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Lenovo Laptop [SOLVED]

Post by JerryC58 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:58 pm

Will a Lenovo laptop allow installation and operation of Linux Mint 19? Trying to buy locally to get around shipping time.

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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by Asrael » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:03 pm

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 510 with 8Gb ram and an Nvidia GPU.
I've installed Mint 19.2 and Manjaro on it without problems.
Manjaro uses bumblebee which I find slows graphics performance.
Mint is better on my laptop.
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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by OveS » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:05 pm

I have Mint 19.2 Cinnamon on Lenovo Ideapad 530S (8/256GB), with kernel 5.3.
Works perfectly.
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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by Moem » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:27 pm

Most likely yes, but it's impossible to be more precise without knowing which Lenovo laptop. They have a very wide range... so save all of us a little time, and tell us which type you're considering.
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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by kc1di » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:49 pm

I'm using Mint 19.2 with a thinkpad t450 no problems.
Easy tips : https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by JerryC58 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:52 pm

Don't know much about it but according to the Best Buy adv it is an S 340. Doesn't show ant words like ideapad or thinkpad.

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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by MrEen » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:57 pm

JerryC58 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:52 pm
Don't know much about it but according to the Best Buy adv it is an S 340. Doesn't show ant words like ideapad or thinkpad.

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Description
Lenovo S340-15API Touch Laptop: Take work on the go with this Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6-inch laptop. The 12GB of RAM and AMD Ryzen 5 processor make multitasking simple, while the 1TB HDD offers ample storage space and speedy load times. This Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6-inch laptop has an AMD Radeon Vega 8 iGPU for smooth video playback.
Nice looking system for the price!

EDIT: Here's the ad: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-s34 ... Id=6350523

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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by OveS » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:11 am

Old fashioned HDD? It would definitely not be on my shopping list.
SSD or NVMe is a must nowadays. I'm surprised HDD equipped laptops are still for sale.
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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by MrEen » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:04 am

OveS wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:11 am
Old fashioned HDD? It would definitely not be on my shopping list.
SSD or NVMe is a must nowadays. I'm surprised HDD equipped laptops are still for sale.
They do have those as well: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-s34 ... Id=6344749

Not as nice a deal though.

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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by JerryC58 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:09 am

I agree. HDD wasn't on my shopping list either, but price was a factor as was speed of purchase. And at our age, having a hot rod laptop isn't a biggie.

Another question. How do you get the boot menu to pop up so I can boot from a thumb drive?

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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by Moem » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:38 am

Most likely candidate is F12. But the machine should tell you during boot.
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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by JerryC58 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:01 pm

The new laptop has arrived and Linux Mint 19.2 is installed and the printer is working.

Get an error on boot up: Check video drivers
Currently running without video acceleration. May experience poor performance
Launch Driver Mgr

Launching
Updates cache

This leaves an empty driver mgr screen and a msg: no proprietary drivers in use

In control center/display it shows 1920X1080 (16:9) and there are no other options

How do I make this error message go away?

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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by MrEen » Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:05 pm

Post the output from running the following in the terminal: inxi -Fxz

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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by JerryC58 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:07 pm

Here it is:

System:
Host: gloriaslaptop Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic x86_64 bits: 64
compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.4
Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81QG
v: Lenovo IdeaPad S340-15APITouch serial: <filter>
Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0R32776 WIN serial: <filter>
UEFI: LENOVO v: AMCN22WW(V1.06) date: 05/10/2019
Battery:
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 53.8 Wh condition: 53.8/52.5 Wh (102%)
model: LENOVO PABAS0241231 status: Full
CPU:
Topology: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen rev: 1 L2 cache: 2048 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
bogomips: 33536
Speed: 2615 MHz min/max: 1400/2100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2611 2: 1633
3: 1223 4: 1274 5: 1238 6: 1236 7: 1204 8: 1229
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Picasso vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A bus ID: 03:00.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: ati,fbdev
unloaded: modesetting,radeon,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~77Hz
OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 8.0 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.8
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: AMD vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 03:00.1
Device-2: AMD vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A bus ID: 03:00.5
Device-3: AMD vendor: Lenovo driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 03:00.6
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-54-generic
Network:
Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Lenovo driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel bus ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Atheros type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 3-2:3
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 15.35 GiB (1.6%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ04ABF100 size: 931.51 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 915.40 GiB used: 15.35 GiB (1.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 60.2 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 237 Uptime: 1h 59m Memory: 9.76 GiB used: 1.96 GiB (20.1%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20
inxi: 3.0.32
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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by MrEen » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:25 pm

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Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: ati,fbdev
unloaded: modesetting,radeon,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~77Hz
I don't know why the fbdev driver loaded and not the radeon. Someone will know how to fix that I'm sure. I'm afraid I'm not that someone, sorry.

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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by DisturbedDragon » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:59 pm

I have three Lenovo laptops with Mint 19.2 installed. All work flawlessly. These are an IdeaPad 720s 13", IdeaPad 330 15" and 14w.
AMD Ryzen 3700x
MSI x470 Gaming Pro
1TB Crucial P1 NVMe
1TB Samsung 960 Pro NVMe
32GB DDR4 3200
Nvidia RTX2080 OC
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Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon
Kernel 5.0.0-32

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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by JerryC58 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:03 pm

As noted above, when the machine boots it is loading the wrong display driver. I went to the Lenovo web site and the only Radeon display driver they show for this model is a windows driver. Where can I find the correct driver with instructions for installation?

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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by MrEen » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:11 pm

You have it already in the kernel. We just need someone that know how to make it active:

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unloaded: modesetting,radeon,vesa

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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by Minux1 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:26 pm

Lenovo ThinkPad X130e laptop giving solid performance with LM 19.2 64 bit XFCE.
Original IBM G40 laptop 3.0 GHz single core with maxed out 2 GB RAM holding its own.

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Re: Lenovo Laptop

Post by Minux1 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:55 am

... the wifi card in another Lenovo laptop the ThinkPad X140e model apparently didn’t like any of the generic drivers in LM XFCE 64 bit and refused to work. Everything else worked perfectly in Linux. When I reinstalled the original Windows 10 hdd the wifi functioned perfectly under Windows 10. Go figure. :?:

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