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Lenovo Thinkpad L512

Introduction

This is a compatibilty guide to running Linux with the Lenovo Thinkpad L512 laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Lenovo Thinkpad L512. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Lenovo Thinkpad L512 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Lenovo Thinkpad L512 specifications page.

NameLenovo Thinkpad L512
ProcessorIntel® CoreTM i5-540M (2.53 GHz, 3 MB L3) NV
Intel® CoreTM i5-520M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3) NV
Intel® CoreTM i5-430M (2.26 GHz, 3 MB L3) NV
Intel® CoreTM i3-350M (2.26 GHz, 3 MB L3) NV
Intel® CoreTM i3-330M (2.13 GHz, 3 MB L3) NV
Screen15.6” (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
DVD-ROM
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
ATI® Mobility Radeon® HD 5145
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11bgn

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorWorks
ScreenWorks
HDDWorks
Optical DriveWorks
GraphicsWorks - Intel
Works - ATI
The ATI graphics requires the proprietary fglrx driver to function properly
SoundWorks
EthernetWorks
WirelessWorks
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWorks
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamWorks

Notes

This laptop was tested with Ubuntu 10.04.

See the guides section on this site for details on configuring the ATI graphics.

Summary

The Lenovo Thinkpad L512 works very well with Linux, no problem at all.


Discussion

jimmyrapper, 2014/04/08 05:58

The latest BIOS upgrade from Lenovo seemed to fix my fan issue. Mine also stopped working once I installed Linux. http://www.heuback.com/?attachment_id=4

san, 2011/01/02 17:04

hi, does anyone know if thinkpad-acpi driver works to control fan speed etc.?

thanks

Ja, 2011/09/21 14:13

no, its not working…

john, 2010/09/08 06:15

Does expres card work with linux(suse) and G3 mobile device??
Thx

iknow, 2010/08/06 13:13

i got a problem O.o the fan of my core i5 stopt working

Josh, 2010/08/27 01:49

The latest BIOS upgrade from Lenovo seemed to fix my fan issue. Mine also stopped working once I installed Linux.

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