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Lenovo Thinkpad X300

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Lenovo Thinkpad X300. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Lenovo Thinkpad X300 page on LapWik.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 specifications page.

NameLenovo ThinkPad X300
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo SL7100 1.20GHz
Screen13.3“ WXGA+ Widescreen
RAM4GB
HDD64GB SSD
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
NetworkEthernet, 802.11abgn, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesSee notes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes
USBYes
Card ReaderNot Tested
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
CameraYesSee notes
MicrophoneNo

Notes

General

A Linux distributions with kernel 2.6.24 or greater is recommended for the X300 for good hardware support.

Sound

The version of ALSA included with current Linux distributions isn't new enough to support the sound controller in the X300. To fix this you need to manually install at least version 1.0.17 of ALSA. Have a look in our guides section here for instructions.

Camera

The webcam is supported by the UVC module. Many distributions do not include this module as standard so you may need to install it manually. See our guides sections for details.

Summary

Some configuration work is currently required for the Lenovo Thinkpad X300 to function with Linux properly. However you can expect upcoming Linux distributions will work better.


Discussion

Goris Christophe, 2009/03/12 22:57

Will try to install CentOS 5.2 (DVD version) on my X300 :-)

Anon, 2009/01/24 22:29

As of 01/24/09 WHAX does not see anything networking by default.. still looking to see what is going on.

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