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Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15


Robert “roppert” Gravsjö


This a guide to running Linux with the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15 laptop. If you have the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15 and are running Linux on it please consider adding your comments to this page. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15 page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15 specifications page.

NameLenovo Thinkpad Edge 15
ProcessorIntel CoreTM i5-430M
Intel CoreTM i3-350M
Intel CoreTM i3-330M
Intel Celeron P4500
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDup to 320GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
ATI® Mobility Radeon® HD 5145
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Realtek® 802.11bgn
Intel® 802.11n (1×2)
Intel® 802.11n + WiMax (2×2)

Linux Compatibility

ProcessoryesIntel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz
Optical DriveyesOnly tested reading.
EthernetyesRealtek 8169 Gigabit (r8169)
WirelessyesIntel Wireless WiFi Next Gen AGN (iwlagn)
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot present
Card ReaderNot TestedRealtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot present
Webcamyes Lenovo Integrated Webcam [R5U877], works with media-video/ov51x-jpeg from the sunrise overlay on Gentoo


Tested on a ThinkPad Edge 15 0301-B4G.

Everything of the above that was tested worked out of the box with Ubuntu 10.04.1.

Installing Gentoo I found some good information about the wifi and the graphic:



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