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Lenovo Ideapad U160


Exilist (exilist (at) gmx DOT de)


Nice small netbook/subnotebook with Intel i5 U 520 ULV

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NameLenovo Ideapad U160
ProcessorIntel i5 U520 ULV
Screen12,1“ 1366×768
RAM8GB DDR (upgraded)
HDD60 GB OCZ VErtex 2 SSD (upgraded)
Optical Drivenone
GraphicsIntel HD
NetworkEthernet: Atheros AR8131 Gigabit, Wireless: Broadcom 4313, Bluetooth: 2.1 EDR

Linux Compatibility

ScreenYesAlso Dual Screen with Compiz works
Optical DriveNot TestedComments
WirelessPartialWorks not out of the box, but tutorials available, look for acer 1810t
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
CameraNot Tested


I recommend to install a distribution with Kernel 2.6.38 or higher to avoid Wireless problems.


Only Hibernate and Suspend-to-RAM not working at this time.


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Itsmeeagain, 2011/10/25 11:16

Looks like solution has been found to fix black screen issue :

Lari Temmes, 2011/07/03 16:57

This laptop doesn't work with Linux. Intel display driver has issues that cause black screen after loading display driver. Some patches are available, but they usually don't work at all. I would like to know how submitter of this page got his U160 working with current Linux distribution?

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