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|Name||Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 - Intel, model 0217|
|Processor||Intel® Core i3-380UM|
|Screen||13.3“ (1366×768) Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 4GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (details unknown)|
Realtek® 802.11 bgn
|Power Management||Tested||Works, only tested suspend|
|HDD||Lightly tested||320GB Works (all tests run from a Linux installation on a USB drive)|
|Sound||Tested||Speakers work. The smartphone audio jack does not work, might work with same tweak as for the Core 2 Duo version|
|Wireless||Tested||Does NOT work|
|Card Reader||Not tested|
Does not work out-of-the-box, not even after a day's worth of driver recompilation etc. This stopped me in my testing.
The problem is described in
Possible solutions are described in http://blog.zorinholdings.com/post/501557101/lenovo-thinkpad-edge-wifi-with-ubuntu-10-04 but I could not make it play.
The Realtek 8176 can be recognized in the output of “lspci” as:
03:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8176 (Rev 01)
It seems to be rather new in the Thinkpad; at least it is not listed in http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Wireless_Network_Adapters#Realtek
There seems to be variants of this machine with regard to Wifi hardware. A variant with Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 instead of Realtek 8176 is described in http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9992727&postcount=94