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Lenovo G470


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo G470 laptop. If you have the Lenovo G470 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 G470. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Lenovo G470 page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Lenovo G470 specifications page.

NameLenovo G470
ProcessorIntel Core i3-2310M processor (2 cores / 4 threads, 2.10GHz, 3MB cache)
Intel Core i5-2410M processor (2 cores / 4 threads, 2.30GHz, 3MB cache)
Screen14“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 3000
AMD RadeonTM HD 6370M Graphics
Network10/100 Ethernet
Broadcom or Atheros 802.11bg/bgn WiFi

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorWork Tested
ScreenWork Tested. Fn+arrow shortcut cannot be used directly and need to be configured
HDDWork Tested
Optical DriveWork Tested
Graphics ChipWork Tested. Minimum glitch and fully compatible with Xorg driver
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundWork work with ALSA
Bulti-in MicrophoneWork tested, mixer should be adjusted to 0db gain to avoid static noise
Headphone JackWork Tested
Microphone JackWork Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessWork Broadcom chip work with some glitch. Auto-connect setting will most likely fail on first try
BluetoothNot Tested
ModemNot Tested
USBWork Tested. USB modem need usb_modeswitch
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadWork Need xf86-input-synaptic driver


Note: Test done with Arch Linux, Kernel 2.6 stable. Different distro and/or configuration may affect test result.


Overall it's a nice laptop in a reasonable price range ($400-$500 depend on setup).


hehe, 2013/07/21 11:46

You'd better download Wireless driver on broadcom offical site yourself.

Anil yadav, 2012/11/01 06:16

Want price list of Lenovo G470


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