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I bought a Lenovo laptop 2 weeks ago, my first laptop. It came with vista preinstalled, that lasted about a day, then I reformatted and installed Mint Linux. Now it not only works great but it looks good too.
I hadn't tried Mint before. It is based on Ubuntu but with a different menu setup, at least on the Gnome desktop and looks really nice.
The only thing I had to do was put "acpi=ht" as a boot option in grub and make sure the modem is enabled in the bios.
I know sound can be a problem on laptops so that might be worth looking at if anyone is having problems.
I think that tip came from an Ubuntu forum.
My laptop is an IBM t40. Ive had it for a year now. it was almost 3 years
old when I bought it on ebay. Im running Ubuntu 7.04 since June of this year.
I picked Ubuntu because it reconoized the built in wireless card without
having to doing anything to set it up. I tried several other distros but
they needed other drivers to get the wireless to run.
Ive not had any problems so far, other than the 3d graphics for the desk top.
It doesnt have enough video ram to run 3d. but everything else is great
Thanks for your reply. I'm running ubuntu 7.04 now, Mint linux got a bit unstable after a while. I had a bit of work to do first, but my wireless card is working ok now. I.m looking forward to the arrival of 7.10 which be released any day now.
im running a lenevo 3000 c200 also! there great laptops i really gotta admit but ive noticed problems with the synaptics touchpad driver.... ill fix it but then with out warning it will start tapping again ive recompiled gnome and everything i just cant get it to stay fixed
Last edited by tommytomthms5; 11-03-2007 at 10:32 AM.
Reason: 3000 not 300
I dont know a lot about making linux work because Im still a newbie also.
but when I first installed Ubuntu 7.04, I had to install some restricted
drivers. I read about this in the forums.
click system/administration/restricted drivers manager
this should check your system for any drivers you need.
also check to see what DVD players you have installed. if you dont
have any installed, you most likely wont be able to play DVDs.
click applications/ add/remove.
in the search bar type DVD.
it will bring up a list of DVD players. install the ones you want
they should find any codecs needed to play DVDs when they install.
if they dont go back to the restricted drivers for an update.