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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e (AMD)

Introduction

This is a template for a compatibility guide to running GNU/Linux with the Lenovo ThinkPad X131e (AMD) laptop. If you have the Lenovo ThinkPad X131e (AMD) 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.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Lenovo ThinkPad X131e (AMD). For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Lenovo ThinkPad X131e (AMD) page on LapWik.

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Specifications

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
RAMUp to 8GB DDR3
HDDUp to 500 GB HDD, 128 GB SSD
Optical DriveUnknown
GraphicsATI Radeon HD 6320/6310
NetworkUnknown
Yes

Linux Compatibility

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

Notes

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.

Summary

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


Discussion

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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