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This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E535 laptop. If you have the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E535 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 Edge E535 specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E535|
|Processor||Up to AMD VISION Pro A10 Quad processor|
|Screen||15.6” HD display (with anti-glare and glossy options)|
|RAM||Up to 16GB DDR3|
|HDD||Up to 1TB HDD|
|Optical Drive||Integrated DVD reader/writer|
|Graphics||Optional AMD Radeon discrete graphics|
|VGA Out||Not Tested|
|HDMI Out||Works||Works fine, sound ok|
|Headphone Port||Works (Headset Port)|
|Microphone-In Port||Works (Headset Port)|
|Wireless||Works||Very poor unless you install Broadcom BCM4313 driver from software center|
|Card Reader||Works||since Kernel 3.8 (see comments)|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
|Suspend/Resume||Works|The wireless performance seems very poor, I get a lot of timeouts.
Install “bcmwl-kernel-source” (for Broadcom BCM4313) from software center to get wireless work. Bluetooth works with this driver, too (also if it doesn't look like in the first moment). Sucessfully paired two smartphones with the laptop and send a file via bluetooth.
In the moment (2. Apr. 2013) there is an issue with the Radeon HD graphic driver from AMD with xserve 1.13. AMD has a beta-driver (amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.3-beta3-linux-x86.x86_64.zip) and hopfully a stable driver in the next weeks. Don't install xserve update (1.13) if you are using Catalyst 13.1 driver!
Battery and fan are not shown in the system information, but there is a fan control for IBM-Thinkpads in the software center. Just trying it in the next hours/days/weeks.
Install packets <u>tp-smapi-dkms</u> and <u>gkrellm-thinkbat</u> for better battey performance.
The poor wireless performance lets the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E535 down.
Works very fine here (Linux Mint 14 Nadia and some corrections).