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LG X120-G

Introduction

This is about compatibility of the LG X120-G with Linux (for a prospective buyer who is not sure whether he can run Linux on it). I've used Xubuntu 9.10 alongside Windows XP and the LG Smart On splashtop OS.

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.

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Specifications

NameLG X120G-
ProcessorIntel Atom 1.6GHz
Screen10.1“ widescreen (1024×768)
RAM1GB DDR3
HDD160GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel 945
NetworkEthernet, Wireless , Bluetooth 2, USIM for 3G
Other3 x USB2.0, s-link, hdmi, vga output, secure lock, microphone, 2MP builtin Webcam

Linux Compatibility (Xubuntu 9.10)

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveNA
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderNot Tested
Webcam YesWorks perfectly in skype/cheese/ffmpeg - uses uvcvideo driver
VGA OutputYesDual Screen tested with external Dell 1730FP - works
MicrophoneNot Tested
S-LinkNot Tested
Suspend to RAMYes Both suspend and hibernate work out of the box and I can't see any side-effects
Suspend to DISKYes
Volume KeysYesFn + left/right - works

The brightness Fn keys work - the user-defined Fn + F1/F2 do nothing.

I've not been fiddling with the other Fn combinations yet. Further updates when that happens.
There is plenty yet to test but since there was essentially no info on this netbook online, I figured I'd start.

For the webcam to work with cheese, hald needs to be running. vlc can open it as a capture device without this - I've yet to try it with skype.

Summary

So far so good - looks like Xubuntu 9.10 handles all the basics quite well.

Author(s)

Gautham Narayan
gsnarayan @ big webmail service from google


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