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Lenovo 3000 V100


This is a guide to running Linux with the Lenovo 3000 V100 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.

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NameLenovo 3000 V100
ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.67GHz
Screen12.1“ WXGA
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Fingerprint Reader, Webcam

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-hda-intel module
WirelessYesUse ipw3945 module
56K ModemNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNo



It appears some versions of the V100 may use the Broadcom 4312 wireless controller rather than the Intel 3945 tested here. If anybody can supply information about this that would be great. It would likely need the ndiswrapper module so it would be harder to use than the Intel 3945.


There were no problems in getting the Lenovo 3000 V100 working when used with an up to date Linux distribution.


Tadeo Diaz, 2008/07/28 18:05

Suspend problem

I've had no problem with the hardware (except for the above mentioned fingerprint reader and webcam, hopefully they'll work in the future) but I do have a question about suspending. Im a little new to linux (just started to migrate from windows) but it seems to be a problem with a lot of people, i've tried several of their solutions with none of them working for me. What happens is that the computer suspends but then never comes back from it and I have to restart. I've been able to hibernate successfully but have yet to have a successful suspend since the kernel upgrade from 16-generic to 19-generic (going back to 16-generic on the GRUB menu doesn't do it either). I am currently running Hardy 8.04.1 with kernel version 2.6.24-19-generic, Intel Core 2 Duo T2500 2.00GHz, and the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950.

Also, what is the highest resolution you guys can go to in your lenovo? I am currently at 1280×800 but would love it if I could go a little higher.

valspok, 2008/05/03 22:58

Sound problem and Screen can be solved

I also had a problem with sound on both headphones and speakers, but upgrading to Hardy fixed it. I have not tested myself the external screen, but I readthat the Fn+F7 key can be fixed (or you can switch by logging off and on again so that the screen can be detected).

Ole, 2007/09/16 12:25

Bluetooth is working

Installed kubuntu 7.04 and bluetooth is working. Transfered my adressbook from my cellphone to the laptop with no problems at all….

Fingerprint reader is not working
webcam is not woking
sound is a bit problematic. Headphone and speakers are on the same channel.
Fn+F7 does not work. Im not able to use external screen.

Bill Giannikos, 2007/09/20 20:42

Thanks for the info.

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