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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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Posts: 248
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
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


Lenovo S10-3t | Model Name : 0651 | Mfg Date: 2010/06/08
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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. Smiley Happy Test a distro in live mode without installing it, and see by yourself... than dive in installing Linux Smiley Happy 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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Posts: 248
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
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


Lenovo S10-3t | Model Name : 0651 | Mfg Date: 2010/06/08
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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) Smiley Happy

 

Every hardware has it's own "personality", it doesn't mean that you will automatically have those issues too Smiley Happy 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 Smiley Happy

 

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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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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Posts: 248
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
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


Lenovo S10-3t | Model Name : 0651 | Mfg Date: 2010/06/08