09-17-2011 03:12 PM - edited 09-17-2011 03:45 PM
anyone install ubuntu on ideapad v570?
videocard nvidia g525m
all hardware works properly?
11-08-2011 07:57 AM
Yeah I installed ubuntu 11.10 on my v570. I have the Intel HD3000 instead of the nVidia gpu. I did have some issues. At first wireless was a problem but I blacklisted the acer_wmi module. After reboot wifi was up. The few issues I had were HDMI out to my televison, APCI (fix this after flashing new BIOS) and resume from screensaver. Regarding HDMI out, if I mirror the displays it works okay, otherwise it thinks my 46 inch Samsung LCD TV is a 7inch monitor. Resume seems to be an issue with gnome-screensaver and unity. I didn't check the card read but everything else seemed to work fine. I would be more assured about running linux on this notebook if all the proper drivers were available. Maybe some day.