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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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|Name||Lenovo IdeaPad Z585|
|Screen||15.6” backlit LED HD display (16:9 widescreen)|
|HDD||750GB (5,400 rpm)|
|Optical Drive||Dual-layer DVD burner|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon HD 7660G|
|Network||Ethernet NIC: 10/100M
Broadcom BCM 4313
|Processor||Works||Works fine, even under load|
|HDD||Works||Besides issues with UEFI and secureboot, works fine|
|Graphics Chip||Works||Opensource drivers are slow|
|HDMI Out||Works||ALSA output must be changed to HD audio|
|Optical Drive||Works||Works fine|
|Sound||Works||No Dolby Home Theater|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|Wireless||Works||BCM43xx works fine|
|USB||Works||USB 3.0 and 2.0 works fine|
|Webcam||Works||Tested with Cheese|
|Keyboard||Works||Including media sliders|
|TouchPad||Works||Two-finger scrolling with synaptics|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested||No fingerprint reader present|
|Suspend/Resume||Works||Standby 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.