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Lenovo Thinkpad L412


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Lenovo Thinkpad L412 laptop.

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For full specifications see the Lenovo Thinkpad L412 specifications page.

NameLenovo Thinkpad L412
ProcessorIntel® CoreTM i5-540M (2.53 GHz, 3 MB L3) NV
Intel® CoreTM i5-520M (2.40 GHz, 3 MB L3) NV
Intel® CoreTM i5-430M (2.26 GHz, 3 MB L3) NV
Intel® CoreTM i3-350M (2.26 GHz, 3 MB L3) NV
Intel® CoreTM i3-330M (2.13 GHz, 3 MB L3) NV
Screen14“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 500GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
ATI® Mobility Radeon® HD 5145
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorYesspeedstep works, APM not fully supported (gets a bit warm and fans spin from time to time)
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesHardware acceleration works (ubuntu 10.04)
WirelessYesWPA/WPA2/WEP works
BluetoothYesTested on Fedora (16, 17, 18, 19)
ModemNot Tested
Card ReaderYesTested on Fedora (16, 17, 18, 19)
ExpressCard SlotNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
WebcamYesWorks out of the box with ubuntu 10.04


Support is generally good. Special keys (Sound volume, brightness etc) work. Suspending works great and does drain a minimal amount of battery. Kernel still says: thinkpad_acpi: Not yet supported ThinkPad detected!
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Frank, 2014/01/02 14:47

Laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad L412.
OS: Manjaro Linux Xfce 0.8.8. Kernel: 3.10.

Fast installation (10 minutes). All the hardware work flawlessly outof the box.
The system is very responsive, fast and snappy, however boot is a bit slow.

Oscar, 2012/06/22 19:21

Fan is not running nor volume nor brightness buttons. They used to but not anymore 2012 AD

moru, 2013/01/12 21:14

Have the same Problems with Fan and Fn-keys (not working), though they did so a week before. I'm running a dual-boot (arch & windows 8) and I think a driver&firmware update on windows broke it.

Stepan Bujnak, 2013/11/10 05:24

This is a problem with thinkpad-acpi. You need to halt the computer, unplug it and take off the battery for 5 seconds, then insert the battery, plug it in and boot it again. Everything should work as expected.

doms, 2011/10/30 13:05

Bluetooth and Cardreader works outofthebox.
Fingerprint Reader works after a small installation, but not as fast as under the preinstalled W7.
Sometimes there is an issue with the volumekeys under xfce.
Wifi is not working outofthebox with Fedora.
The ThinkpadACPI is working mostly.
No freezes or similar with Xubuntu 11.04.
Xubuntu 11.10 sucked a bit by release, not tested again.

u440, 2011/03/28 15:27

Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad L412 (4403-52G).
Spec: P6000/2GB/Intel HD Graphics/250GB/wifi/bt/lan/cam

1. Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 - X-server not configured and start properly.
2. Ubuntu 10.10 i686 - also.
3. Ubuntu 10.04 amd64 - thinkpad_acpi: Not yet supported ThinkPad detected!. Result - on LiveCD not worked hotkeys and bt + wifi.
4. Ubuntu 10.04.2 (kernel 2.6.35-22) - worked fine from box. Upgrade to 2.6.35-23 - work properly.

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