM - edited 08-09-2009 03:30 AM
I am also using Fedora 11 (32 Bit) on my X200 and I am satisfied with it. My additional experiences:
08-28-2009 06:34 PM
Im using wpa2 in ubuntu 9.04 on my macbook, also worked in 8.10. Maybe its a driver issue? If you like ubuntu, 9.10 should be out in a month, try the beta. The extra keys also work,\. i dont know why they wouldnt in fedora, but im sure theres an easy fix for it. They generate acpi events.
04-12-2011 03:24 AM
This article might help you to decide what is the best linux distro for you
04-12-2011 05:22 AM
There is difference between the best distro and the best distro FOR THE HARDWARE.
I never did put Ubuntu on my X200 and trying it is still on my TO DO list, but it would move up the list if Lenovo started supporting it. I will not now buy hardware that doesn't work FULLY with linux (and preferably Ubuntu), and I'd like my next laptop to be a Lenovo as I far prefer the keyboards.
My Asus 1000 EEE pc netbook went from working pretty well with linux (now Ubuntu 10.10) to working perfectly over the last couple of years. Wireless. Sleep. Bluetooth. Sound. etc. Everything now works.
More about that at http://wombatdiet.net (search on Lenovo and Asus)
04-17-2011 01:29 AM - edited 04-27-2011 11:44 AM
i'm using linux mint which is based on ubuntu on my x200s and everything works just fine .. i had to make the trackpoint working but that was just adding some lines to a config file ...
i've deactivated the webcam, fingerprint scanner and bluetooth in the bios as i don't need them .. but everything else like wifi, wwan, ultrabase, fn-keys, volume buttons, etc. is working perfectly ...
10-16-2011 08:26 AM
> With acpi_osi="Linux" added to grub.conf the mute button also works, but sometimes you don't get the pretty OSD with the volume bar (e.g. with rythmbox open).
can you explain the purpose of this workaround ?