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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Intel variant of the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 laptop.
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For full specifications see the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 - Intel specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 - Intel, model 0196|
|Processor||Intel® ULV SU4100, SU7300|
|Screen||13.3“ (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|HDD||160GB to 500GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD|
Realtek® 802.11 bgn
Intel® 802.11 n (1 x 2)
Intel® 802.11 n + WiMax (2 x 2)
|Power Management||Tested||(1,2) Works, tested suspend and hibernate|
|HDD||Tested||(1) 160GB, 250GB Works|
|Sound||Tested||(1) Speakers work. USB Plantronics mic/headset works. The smartphone audio jack works with a tweak to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf as described below.|
|Sound||Tested||(1,2) Builtin speakers work. The combo headphone/microphone (“smartphone”) audio jack works. Inbuilt microphone does not work, ref. below|
|Wireless||Tested||(1) Works, no WiMax on this machine|
|Wireless - Intel Wireless-N 1000||Tested||(2) Works, 802.11n disabled by default, ref. below|
|Bluetooth||Tested||(1) Works. I am using a Thinkpad Bluetooth mouse.|
|Card Reader||Tested||(2) Works, tested with SDHC only|
(1) Ubuntu 10.04, Dual boot machine, Win 7 (64), Ubuntu 10.04 (32). Be sure to have Bluetooth on in Win 7 if you want it to work after you install Ubuntu.
(2) Ubuntu 10.10
As of Ubuntu 10.10, the inbuilt microphone does not work out-of-the-box, ref. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/683487.
An incomplete workaround is to use the
model=laptop option (e.g. edit
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf in Ubuntu), however this disables the external microphone/headphone combo jack.
The following is on Ubuntu 10.10, though probably applies to other environments. If you go to System → Preferences → Mouse → Touchpad, you'll see that “Two-finger scrolling” is disabled (grayed out).
The xserver-xorg-input-synaptics included in 10.10 does not yet support true “multi-touch” out of the box (on many or all platforms; e.g. bug/554980).
There are two solutions: install a bleeding edge synaptics package from bus/308191 comment #115, or use emulated two-finger scrolling as below.
For emulated two-finger scrolling a workaround is as follows (after ubuntuforums):
Create the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf with the following content:
Identifier “touchpad twofinger and SHMConfig”
Option “SHMConfig” “on”
Option “HorizTwoFingerScroll” “on”
Option “EmulateTwoFingerMinZ” “4”
You'll need to remember to remove this workaround when you update to a kernel that provides proper device support.
You then need to enable the “Two-finger scrolling” option via the back door: open gconf-editor, navigate to desktop→gnome→peripherals→touchpad and set scroll_method to 2.
The Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 wifi is supported, but suffers from a firmware bug that causes 802.11n connections to be occasionally dropped. Ref. ThinkWiki page. Ubuntu 10.10 has 802.11n disabled by default.
Works fine at 802.11bg.