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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 - AMD


Installation of Kubuntu 10.04 using usb-pen drive. Almost all hardware works OOTB. Mic, Speaker, webcam all supported. Except Mic on/off all hotkeys work OOTB. Suspend/Resume to disk/ram works.

Pluging earphones on the output jack doesn't make anything. Internal speakers continue to play…
Perhaps the mic&earphone jack need an adapter for use with standard earphones.

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For full specifications see the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 - AMD specifications page.

NameLenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 - AMD
ProcessorAMD TurionTM Neo X2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor
AMD AthlonTM Neo X2 Dual-Core Processor
Screen13.3“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 4GB
HDD250GB to 500GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Realtek® 802.11 bgn

Linux Compatibility

GraphicsWorksrandom black screen with radeon, stable and fast with fglrx
SoundWorksunable to switch output to earphone, need an adaptor ?
WirelessWorkslatest r8192se driver included in kernel > 2.6.32
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderWorks
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested


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Very good Linux support. Any recent distribution should work flawlessly.


ivoras, 2013/08/03 23:42

Drivers work but the power management is bad - Linux drains power twice as fast as Windows.

rt, 2011/12/19 03:23

Hi, Linux 3.2 rc1 and the following fixed the suspending problem on this model. But rc3 cause problem for internal cam. For those who enjoys bleeding edge, please try newer than 3.2-rc4

And about speaker or earphone problem, it's said due to the driver mess up with channel mapping. Add some option into alsa.conf seems to solve the problem.
Try google around something like “edge hda intel olpc linux” should do.

rt, 2011/11/10 07:47

I got some problem about suspending with Kernel 3.1.0.
Kernel 3.0.7 with KMS framebuffer working well for me.
I use the very same configuration from 3.0.7.

Unfortunately, 3.1.0 kernel CANNOT suspend properly. The CPU remains working while monitor is turned off.
Does anyone experience this?

msx, 2010/11/22 19:56

Thank you! I'm looking upon this machine and I'm happy it works great!

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