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Lenovo Ideapad U550


I tested this Notebook with Ubuntu 11.04 x86_84 Edition.
You must plug an Ethernet Cable during Installation, or Unity will not work.

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For full specifications see the Lenovo Ideapad U550 specifications page.

NameLenovo Ideapad U550
ProcessorIntel Core2 Duo Processor SU7300 : 1.3GHz, 800MHz FSB, 3MB On-Die L2 Cache
Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor SU4100 : Dualcore 1.3 GHz or 1,4 Ghz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB On-Die L2 Cache
ScreenMonitor Size and resolutions
15.6“ WXGA (1366×768)
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Intel GMA X4500
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD250GB to 320GB - 5400rpm
Optical DriveDVD Super Multi
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100
802.11 b/g

Linux Compatibility

Processor Works
Screen Works
HDD Works
Optical Drive Works
Graphics Works Need Internet Connection for driver
WirelessWorks Need Wired Internet Connection for driver and see below
Card ReaderNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderDon't work Maybe a Workaround?
WebcamWorks Out of the box with Cheese


If wireless is locked, you must type in a terminal:
echo 'options acer_wmi wireless=1' | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/acer-wmi.conf
After that you must reboot.

To start clearly, you must plug an Ethernet Cable to get Updates during the Installation, or Unity wont work.

The Fingerprint Sensor dont work aes2501 or bioapi driver.


Ubuntu 11.04 runs very fast on this Notebook. Only the suspend mode has a long load time. Battery time is with wireless 4:30 hours and without 5:30 up to 6:00 hours.


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