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Lenovo IdeaPad U300s


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s laptop. If you have the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s 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 IdeaPad U300s specifications page.

NameLenovo IdeaPad U300s
ProcessorIntel Core i5-2467M processor (2 cores / 4 threads, 1.60 GHz, 3MB cache),
Intel Core i7-2677M processor (2 cores / 4 threads, 1.80 GHz, 4MB cache),
Screen13.3“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDDUp to 256GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 3000
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 802.11bgn WiFi

Linux Compatibility

Graphics ChipWorks
HDMI OutNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadWorks
KeyboardPartialSee notes



The keyboard seems to have major hardware issues, see for details.


Sergey Kovalyov, 2013/02/12 14:22

Yep, unfortunatelly I have to confirm. My U300s also has this bizarre keyboard bug (ALT Linux, 3.4.19-un-def-alt0.M60P.1).

xmodmap helps until we get two keys sending same (wrong) scancode.

Sergey Kovalyov, 2012/11/21 21:34

1. suspend/resumes works from 3.4.14 afair, and surely works on 3.4.17
2. touchpad works from the start afair but have some particularities. right click = tap at the low right conner, middle click = two fingers tap.

Cliff Wells, 2012/07/03 05:56

Everything works, with two exceptions:

1) suspend/resume is broken, but there is a patch that fixes this that will probably make it upstream real soon now.

2) touchpad is a mess. Only recognized as generic PS/2 mouse. Pretty much makes the laptop unusable.

Tested with Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 17.

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