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This is compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo ThinkPad T410 laptop.
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For full specifications see the Lenovo ThinkPad T410 specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo ThinkPad T410|
|Processor||Intel® CoreTM i5-520M (2.40GHz, 3MB L3, 1066MHz FSB, 35W)
Intel® CoreTM i5-540M (2.53GHz, 3MB L3, 1066MHz FSB, 35W)
Intel® CoreTM i5-560M (2.66GHz, 3MB L3, 1066MHz FSB, 35W)
Intel® CoreTM i7-620M (2.66GHz, 4MB L3, 1066MHz FSB, 35W)
|Screen||14.1” WXGA/WXGA+ Widescreen|
|RAM||Up to 8GB|
|HDD||160GB to 320GB|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 5700MHD
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 3100M
Intel® WifiLink 6200 2×2
Intel® WifiLink 6300 3×3
Intel® 2×2 6250 with WiMax
ThinkPad WLAN Realtek 1×2
|Graphics||Intel - Not Tested |
NVIDIA - Works
|Model tested here was with NVIDIA graphics|
|Wireless||Works*||Models with the Intel 6250 wireless wont work yet, only the 6200 and 6300 will.|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Working|
The T410 models with the Quadro NVS 3100M works best with the proprietary NVIDIA drivers. You can see the guides section on this site for installation details.
The Intel graphics seems to work out of the box in Ubuntu 10.04 and Fedora 13 (preview), but accelaration is not smooth, compiz keeps crashing from time to time. Installing the latest Xorg from xorg-edgers ppa didn't help much either. (2010-05-11) Requires the intel_iommu=off to boot Fedora 13.
Intel has yet to release firmware for the Intel 6250 wireless controller so that wont work at this stage. The 6200 and 6300 are fine.
In Ubuntu 9.10, to get wireless working you may need to install the linux-backport-modules-karmic package. Use the following:
sudo apt-get install linux-backport-modules-karmic
As long as you avoid the Intel 6250 (most models don't use this) then the Lenovo ThinkPad T410 is a great laptop to use with Linux.