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Lenovo 3000 C100


This is a guide to running Linux with the Lenovo 3000 C100 laptop, model 076122M.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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NameLenovo 3000 C100
ProcessorIntel Celeron-M 370 1.5GHz
Optical DriveDVD-ROM/CD-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Network10/100 Ethernet, Broadcom 802.11g Wireless
Other4 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse i810 module
SoundYesUse snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYesUse 8139 module
56K ModemYesUse the Linuxant module
FirewireNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested


For the wireless controller you will need to use the ndiswrapper module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring the ndiswrapper module guide. The Windows drivers can be downloaded from here.

Some models of this notebook use the Intel 2915 wireless controller. This is supported by the ipw2200 module.


Apart from the wireless controller this laptop is easy to use with Linux. While you can get the wireless controller to work, dealing with ndiswrapper may be confusing for inexperienced users.


Steve, 2013/07/16 11:28

Loaded Mint 12 with no problems.

I did have some issues getting the Wifi to work (probably the ndis issue in the notes - it was a while ago)

I did notice that the laptop would not go in to standby / hibernate when the lid was closed, and never did get that bit sorted.

Charles, 2009/02/01 22:55

Firewire and SD/MMC card reader work fine in Ubuntu 8.10. My Lenovo 3000 C100 came with DVD+RW, 80GB HD.

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