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This is a guide to running Linux with the Lenovo 3000 G400 laptop, model 20008. It is based on my experiences with a clean install of Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex AMD64.
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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|Name||Lenovo 3000 G430|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T5900 2.20 GHz|
|Screen||14.1” WXGA (1280×800)|
|Optical Drive||DVD+-RW (dual-layer)|
|Network||Broadcom NetLink BCM5906M 10/100 Ethernet, Intel 5100AGN Wireless, Broadcom Bluetooth|
|Screen||Yes||Brightness control works after executing xrandr –output LVDS –set BACKLIGHT_CONTROL native from terminal; you can also add it to your .profile; for Ubuntu Karmic Koala, kernel need nomodeset acpi_backlight=vendor option|
|Wireless||Yes||Works after upgrade to kernel 2.6.27-11-generic|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Touchpad||Yes||Press Fn+F8 twice before first use|
System upgraded to Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope
Default install smooth, ethernet works, so I can continue with updates which made WiFi works on later kernel version.