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Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p

Introduction

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p specifications page.

NameLenovo IdeaPad Y510p
Processor4th Gen Intel Core i7-4700MQ (2.40GHz 1600MHz 6MB)
Screen15.6“ FHD LED Glossy Wedge (1920×1080)
16:9 widescreen
RAMUp to 16GB
HDDDDR3L 1600Mhz
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsDual (2x) NVIDIA GeForce GT755M
NVIDIA GeForce GT755M 2GB
NVIDIA GeForce GT750M 2GB
Network1 GB LAN
Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230 - 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity
Intel 7260 b/g/n Wireless (2×2 BGN)

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorksBrightness control issues.
HDDWorks
Graphics ChipWorksProblems with SLI mode
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutWorks
Display PortNot Tested
SoundWorks
MicrophoneWorks
Headphone PortWorks (?)
Microphone-In PortWorks
EthernetWorksalx module.
WirelessWorks
BluetoothWorks
USBWorks
FirewireN/A
Card ReaderWorks
WebcamWorks
KeyboardWorks
TouchPadWorks
Suspend/ResumeNot TestedPossible issues.

Notes

SLI mode for the dual graphics chips doesn't seem to work with the proprietry NVIDIA driver.

Brightness controls sometimes need a workaround but they work out of the box with with Ubuntu 14.04.

There may be potential issues with suspend/resume freezing the machine.

In at least one case, headphones are not recognized.

Summary

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Discussion

Xylemon, 2014/10/02 05:18

In my experience, getting the pure nVidia drivers for Slackware 14.1 was much better than using Bumblebee. Especially since things like xbacklight and dual monitor support worked with the nVidia drivers, but not with the nvidia drives and Bumblebee. I also have to put in both cards in order to boot, but it doesn't seem to do SLI sadly.a

Sauron, 2014/07/30 00:17

I cannot get SLI to work on my Y510p in Linux at all. I have tried booting using both BIOS and UEFI.
When booting with UEFI the machine crashes upon entering X (even with SLI disabled) unless the kernel is booted using the 'rcutree.rcu_idle_gp_delay=1' parameter.
Both crashes upon entering X with SLI activated, no matter what SLI mode is used. This was on kernel 3.14 with the 337.25 NVIDIA drivers, however; I have not tested since then.

Everything else works fine out-of-the-box, also Bluetooth. Mine came with the Intel Wireless-N 7260 card.
The WLAN card is easily accessible, but my Y510p refused to boot after replacing the Wireless-N 7260 with a Wireless-AC 7260 (!), saying it wasn't on its whitelist of allowed modules. I can live with the N card, but it's kind of annoying not to be able to use the latest technology.

adolfo de Luca, 2014/07/23 19:26

bluetooth is not working/recognised

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