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Lenovo G570


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo G570 laptop. If you have the Lenovo G570 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.

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For full specifications see the Lenovo G570 specifications page.

NameLenovo G570
ProcessorIntel Celeron B800 processor (2 cores / 2 threads, 1.50GHz, 2MB cache),
Intel Pentium B940 processor (2 cores / 2 threads, 2.00GHz, 2MB cache),
Intel Core i3-2310M processor (2 cores / 4 threads, 2.10GHz, 3MB cache),
Intel Core i3-2350M processor (2 cores / 4 threads, 2.30GHz, 3MB cache),
Intel Core i5-2410M processor (2 cores / 4 threads, 2.30GHz, 3MB cache),
Intel Core i5-2430M processor (2 cores / 4 threads, 2.40GHz, 3MB cache),
Intel Core i5-2450M processor (2 cores / 4 threads, 2.50GHz, 3MB cache),
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Network10/100 Ethernet
Broadcom or Atheros 802.11bg/bgn WiFi

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveWorks
Graphics ChipWorks
VGA OutWorks
HDMI OutWorks
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackWorks
Microphone JackNot Tested
Card ReaderWorks
Touch PadWorks
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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anth0ny, 2018/10/09 19:37

I've been running Mint 17 and ubuntu MATE 16.04 at different times over the last 3 years on a second-hand machine and had no problems whatsoever. The Wi-Fi card was missing when I got the laptop so have been using the basic (cheapest) Edimax N150 Wi-Fi Nano USB Adapter, it just plugs and plays. My battery only holds 2 hours of charge so can't speak to the reported battery issues, mine says it's 100% charged after charging from 0 and I've no reason to suspect it isn't.
I've not been doing anything more than eBay listings and account management, emails and research browsing. I'm happy with it. In fact it appears faster than my Desktop Quad-Core system, though I've done no testing.

Basil, 2014/07/08 20:54

Everything works, except the battery, which will not charge beyond 45%. If using Fedora, you must install 'kmod-staging- to get the SD reader to work.

jimmyrapper, 2014/04/13 10:45

Bulti-in Microphone and Microphone Jack work in Mint 14 KDE and XFCE. Suspend (to Disk and RAM) also works. Lenovo g570 with Intel Celeron B800

Basil, 2014/02/20 13:14

G570 i5-2450
Microphone and Mic Jack both work. Bit of a worry is the battery, which won't charge beyond 44%. Not an issue for me, as I never move it, but could be a major issue for someone who likes to move their computer around.

Mike Arnautov, 2013/03/11 20:59

Got one with Intel B940 dual CPU. Installed Mageia2 alongside Win7. Haven't tested bluetooth, microphone or HDMI – everything else just works. Perfect!

mtsodave, 2013/01/03 00:57

The on-board Broadcom 4313 wireless chip can be a hassle depending on your Linux distro. While all recent Ubuntu-based ones I've tried need the B42 driver blacklisted to run with this chip, the latest Ubuntu and Mint variants need the live USB Grub config tweaked due to a kernel bug or you can't even boot to install. This said, the modifications needed were minor and I recommend the G570. I've bought two of them in the past year to use with Linux.

VlaK, 2013/01/02 21:26

Bulti-in Microphone and Microphone Jack work in Mint 14 KDE and XFCE. Suspend (to Disk and RAM) also works. Lenovo g570 with Intel Celeron B800.

Ramesh, 2012/09/08 14:50

microphone jack and suspend/resume working fine but build-in microphone is doesnt work with ubuntu. now am using fedora its works fine in lenovo g570.

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