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Old 02-10-2016, 11:15 PM   #1
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Cool Compatibility for 16' Thinkpad?


i looked at the laptops for linux to see if someone had this thinkpad documented for running "X" flavor of linux but to no avail..

was wondering if anyone can help me figure this out??

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-11-6-in...n%3A2057441011

guess the next step would be hardware..
 
Old 02-10-2016, 11:26 PM   #2
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Hi...

Welcome to the forum

The laptop you mentioned looks like it was released only very recently. I'm not sure but I doubt there will be full support in Linux, as there hasn't been enough time for drivers to be developed. If you would like to buy a brand new laptop that's compatible (and pre-installed) with Linux, take a look at System 76 or ZaReason.

EDIT: There is also the Librem laptops from Purism.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 02-10-2016 at 11:34 PM. Reason: Added information.
 
Old 02-10-2016, 11:57 PM   #3
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Hi...

Welcome to the forum

The laptop you mentioned looks like it was released only very recently. I'm not sure but I doubt there will be full support in Linux, as there hasn't been enough time for drivers to be developed. If you would like to buy a brand new laptop that's compatible (and pre-installed) with Linux, take a look at System 76 or ZaReason.

EDIT: There is also the Librem laptops from Purism.

Regards...
thank you ard! yes just looking for something affordable, and of a tried and true background. i will look into those. my price range is what i consider budget at around $300 max but definitely will browse around!

*EDIT*

yeah those absolutely destroy my budget lol

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Old 02-11-2016, 10:39 AM   #4
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yeah those absolutely destroy my budget lol
You're welcome. In that case, try to find a laptop with as many Intel parts as possible. Intel is supported well in Linux. And if you buy brand new, use the newest stable kernel with whatever distribution you use.

Regards...

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Old 02-11-2016, 11:16 AM   #5
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what i consider budget at around $300 max
already has linux on it

ebay link

What I'm posting with.

ebay link

My specs:

Code:
$ inxi -b
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 4.2.1-antix.2-686-pae i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
           Distro: antiX-15-V_386-full Killah P 30 June 2015
Machine:   System: Dell product: Latitude E4310 v: 0001
           Mobo: Dell model: 0T6M8G v: A01 Bios: Dell v: A03 date: 07/08/2010
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5 M 520 (-HT-MCP-) speed/max: 1199/2400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 driver: iwlwifi
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 60.0GB (44.0% used)
Info:      Processes: 142 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 472.9/8027.1MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.31
I dropped a 60 gig fast as all get out SSD in the above unit.

For Lenovo research

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki

Your amazon link link looks like a pretty spiffy unit. I'd just buy it and shoe horn a linux version in it. Pull the Windows drive out and install like a Samsung fast SSD drive. Kernels determine a lot on what works and does not work on a unit.
I guess start with kernel 4.4 and work your way up from there.

Don't settle for a stock kernel out of the box that a live distro gives you. Use it for the install.
Then look around for a newer kernel that is a binary install for your distro of choice.

example:
v4.5-rc3-wily/ 08-Feb-2016 02:15
 
Old 02-11-2016, 12:06 PM   #6
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already has linux on it

ebay link

What I'm posting with.

ebay link

My specs:

Code:
$ inxi -b
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 4.2.1-antix.2-686-pae i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop: IceWM 1.3.8
           Distro: antiX-15-V_386-full Killah P 30 June 2015
Machine:   System: Dell product: Latitude E4310 v: 0001
           Mobo: Dell model: 0T6M8G v: A01 Bios: Dell v: A03 date: 07/08/2010
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5 M 520 (-HT-MCP-) speed/max: 1199/2400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 driver: iwlwifi
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 60.0GB (44.0% used)
Info:      Processes: 142 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 472.9/8027.1MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.31
I dropped a 60 gig fast as all get out SSD in the above unit.

For Lenovo research

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki

Your amazon link link looks like a pretty spiffy unit. I'd just buy it and shoe horn a linux version in it. Pull the Windows drive out and install like a Samsung fast SSD drive. Kernels determine a lot on what works and does not work on a unit.
I guess start with kernel 4.4 and work your way up from there.

Don't settle for a stock kernel out of the box that a live distro gives you. Use it for the install.
Then look around for a newer kernel that is a binary install for your distro of choice.

example:
v4.5-rc3-wily/ 08-Feb-2016 02:15
thank you yes, i will be doing a little more research into the hardware but looks like i will be getting that.

*Edit* the hardware says AMD

and i cant find the thinkpad version in the thinkwiki for this laptop

Last edited by detroitwillfall; 02-11-2016 at 12:12 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2016, 04:06 PM   #7
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??? Detroit will fall??? Kind of an unusual handle.


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Old 02-12-2016, 04:47 PM   #8
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and i cant find the thinkpad version in the thinkwiki for this laptop
probably because the laptop is 2015 or 2016.

Found this.

Quote:
I've been using this exact model from the last Woot deal. Some quick comments:

Ubuntu Mate (15.10) works great.
No issues with older games. Skyrim (no mods, Win7Pro) runs and is playable at low/medium settings.
The keyboard is very, very nice.
I'm a Trackpoint user (X61, X201) but wanted to give their trackpad a try. It works pretty well and is nicely sized.
My wifi connection hasn't had any issues, but I've read reports of other people with issues downgrading the driver (Win10 -> Win7/8) with a lot of success.
The battery lasts about 4 hours with normal use (internet browsing with occasional videos at medium brightness).
NOTE: If you're using Windows and on battery power, turn off "Vari-Bright" in the Catalyst display settings to allow for maximum brightness.

Overall the speed, build, and input controls are all great, especially for a $200 laptop. The only downside is the screen is dim and washed out. If you only use the 11e-G2, you might not notice it, but if you jump between this and something nicer, it's a bit of an eyesore.
From> can't show the link. woot site I got from redirects too much.

2nd try

http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost....postid=6624026

your lenovo model number is "20ED001HUS"

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Old 02-14-2016, 04:22 AM   #9
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??? Detroit will fall??? Kind of an unusual handle.

come to my city and youll understand. michigan for that matter..entire state is in shambles lol

kwame kilpatrick and snyder really did a number
 
Old 02-14-2016, 04:23 AM   #10
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probably because the laptop is 2015 or 2016.

Found this.



From> can't show the link. woot site I got from redirects too much.

2nd try

http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost....postid=6624026

your lenovo model number is "20ED001HUS"
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