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Is the Lenovo Ideapad Z570 fully compatible with 12.04?

2012-06-28, 7:02 AM

I'm looking for some notebook that will run on Ubuntu perfectly. I like LENOVO IdeaPad Z570, but I'm not sure how it will perform on Ubuntu.

 

I heard people are complaining about wireless problems.

Here is full configuraion:

 

Processor Intel Core i5 2430M 2.4GHz - 3.0GHz
Chipset Intel HM65 Express
Memory 4GB DDR3 1333MHz
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M 1GB
HDD 750GB SATA II
Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1
Network adapter Ethernet LAN 10/100Mbps
Ports VGA, HDMI, 3x USB 2.0, eSATA


Does anyone have experience with this model? Any problems noted?

 

I heard there is a test suite, how can I install it? Maybe I can boot live CD and try it myself before buying it. But, unfortunately, sometimes something works on live CD, but not when you install it.

 

I guess critical components here are graphics and wireless.

 

Any feedback would be appreciated.

 

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Re: Is the Lenovo Ideapad Z570 fully compatible with 12.04?

2012-06-28, 7:53 AM
HI there

Everything should work fine - for graphics you need to enable the restricted drivers option once you install ubuntu,that should pull in the Nvidia Drivers for Linux.
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Re: Is the Lenovo Ideapad Z570 fully compatible with 12.04?

2012-06-28, 10:26 AM

I hope.

 

Did you run Ubuntu on this model, or you say based on components listed?

 

Thank you very much for your answer, really appreciate it.

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Re: Is the Lenovo Ideapad Z570 fully compatible with 12.04?

2012-06-29, 8:32 AM
I checked the components,Nvidia has drivers for Linux but the performance is not as expected. You may try the open source Nouveu drivers.

http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/
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Re: Is the Lenovo Ideapad Z570 fully compatible with 12.04?

2012-06-29, 8:41 AM

OK, thanks. What graphics should I target for Ubuntu? Which one performs best?

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