02-24-2012 10:20 AM
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:
Now my concerns are:
#If I have missed anything that has to be noted while switching to Ubuntu, please tell me
02-26-2012 09:17 AM
I did solve most of the issues by compiling a custom kernel
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 !
02-27-2012 11:09 PM
There is no need to be concerned at all.
All your hardware will be recognized out of the box. Test a distro in live mode without installing it, and see by yourself... than dive in installing Linux All needed drivers are embedded on the Linux kernel... so do not worry.
02-28-2012 04:23 AM
can you explain then the fan issue but to broken ACPI as reported elsewhere ?
same for ASPM
02-28-2012 05:58 AM
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)
Every hardware has it's own "personality", it doesn't mean that you will automatically have those issues too 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
02-28-2012 06:02 AM
07-06-2012 04:48 AM
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