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Lenovo IdeaPad Y710

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Lenovo Y710 laptop.

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.

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Specifications

NameLenovo Y710
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1Ghz
Screen17“ WUXGA Widescreen
RAM4GB
HDD250GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
NetworkEthernet, Intel 4965AGN 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested

Notes

Graphics

For full 3D support for the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 in the Lenovo IdeaPad Y710 you will need to install the proprietary ATI modules. Instructions for doing this on several distributions are available in the guides section of this site.

Summary

As long as you use a up to date Linux distributions you should have very few problems with the Lenovo IdeaPad Y710. All its hardware is supported by Linux and is typically auto-configured during installation.


Discussion

Reginald, 2011/07/11 13:32

Upgraded to 11.04 and now the wireless lan has played the Houdini on me :-(

BlackNinjaVirus, 2009/07/17 16:55

How's the sound? I only get the front speakers working …

Georg Meyer, 2009/07/14 07:32

Unfortunately, there is a BIOS incompatability (acpi related) that causes interference with GRUB. So either use GRUB (comes as standard with Ubuntu etc) and see the optical drive disappear (plus HD unmount issues at shutdown) or add “acpi=off” to grub.conf loosing acpi or move over to LILO. I've taken the LILO route, now optical drive is live but there are still some suspend issues left - guess I need to switch off acpi.

Slightly frustrating especially since Lenovo does not update the BIOS…

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