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Registered: ‎06-12-2012
Location: USA

Installing OpenSuSE Linux on Ideapad Z575

Why Linux?

1) better user experience than in  Windows 7.

2) virtually virus free and you don't need to buy or subscribe for any anti-virus software
3) free Office you can read/write and create documents compatible with MS Office
4) same Internet browsing experience

5) professional-grade operating system you can run Web servers, FTP.
6) remote access to your system with full graphic.
7) all possible media format capabilities
8) automatic updates
9) ability to effectively run virtual images of multiple OS such as Windows XP, Windows 2008, including that one you've got with the laptop.


What is working. Pretty much all the hardware is nicely supported including most of the special hotkeys.



1.Download a proprietary AMD video driver.



1. To avoid graphic problems use nomodeset option during the installation and the first boot.

2. After the installation under root user install AMD proprietary driver and execute a command

aticonfig --initial

You may run AMD Catalyst Control Center later on to finally adjust all the video settings.


After the installation

1. To enable WiFi you should blacklist acer_wmi module.

create a file  /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and add one line:

blacklist acer_wmi



1. Bluetooth device may disapper.

Simply reload default settings in a BIOS.

Enjoy the freedom.


Note: Lenovo doesn't provide any support for Linux.


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Re: Installing OpenSuSE Linux on Ideapad Z575

Hi alexsmit and welcome to the community,


Nice tutorial, kudos for that.



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