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Lenovo IdeaPad Z585


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo IdeaPad Z585 laptop. If you have the Lenovo IdeaPad Z585 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 Z585 specifications page.

NameLenovo IdeaPad Z585
ProcessorAMD A10-4600M
Screen15.6“ backlit LED HD display (16:9 widescreen)
HDD750GB (5,400 rpm)
Optical DriveDual-layer DVD burner
GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 7660G
NetworkEthernet NIC: 10/100M
Broadcom BCM 4313

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorWorksWorks fine, even under load
ScreenWorksNative Res
HDDWorksBesides issues with UEFI and secureboot, works fine
Graphics ChipWorksOpensource drivers are slow
VGA OutWorksN/A
HDMI OutWorksALSA output must be changed to HD audio
Optical DriveWorksWorks fine
SoundWorksNo Dolby Home Theater
Headphone PortWorksN/A
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
WirelessWorksBCM43xx works fine
USBWorksUSB 3.0 and 2.0 works fine
Card ReaderWorksN/A
WebcamWorksTested with Cheese
KeyboardWorksIncluding media sliders
TouchPadWorksTwo-finger scrolling with synaptics
Fingerprint ReaderNot TestedNo fingerprint reader present
Suspend/ResumeWorksStandby Works, Hibernate does not


Running Arch Linux with KDE. Only seems to work with secureboot disabled and UEFI enabled. Follow the Arch Beginners Guide like normal, making sure to use rEFInd instead of grub or lilo. Also, xf86-video-ati seems to run slower than it should, major speedups happened after switching to the catylist driver.


Overall, its very smooth. Boot time is decent, but not as fast as I would have expected. Operation is very smooth and fast, but I do have rare issues with wifi disconnecting.


That Random Guy, 2015/03/14 06:48

My Ideapad Z585 has an A6.

Eruvadhor, 2013/02/23 19:49

Specs are wrong, the z585 is an AMD10/ATI trinity processor. These specs listed are for the z580. Pretty much everything is the same except the video chipset and processor brand.

Andrey Sereda, 2012/12/20 16:33

Boot only with acpi=off option in Linux Mint, Calculate Linux. Old bios with 8154 error. New version of bios - 93 (Dec 2012) boot only with linux image > 3.7 Battery level not visible. Webcam not work.

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