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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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For full specifications see the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 specifications page.
|Name||Lenovo ThinkPad X300|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 1.20GHz|
|Screen||13.3“ WXGA+ Widescreen|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100|
|Network||Ethernet, 802.11abgn, Bluetooth|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
A Linux distributions with kernel 2.6.24 or greater is recommended for the X300 for good hardware support.
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.
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.
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.