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Lenovo G575


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For full specifications see the Lenovo G575 specifications page.

NameLenovo G575
ProcessorAMD Accelerated Processor E-350 (dual-core, 1.60GHz, 1MB L2 cache)
Screen15.6“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 750GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 6310M Graphics
Network10/100 Ethernet
Broadcom or Atheros 802.11bgn WiFi

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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James Zond, 2017/06/21 23:54

I'm on a g575 right now running tahr pup! Practically everything is working like a dream. It's much, much, much faster than with win 7. I'm running with persistence directly off a USBstick since the HardDrive may be broken. Wifi had issues (as did Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, & Precise Pup) but after clicking to load other drivers and buggering around clicking on the generous number of Network Wizard programs it suddenly started working. I'm typing this instead of trying to figure why the touch-pad doesn't drag a square for multiple select (this worked in the other desktop environments except precise pup) everything looks really perfect. So happy! I'm an amateur but miraculously got a wreck into amazing shape. $6 for a new keyboard (+$4 postage) took off broken screen put in vga monitor

James Zond, 2017/06/24 09:11

Anyone please help! ####Following up a few days later after previous post… Wifi sputteres on and off. i think it is not having the proper ath9k wifi device driver/ needing to be properly compiled. (Which I can't find proper references on how to do. Can someone pre-compile or give the code needed far any linux distro? I will try to find a command text version online and get the specific OS for it if need be to get the code lined up.:) ####Note: apparenty the ath5k works, though not for me just yet.### But guess what? Plugged in my Orordo Smart watch with usb tether on and it gives the laptop good wifi) gets to my system :) So everything is practicaly 100%. To clarify my poorly written post, not any of those linux distros that had issues, only the wifi in them all.The mouse thing ('drag select') was probably already working before i loaded theoretically more accurate drivers. it is just that in tahr puppy for some reason the feature is not on desktop, maybe needs enabling. It is on file manager and firefox though. The keyboard mentioned last time was a $6 lenovo laptop keyboard. It is very nice, it's like a new pc though it is from yonks ago. Hare Krishna.

James Bulman, 2016/02/08 14:58


just installed ubuntu. Wireless works but has the odd hiccough. Nothing to worry over but the touchpad is totally dead. A USB mouse works a treat. Any ideas?

James Bulman, 2016/02/08 14:58


just installed ubuntu. Wireless works but has the odd hiccough. Nothing to worry over but the touchpad is totally dead. A USB mouse works a treat. Any ideas?

Keith, 2013/10/11 22:41

Odd issue with Atheros AR9285 WIFI. It came up and integrated immediately. The odd thing that happens to me is, if I get more than 30 ft from my router I lose the connection. At first I thought it was a problem with the laptop, BUT it does not have issues with windows installed.

The only other issue I am struggling with is trying to get alsa/pulse to locate the internal microphone. The rest of the system has come up fine.

mario, 2013/04/14 11:03

enter BIOS and set the network-boot at 1ºplace in bootoptions and never get any wireless problems.

lbox, 2013/03/21 02:26

terrible wireless issues.
i have tried everything.
only install if you will use ethernet or replace your wireless nic.

not worth the headache!

Bill Giannikos, 2013/03/24 02:50

Do you have the Broadcom or Atheros wireless controller?

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