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For full specifications see the Lenovo IdeaPad Z410 specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo IdeaPad Z410|
|Processor||4th Gen Intel Core i5-4200M (2.50GHz 1600MHz 3MB)
4th Gen Intel Core i3-4000M (2.40GHz 1600MHz 3MB)
Intel Celeron 2950M (2.00GHz 1600MHz 2MB)
|Screen||Up to 14“ HD display (1366 x 768), 16:9 widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||Up to 1TB 5400RPM|
|Optical Drive||DVD reader/writer|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4600
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||works||see below|
|TouchPad||Works||no multitouch gestures|
|Suspend/Resume||Works||closing lid does not suspend computer in jessie|
To enter BIOS turn off the computer and use the “novo button” (a small button next to the energy plug).
To enable linux installer boot disable the “secure boot” in BIOS.
No change needed in UEFI options
No change needed in graphic options, default is fine “Discrete”.
Live session works, I did the resize of the windows partition here using gparted.
Installation works fine.
Every time this OS boots screen goes black, use the brightness control button F12.
Wireless driver does not get automatically installed, use “driver manager”.
At this point the system uses the intel VGA controller only, if you want to use the nvidia card see below.
Touchpad multitouch gestures doesn't work.
Graphic installation works fine, but the partition resize failed to me, then I used Mint Live CD (see above).
Gnome didn't start after installation, I tried to fix it with some different configurations of mesa and nvidia drivers from wheezy and wheezy backpots, but I didn't succeed.
I think it's possible to install wireless driver as described below for jessie.
With a fresh installation of wheezy, I upgraded to testing using this guide this guide, but in my case using
# aptitude update # aptitude full-upgrade
I don't know if it makes any difference with the standard method using `apt-get`.
To install the wireless driver, following this guide
# aptitude install linux-headers-amd64 # aptitude install wireless-tools broadcom-sta-dkms # modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb brcmsmac # modprobe wl # reboot
To enable nvidia 740m card, using bumblebee, I did the following
(WARNING, failure in the following configuration could break the OS graphical interface.)
# aptitude install module-assistant nvidia-bumblebee nvidia-kernel-source nvidia-kernel-dkms primus # module-assistant clean nvidia-kernel # m-a auto-install nvidia-kernel-source # usermod -a -G bumblebee USERNAME
where USERNAME is your user name.
Then changed the file `/etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf` with the following parameters
Driver=nvidia # in section [bumblebeed]
KernelDriver=nvidia_current # in section [driver-nvidia]
and the file `/etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia`
in your case numbers could be different, check using `lspci | egrep 'VGA|3D'`
Then `reboot`, be aware gnome could be unable to start, if that is not the case test bumblebee is working using
# optirun glxgears -info
Touchpag works but not multitouch gestures.
Brightness controls work almost all the time, but eventually they stop working. In those cases a workaround I'm using is (as root)
echo NNNN > /sys/class/backlight/intel_backlight/brightness
where `NNNN` is a number between 100 and 4882 (you can use 0 but you would see nothing), I saw this in the following link:
Normally when connecting HDMI devices, if you want to send audio to the device you need to go to the sound settings and select the HDMI output. Eventually HDMI device is not listed, in those cases I do (with the regular user)
then pulseaudio is stopped and it will restart automatically, after that I found the missing device. Any application using the audio output (the browser, vlc, rithmbox, etc.) must be restarted.
If you try to compile and run some CUDA application and get “unknown error” try to compile and run it as root, if you get an error “modprobe: FATAL: Module nvidia-uvm not found.”, see this https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=746643
The module insertion didn't work for me, it said
insmod: ERROR: could not insert module /var/lib/dkms/nvidia-current/331.67/3.13-1-amd64/x86_64/module/nvidia-current-uvm.ko: Unknown symbol in module
I think it is because nvidia module is not loaded unless you use optirun, I'm not sure if this is a clean or even good solution, what I did is
optirun insmod /var/lib/dkms/nvidia-current/331.67/$(uname -r)/x86_64/module/nvidia-current-uvm.ko
after that things are working well