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This is a guide to running Linux with the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 laptop.
Since the Lenovo S10 has no optical drive, you'll need to install from either a USB optical drive, or from a bootable USB stick. UNetbootin is a cross-platform tool that can be used to create bootable USB sticks from nearly all major Linux distributions, as well as from arbitrary ISO images. See http://lubi.sourceforge.net/unetbootin.html for download information.
Ubuntu desktop downloads can be found on http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
Note that there are several customizations of Debian/Ubuntu that are specific to netbooks. This page does not cover the details of those distributions, and only refers to the standard Ubuntu Desktop version 8.10.
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.
This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Lenovo IdeaPad S10. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 page on LapWik.
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For full specifications see the Lenovo IdeaPad S10 specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo IdeaPad S10|
|Processor||Intel Atom 1.6Ghz|
|Screen||10.2” WSVGA Widescreen|
|RAM||512MB to 1GB|
|HDD||80GB to 160GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
|Network||Ethernet, 802.11bg, Bluetooth (Optional)|
|Processor||Yes||Shows up as 2 CPUs due to HyperThreading.|
|Graphics||Yes||Works better with desktop effects turned on|
|Wireless||Yes||Ubuntu updater offers “restricted drivers” for the Broadcomm chipset. The difference between those and the standard drivers are that ”restricted drivers” are non-libre drivers. That means they are closed source (copyrighted) and may contain patents.|
|Bluetooth||Not Tested||(S10 does not come with Bluetooth built in, but it can be install as an add-on)|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Webcam||Yes||(Must be used with V4L2 enabled programs such as “cheese”)|
|Microphone||No||Does not appear to work with 8.10 out of the box.|
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10 was tested with Ubuntu 8.10. Everything tested worked straight out of the box.
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10 works just fine with Ubuntu 8.10 and will likely work fine with other distributions as well.