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Lenovo IdeaPad Z380


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo IdeaPad Z380 laptop. If you have the Lenovo IdeaPad Z380 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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For full specifications see the Lenovo IdeaPad Z380 specifications page.

NameLenovo IdeaPad Z380
Processor2nd Generation Intel Core i5-2450M (2.50GHz, 3MB Cache)
Screen13.3“ backlit LED HD display (16:9 widescreen)
HDDHDD: 500GB (7,200 rpm)
Optical DriveDual-layer DVD burner
GraphicsIntel HD graphics 3000
NetworkEthernet NIC: 10/100 or 10/100/100M
Intel WiMAX/WiFi 1 x 2 BGN
Intel WiFi 2 x 2 BGN

Linux Compatibility

Graphics ChipWorks
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested



The Lenovo IdeaPad Z380 is quite a good laptop with Linux.


MartinB, 2013/02/17 16:40

I have a different problem. I use dual setup (Win7 & Mint) via GRUB for work (Adobe) and programming (OpenFrameworks in Mint). If I switch off wifi in Windows and forgive to switch it on before moving to Linux, I cannot get any wifi at all. Problem is that configuration in windows switches of wifi on hardware level (at least that is what is written in Mint wifi settings).

Does anybody has an idea how to solve this?



Bill Giannikos, 2013/03/24 03:15

Usually there is a button or a Fn key you can press to override the hardware wireless switch. Have you tried that?

g, 2012/12/24 15:02

I bought this laptop. The good thing after booting from Linux Mint Live USB is it boots up. But the screen is split vertically. That is annoying. The mosuse pad not behaving as it should. It is oversensitive. There are already 4 partitions (one is Windoze 7 ). So I am not able to create another partition. This stops me from installing Linux. I do not know which other partition I can safely remove to install Linux. If Linux installation is not successful this Laptop goes back just like the Toshiba L830 I got last week.

MartinB, 2013/02/17 16:35

I solved it by moving all drivers from one of the drives to folder on main drive and using it for root and SD for swap.

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