Lenovo IdeaPad G500S

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Introduction

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Specifications

NameLenovo IdeaPad G500S
ProcessorIntel Core i5-3230M processor (dual-core, 2.60 GHz, Turbo: 3,00 GHz, 3MB cache)
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 1000GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 4000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
WLAN B802.11 B/G/N

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
Processorworks
Screenworks
HDDworks
Optical Driveworks
Graphics Chipworks
VGA Outworks
HDMI Outworks
Soundworks
Bulti-in Microphoneworks
Headphone Jackworks
Microphone Jackworks
Ethernetworks
Wirelessworks
Bluetoothworks
USBworks
Card Readerworks
Webcamworks
Touch Padworks
Suspend/Resumeworks
UEFI-Boot works Before the first boot you need to exit the UEFI-Menu (press FN+F2) an import the UEFI-Key of your distribution.

Notes

Summary

All in all this notebook works very well with Linux.

The only bug I found, was that the backlight was set to zero percent when booting. To solve this problem, one
has to add the following parameter to the default grub-command-line: acpi_backlight=vendor
Furthermore you can create the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf with the following content to set the brightness automatically during the boot process.

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "card0"
        Driver      "intel"
        Option      "Backlight"  "intel_backlight"
        BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

The distribution that I used for testing, was OpenSUSE 13.1.


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lenovo_g500s.txt · Last modified: 2014/01/13 16:41 by agent_pumuckl
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