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This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545 laptop. If you have the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545 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 ThinkPad E545 specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo ThinkPad E545|
|Screen||15.6“ HD Antiglare (1366 x 768)|
|RAM||Up to 16GB|
|HDD||HDD-Up to 1 TB|
|Optical Drive||12.7 mm tray loading Rambo Drive|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon HD 8570M|
|Processor||Works||Processors do not support AMD Turbo Boost without when using Raedon video drivers without changes to the system. AMD FGLRX proprietory drivers do support AMD Turbo Boost. Most standard CPU tools don't seem to show the correct processor speed (i.e. the max speed they show is 2.1Ghz), but loading the module “msr.ko” and running “sudo cpufreq-aperf” does show actual speed, though I have yet to see my processor (A8-5550M) hit 3.1 GHZ, I have seen 2.5 to 2.8 GHZ on one or more processors when running in “ondemand” or “performance” settings (example: sudo cpufreq-set -r -g ondemand).|
|VGA Out||Not Tested|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Display Port||Not Tested|
|Wireless||Works||Requires a newer kernel than the default in Ubuntu 14.04. It will work with this kernel, but eventually it slows down and becomes totally unusable. See additional notes below.|
|USB||Works||Not tested USB 3.0|
|Keyboard||Works||Not every multimedia key is maped|
|TouchPad and Track point||Works|
|SmartCard Interface||Not Tested|
|Suspend/Resume||Works||Hibernate does not work; the system does not resume.|
You can enter any specific notes with running Linux on the Lenovo ThinkPad E545 here.
More notes on Wireless internet: The following worked better than installing a new kernel:
sudo apt-get install –reinstall linux-headers-generic linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential dkms git
git clone https://github.com/FreedomBen/rtl8188ce-linux-driver
sudo make install
sudo cp -r firmware/* /lib/firmware
You can enter a summary of how well the Lenovo ThinkPad E545 works with Linux here.