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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e (AMD)


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For full specifications see the Lenovo ThinkPad X131e (AMD) specifications page.

NameLenovo ThinkPad X131e (AMD)
ProcessorUp to AMD Dual-Core E-Series E2-1800 processor
Screen11.6“ HD LED display
HDDUp to 500 GB HDD, 128 GB SSD
Optical DriveUnknown
GraphicsATI Radeon HD 6320/6310

Linux Compatibility

ScreenOK with Radeon free drivers
Graphics Chipno 3D acceleration, GNOME crashes
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
WirelessRequires non-free Broadcom drivers
BluetoothNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot working


Tested under Debian 8.1, lack of EGL support in GNOME for the latest proprietary AMD driveres prevents this from working in that DE. LightDM + Mate worked.


Pretty unusable as suspend / resume won't work, only tested with Debian 8.1.


Intelx131e, 2016/01/05 00:35

A bit offtopic and necro here:

my Impressions for the !Intel! X131e with Ubuntu

Had to “apt-get install –reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source” to use a kernel before 4.0, and follow another ubuntu help thread to make Wireless work with >4.0 kernel, otherwise great laptop without any number pad, up to 16GB ram and SSD capabilities (not tested) with msata or SATA drives. 14.04 64bit works almost out-of-the-box. Downside is, that i cannot solve an overscan Issue with my much worse JVC Television, tried to set xrandr, set TV size but still have cropped margins when I plug my Laptop to the TV.

I heard that this could be better with the ATI drivers provided with the AMD x131e

virushunter, 2013/10/25 00:25

This laptop does very well with recent Linux distros. OpenSuse 12.3 and Debian Jessie work perfectly with it. Debian Wheezy works pretty well, but the screen is stuck on the brightest setting. Kernel 3.7 is the oldest Kernel that everything seems to work with. The BIOS has a whitelist for wireless cards (only Realtek works on this model), so you either have to hack the BIOS or the wireless card if you want an open source friendly card. Also, suspend does not work without non-free firmware.

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