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Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t laptop.

This page is just for discussing using Linux on the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t. For a general discussion about this laptop you can visit the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t page on LapWik.

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For full specifications see the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t specifications page.

NameLenovo IdeaPad S10-3t
ProcessorIntel ATOM Processor N450 ( 1.66GHz 667MHz 512KB )
Intel ATOM Processor N470 ( 1.83GHz 667MHz 512KB )
Screen10.1“ WSVGA
RAMUp to 2GB
HDD160GB to 320GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
BCM 4313 BGN Wireless, some models have Atheros 9285 wireless.

Linux Compatibility

EthernetSupportedIn Fedora 12, rmmod tg3, modprobe broadcom, then modprobe tg3 to get it working. (see bug: for more details). Note that this procedure works for gentoo as well.
WirelessRequires a proprietary driver available from the Ubuntu repos or can be compiled from source OR use linux kernel 2.6.36 or higer.
Card ReaderSupported
WebcamOut of box support in most distros
TouchscreenSupported by kernel versions 2.6.34 and above


A lot of notes about the work on linux lenovo s10-3t I wrote in his blog: Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t and linux (In Russian, but you can use google translator or etc).
To get work done jack for headphones, add in
nano -w /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
options snd-hda-intel model=“olpc-xo-1_5”

To get a usable microphone add in
options snd-hda-intel model=“ideapad”

After that a reboot is required.

This solution has been tested on the kernel linux 2.6.35, but it is unknown is whether under earlier versions of the kernel.


You can enter a summary of how well the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3t works with Linux here.


jason, 2010/09/30 04:55

mic doesnt work =(

Aleksander, 2010/05/25 15:33


sighs, 2010/05/16 13:11

Welp, I ran a few live cd's, trying to figure out which one I wanted to run. I have jolicloud on another netbook, which everything runs great on, but this tablet, well… I have some issues. I have yet to fully install any linux on it, because I would love to find an “Out of the box” that has everything working. I am sad to say, I have yet to find one.

So, I am downloading OpenSuSe, I know its going to be a pain to get the wireless running, but I know it will work. My biggest issue is the touch screen and getting it work like it should… I am going to try and see what happens. Once I do figure it out, I will post my review on it. I am going to install a light desktop (no kde, no gnome) but something that is faster, dont know yet, but again I will let you know once I figure that one out :)

Aleksander, 2010/05/18 12:26

Out of the box while in any case will not work.
For tablet need to edit the xorg configuration file and install the driver.
More here:

canciman, 2010/09/03 13:46

Ubuntu Maverick is getting there to work out of the box (to be released in October). The only thing currently only working via a script is the image rotation. So there's no automatic image rotation when you flip the screen, but you can set a shortcut on the panel and just tap it with your finger whenever you need it. Allegedly, touchscreen works right in the installation when booting a live image. I got this from here:

So wait until Ubuntu Maverick. Otherwise, if you don't shy away form fiddeling, anything that has kernel 2.6.34 or newer should have touchscreen support.

Aleksander, 2010/03/31 05:46

They all more or less works well.
How to buy in May, will write a report.

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