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Lenovo ThinkPad L540


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For full specifications see the Lenovo ThinkPad L540 specifications page.

NameLenovo ThinkPad L540
Processor4th Gen Intel Core i7-4600M
4th Gen Intel Core i7-4702MQ
4th Gen Intel Core i5-4330M
4th Gen Intel Core i5-4300M
4th Gen Intel Core i3-4000M
Screen15.6“ HD (1366 x 768), 15.6” HD+ (1600 x 900)
RAMUp to 16GB
HDDHDD: 320GB / 500GB / 1TB 5400 RPM
HDD: 320GB / 500GB 7200 RPM
SSD: 256GB SSD (OPAL 2.0)
Optical DriveDVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer (clipped) w/ SW Royalty for Windows 8
DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer w/ SW Royalty for Windows 8
GraphicsIntegrated, Intel HD Graphics 4600 with HM86(non-vPro), and W TPM, and W/Express card
NetworkIntel 10/1000 Gigabyte Ethernet
Intel Centrino 7260BN
ThinkPad Wireless 2 x 2 BGN
Intel Centrino Advanced N6235 (Jackson Peak 2) 2 x 2 AGN

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
Display PortNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
FirewireNot Tested
Express CardNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
KeyboardNot Tested
TouchPadNot Tested
Fingerprint ReaderNot Tested
SmartCard InterfaceNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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Dieter, 2015/02/23 21:51

23.02.2015 ThinkPadL540 with Intel i5-5420M, FullHD Display 1920×1080, Intel HD 4600, 8GB PC3-12800, 1TB WD10JPVX-08JC3 AC, Intel Dualband wireless 7260AC +Bluetooth 4.0. I have also the Ultra Dock (170W)

I Installed a 128DB AdataPremierPro SP900 M.2 2242 SSD Card and installed on this KUbuntu (sdb) . It works fine with a additional and a 1TB WD10JPVX Harddrive as sda (no windows installed).
Until now, I did not install the package UBUNTU_THINKPAD_EXTRA_PPA from, should I?

The brightnesss buttons work with bigger steps than under windows7 and there is no window to show actual brightness. WLAN works, also USB

I will report if I find any more

Friendly greetings from germany

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