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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo G480 laptop. If you have the Lenovo G480 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.
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|Processor||3rd generation Intel Core i5-3210M
2nd generation Intel Core i3-2370M
Intel Celeron B820 (1.60GHz, 2MB)
|Screen||14“ HD 16:9 widescreen display - 1366×768|
|RAM||2x4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz|
|HDD||500GB, 750GB, 1TB (5,400 rpm)
500GB (7,200 rpm)
|Optical Drive||Tray-in Rambo drive|
|Graphics||Intel HD 4000 Graphics
Intel HD 3000 Graphics
|Network||Ethernet NIC: 10/100M
Intel WiMAX/WiFi 6250 2 x 2 AGN
Intel WiMAX/WiFi 6150 2 x 2 AGN
|Cooler||“Works”||Woks as slow possible and seems to be impossible fix it. Notebook reaches insane temperatures!|
|Screen||Works||Multiple screens too|
|VGA Out||Works fine|
|HDMI Out||Works fine|
|Sound||Works||but… the sound quality/volume of internal speakers are a nightmare|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|Wireless||Works||Install the Broadcom firmware if you can't get wireless to work.|
|Bluetooth||Works||Tested in Linux Mint 13 with MATE|
|USB||Works||USB 3.0 are blazing fast!|
|Webcam||Works||Tested in Linux Mint 13 with MATE. Works fine on Skype|
|Suspend/Resume||Works||i've found problems with this functions when using Virtualbox or even in Debian Whezzy: unresponsive keyboard|
Unless the anoying cooler that runs at same lowest speed (I could not control its speed anyway) this notebook runs fine with Debian 7, Ubuntu 13 and 14, Ubuntustudio, Slackware and FreeBSD.
The Lenovo G480 works just fine with Linux.