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July 31st, 2010, 05:01 PM
Welcome to the Laptop Compatibility List.

The purpose of this thread is for you, the user, to post what laptop combination works with Ubuntu for you. If you wish, you may post how the laptop works (configuration related), and the steps you took setting it up. These informations will help other users to choose new laptops.

Everyone is welcome to post here, as long as it is laptop related data. For help with laptop problems, please use the standard procedure of searching the forums, and starting your own thread for assistance if no answer is found.

Give detailed explanations when reporting compatible laptop.

Also Do not post any lspci outputs in this thread as they will be removed with out question.

Please Only List
1)Version Of Ubuntu
2)Laptop Maker
3)Laptop Model

*NOTE* This thread is exclusively for the listing of compatible hardware. Any idle chatter or unrelated posts will be moved/removed accordingly. *NOTE*

Thank you.
Thread text shamelessy lifted and edited from Frodon's Desktop threads.

Edit - HardwareSupport/Machines/Netbooks wiki page (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/Machines/Netbooks)

July 31st, 2010, 06:26 PM
With 10.04 my Toshiba l455 is perfect, except for fan control and function keys. Otherwise, I love it.
Thanks for making this thread.;)

July 31st, 2010, 06:30 PM
Gateway ML6732 with 10.04 64bit runs pretty much perfectly, didn't notice anything wrong at all (except for the weak integrated intel graphics).

August 1st, 2010, 07:27 AM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: Lucid 10.04
2)Laptop Maker: HP
3)Laptop Model: Pavilion DV6-2153ee

Installs smoothly. Needs wired internet at first to get the Nvidia and Wifi drivers installed via the Hardware Drivers tool.

Not working:
The fingerprint reader is a mystery.
Sound is touch and go and plugging headphones in doesn't mute main speakers.

August 1st, 2010, 07:53 AM
My Dell Inspiron 1564 ( the option with intel HD graphics ) has no problem both with ubuntu 10.04 32bit & 64bit except for the suspend issue. i had some problem with installing wireless driver but finally i managed to install it and now it's ok.

August 1st, 2010, 12:05 PM
1. Ubuntu 10.04

2. Dell

3. Inspiron 5150 Mobile Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz ~ 1.5 GB RAM installed

Everything has worked perfectly since 8.10
Have not tested TV-OUT function.

August 1st, 2010, 12:18 PM
Ubuntu Version: 10.04
Laptop Maker: Compaq
Laptop Model: Presario C700

Everything works perfectly !

August 1st, 2010, 07:20 PM
1. Lucid 10.04 32 bit, and realtime kernel
2. Asus
3. X83VB-X2

just installed with no problems. All systems go.

details of how I did it are here:

August 1st, 2010, 11:39 PM
1.Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


3.Satellite L305D-S5930

Fan doesn't run when some programs that are CPU intensive like transcoding and Hulu Desktop (It works fine in a browser). Not sure how I had my 64-bit Ubuntu running before but now i have to use 32-bit applications for Adobe FlashPlayer. Many other models in the L305-L305D have the same fan problem, but disregarding that, Ubuntu runs smoothly and picks up the ATI 3100 video card drivers. And you have to compile some packages to get the Function keys working, I forgot how to get that after 9.10.

August 2nd, 2010, 06:22 AM
Acer Aspire One D250 running Ubuntu Netbook 10.04.

Internal mic and wireless drivers don't work out of box but both are fixable pretty easily.

Only two settings for screen brightness (not sure if this is Ubuntu's fault or not though as it might just be a cheap laptop)

August 2nd, 2010, 06:26 AM
1) 10.04 Lucid Lynx
2) Dell
3) Inspiron 1440

Working perfectly in all respects while dual-booting with win7.

August 2nd, 2010, 09:58 AM
Ubuntu 10.04

Working flawlessy. Just needed to fix the trackball scrolling. I followed the isntructions here:

August 2nd, 2010, 10:52 AM
1)Ubuntu 10.04
3)R780-JS03 (i5)

Fn-keys not working , everything else very good

August 2nd, 2010, 03:04 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: 10.04
2)Laptop Maker: HP
3)Laptop Model: 4710s

It rocks!

August 2nd, 2010, 03:08 PM
1) Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx (64-bit)

2) Toshiba

3) Satellite L500-208

Issues: On starting up the Live CD, touchpad wasn't working, but after installation, everything went fine. Some fn keys not working.

August 2nd, 2010, 04:36 PM
Lenovo G555
Ubuntu 10.04 32-Bit

Everything works, though the wireless requires Broadcomm's binary driver. This can be easily installed via Ubuntu's Hardware Drivers wizard. (Or you can download the driver package from Broadcomm and install it manually.)

August 3rd, 2010, 09:41 AM
Ubuntu Version: 10.04
Laptop Maker: Acer
Laptop Model: aspire 4730z

August 4th, 2010, 12:56 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: 9.10 Karmic 64-bit
2)Laptop Maker: HP
3)Laptop Model: 8530w

Issues: built-in speakers automatically mute whenever a sound is played and need to be unmuted manually. Hibernating works, but takes more time than just shutting down and booting normally.

Not used: fingerprint reader; 56k modem (then again, who needs this anyway); video out.

August 4th, 2010, 07:08 PM
Ubuntu 10.04

Works out of the box.

August 4th, 2010, 09:54 PM
1)10.04 LTS
2)Hewlett Packard
3)Pavilion dv6zse

clean install. Everything works except: fingerprint reader, some application specific buttons-however some do. All Keyboard controls for brightness, sound, etc work fine.

This is a special edition model with:
bluray player/dvd burner-player
AMD phenom ii 920 quad core 1.6mhz
500 gb sata drive
ati mobility radeon 5xxx video

Schrute Farms
August 5th, 2010, 02:25 AM
8.04 32 bit AND 10.04 64bit
Compaq Presario R4000 (Dinosaur, I know) with the AMD Athlon 64 chip
Everything works perfectly (never tested the modem).
The pointer will disappear on occasion when waking up from suspend in 10.04

Open GL did not function with 9.04 32 or 64 bit.

August 5th, 2010, 02:29 PM
1/ Dell Inspiron 1545 10.04 64 bit, everything works, however, I had to connect to ethernet to get the wireless STA driver installed. Wireless works great. This is a dual-boot with 7 and lucid seems to be quite a bit more responsive than windows. The CPU temp is a few degrees higher in ubuntu than in 7 and the fan kicks on at a little higher temp (55-65c), but still well below the shut off of 105c. May have to wait until maverick.
edit May 21 2011: Removed win7 and use lucid exclusively. Shortly after the original posting above, ubuntu ran cooler than 7 after a kernel update. Now runs around 42-46 degrees or so.

2/ Dell Inspiron Mini 1012, 10.04 netbook edition, again everything works and again had to start with ethernet to get the atheros wireless driver installed. This is a dual-boot with xp home and the wireless doesn't work a @#!$ in windows, but works perfectly in ubuntu.
edit May 21 2011: After several months, got my son to figure out the atheros card in XP, now works, albeit flaky, still better in lucid.

3/ An old "self built" circa 2002 desktop athlon 1800+, runs 10.04 32 bit and other than a tad slow, everything works great. It is my download machine.

August 6th, 2010, 12:41 AM
1)Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit

Everything works perfectly AFAIK.

August 6th, 2010, 01:09 AM
1. Ubuntu 10.04
2. Lenovo G560
3. Everything literally works perfect.

August 6th, 2010, 04:15 AM
Dell Inspiron
Ubuntu 10.04

Install/setup went smooth as silk with no issues. Even wireless works fine.

August 6th, 2010, 09:14 PM
1. Lucid 10.04 32 bit
2. HP
3. dv9000z

Everything works.

August 6th, 2010, 09:19 PM
1. Lucid 10.04 32 bit
2. Compaq
3. v6000

Girlfriend's laptop, everything works.

August 7th, 2010, 03:38 AM
ubuntu 10.04
Presario 2570us

fully functional.
but it will not wake from suspend. but this was also a problem with windows which compaq released a few bios updates which didn't work for me either. I think it's a video card problem like my desktop had.

August 7th, 2010, 07:22 AM
Ubuntu 10.04
Satellite SA40-892 PSA40E-0E9WS-EN

Blank screen at start up for live cd and install, however, control of modeset as describe in

Solution 2 works great for this laptop
at end of boot string (live cd use F6)
i915.modeset=0 xforcevesa

Audio and video work but mic does not, gnome sound recorder also apparently not.

August 7th, 2010, 08:27 AM
Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit
Inspiron 6000

Everything works OK: wifi, function keys, touchpad (inc x & y scroll), and multimedia keys.

August 7th, 2010, 08:30 AM
ubuntu 10.04
Works perfectly out of the box.

As far as I have experianced, all HCL laptops work perfectly ( eg mine, mom's, friends , etc)

August 7th, 2010, 08:56 AM
I installed 10.04 on an Asus UL20A.

The install went without any hitch. Everything works quite well, including hibernating.

I had only one problem : screen flickering, which I solved in the following way:

The overclocking function provided in the BIOS was originally set at 3% on a scale of 1 to 5%.

I set it at 1%.

The screen flicker has disappeared and I have not seen any loss of performance resulting from the 2% overclocking drop.

August 8th, 2010, 03:28 AM
1)Version Of Ubuntu -- 10.04 (Latest Stable as of august)
2)Laptop Maker -- Hewlett Packard
3)Laptop Model -- DV5Z-1000 CTO (Wireless is the B/G Card, ill get chipset later)

Works perfectly, even my C4385 HP printer installed easily. ATI unsupported or whatever they are called drivers worked fine so far in 2D have yet to try 3D.

August 8th, 2010, 04:48 AM
MSI 785GM-E51 motherboard
amd athlon II x3 440

everything works fine with lucid 10.04

had video problem when using older ati drivers for igp hd4200 on motherboard
got 10.7 catalyst drivers from at web site and it worked fine.
everything else worked out of the box.

August 8th, 2010, 04:03 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu 10.04
2)Laptop Maker Fujitsu Siemens
3)Laptop Model Amilo pro 2055 upgraded to 1GB RAM

Only problem I had was when originally installed the physical monitor was set at 1600x1200, and wouldn't change, needed to be set at 1280x800, once done works a charm.

Also wouldn't try it with the standard 256mb RAM. Definitely needs upgrading to 1GB.

August 8th, 2010, 04:13 PM
Dell Studio 15

- Core i7-720QM
- 4 GB DDR3
- ATI Mobility Radeon 5470

- works perfectly, except that you have to, at the time of this posting, use the latest video drivers from ATI's website to get full 3D support, and you have to change a BIOS setting to make F1-F12 work in a sane manner.

August 9th, 2010, 11:02 AM
8.04 installed in my laptop does not do wireless .
my wireless does not work.
Can anyone suggest a 10.04 CD and whre can I obtain one. for laptop.

August 9th, 2010, 05:19 PM
Dell Mini 10 (also tested on Dell Mini 9)
Ubuntu 10.04

Everything works smoothly with some tweaks:

+Must have wired internet connection to install wireless drivers
+Webcam recording lags in every program except WxCam. However, webcam transfers works perfectly in Skype and aMSN.

August 10th, 2010, 04:37 AM
Dell Inspiron E1505
Ubuntu 10.04

Everything works as far as I remember. I lost my tip to my charger and have to get another one.
I haven't played around much with it but do not remember any problems.

August 10th, 2010, 04:50 AM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: Every Version since 7.04 through to 10.10
2)Laptop Maker: Acer
3)Laptop Model: Extensa 2300 (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam/Old/AcerExtensa2300).

Check the link above for obvious issues and problems. Five that I will note here and now are

1. Since Lucid I have had to set i915.nomodeset=1 in the kernel command line to get the graphics to operate.
2. Current Maverick (Alpha 3) when running in normal mode doesn't show a mouse/touchpad curser yet it is still there hidden in the background.
3. Ndiswrapper no longer works with Maverick (kernel compatibility issues) and it looks like they are not going to try fixing it.
4. Ureadahead really kills this machine because of its low RAM (256MB), if it had 1GB or more I think it would be fine.
5. Don't try installing anything by CD past 9.10 AlternateCD as it simply will not do it with 256MB of RAM. Update via Update Manager works well though.

August 10th, 2010, 04:36 PM
ubuntu version:10.4
laptop maker :HP
laptop model :dv6 2164tx

unable to install

methods used : 1. usb boot
2. booting from internal hard disk

problems faced:installation hangs at different locations.

ubuntu version:10.4
laptop maker :HP
laptop model :dv6 2164tx

unable to install

methods used : 1. usb boot
2. booting from internal hard disk

problems faced:installation hangs at different locations.

to be more precise, during installation my laptop boots from the usb but hangs at different booting locations ie
[ 4.642533] eth0: RLT8168d/8111d at 0xf81c0000, c8:0a:a927:84:d7, XID 083000 c0 IRQ 35

[ 4.663994] ACPI :

August 10th, 2010, 07:55 PM
1) Ubuntu 10.04LTS Lucid Lynx
2) Lenovo
3) W510 (4319, NTK4NMH)

Everything works out of the box except for the fingerprint reader. This is a very new type of upek fingerprint reader which is not yet supported in the stable releases but is in the dev version. The GPS on the Gobi 2000 WWAN card does not seem to be usable with gpsd, but haven't really dug deep to find out why.

Not tested: Gobi 2000 WWAN card, eSata and DisplayPort.

August 10th, 2010, 10:31 PM
1. Ubuntu version: All
2. Laptop maker: HP
3. Laptop model: 6735b


1. broadcom wireless does not automatically be installed. I have to install it via cable LAN.

2. Power and display problem with ATI graphic. Without ATI driver non of power and display graphic work. Therefore it makes this laptop impossible to run fresh new KDE (Kubuntu and Lime). I have to install Ubuntu first ==> install driver ==> install KDE to swap to Kubuntu

August 11th, 2010, 03:47 AM

Ubuntu 10.04 operates smoothly on Toshiba Satellite A55-S106. The only hiccup is that I had to press ESC and boot into Safe Graphics Mode to install. However, it boots and runs normally after that.

August 11th, 2010, 04:00 AM
1)Version Of Ubuntu
Linux Mint 8

2)Laptop Maker

3)Laptop Model
Ferrari One (FO200-313G50N)

*Wifi had a problem initially but after updating the OS, it works fine all the way! ;)

August 11th, 2010, 04:09 AM
I love Ubuntu! everything works just awesome! I have installed Ubuntu in a HP Pavillion dv 6000 and 2700 series a few years ago.Now i have 9.10 Karmic Koala version on both. I bought, recently an HP Photosmart premium all in one wireless printer and it worked out of the box. All my digital cameras works like a charm. Memory cards, wireless network and today i have purchase 2TB external hard drive fantom Drives and again, out of the box. Not even format was necessary! Thanks Ubuntu Team!! you guys Rock!

August 11th, 2010, 10:02 AM
Compaq Presario C508US works nearly perfect with Ubuntu 10.x versions.

To get wireless running, you MUST have a wired connection to start with, then fetch all updates, THEN search for proprietary hardware drivers. Occasionally upon booting up, wireless networking may be disabled, in which case you simply right click the system tray icon and select "Enable networking", and then press the Wifi button at the top of the keyboard until the light comes on.

One known issue: when the lid is closed and then opened, the mouse loses all functionality. There is probably a way to change the behavior of what closing the lid does, but I haven't felt compelled to explore it.

August 11th, 2010, 02:15 PM
1) Lenovo Thinkpad x60s
Modified, 2.25GB of RAM, 250GB HDD (ORIGINAL: 512MB RAM and 80GB HDD)
Installed Xubuntu 10.04 on it and it works perfectly. I even have it dual-booting with Windows 7, with no problems.

2) HP-Compaq Presario M2000
Modified, 1GB of RAM, 80GB HDD (ORIGINAL: 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD)
Once installed Ubuntu 9.10 on it, no problems, works good, however, when I updated to 10.04 I occasionally get graphics problems, where Ubuntu forces me to go in Low Graphics mode.

August 12th, 2010, 04:04 PM
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
HP Probook 4520s
Corei5 processor
320GB HDD Sata

All works well except the fingerprint reader.

not tested the eSata port or built in web cam yet as I've only had it a day.

August 12th, 2010, 07:49 PM
it works good with my dell inspiron 1545

August 12th, 2010, 08:03 PM
I just did a succesful install of Ubuntu 10.4 on my netbook. Gateway LT2016U.

August 15th, 2010, 12:53 AM
Running a 2-year old Acer Aspire 4520 in Ubuntu 10.04, everything works fine except one thing: I'm still desperately trying to figure out is how to force manual fan control, because looking at the sensors tells me that I really need my fan to run at full speed all the time, and I don't really care much about noisy fans...

August 15th, 2010, 03:02 AM
Ubuntu 10.04 64bit on Asus EeePC 1201N netbook works perfectly with everything so far.

August 15th, 2010, 06:33 AM
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32-bit installs and runs on my HP dv5t.
Processor: Intel Core i5 (2.27 GHz)
RAM: 4GB 1066MHz DDR3
Hard Drive: 500 GB
Wireless Chipset: Broadcom 43224 (Dual-band BGN and Bluetooth)

Issues: Broadcom chipset requires a proprietary driver, and tends to be very finicky (i.e. driver doesn't load properly if radio is on during boot, network manager applet doesn't properly display connections). It also shows up as interface "eth1" in ifconfig. Touchpad is an awkward position; I frequently move the mouse cursor around the screen.

Kudos: Keys feel nice, Ubuntu responds properly to the function keys (volume up, down, mute, display brightness, etc.). Easy to setup; completely formatted and configured in under 2 hours. Display is bright and easy to read. Webcam works without configuration.

August 15th, 2010, 08:59 AM
Acer Aspire
model 5332-312G32mn
with webcam
no internal microphone
2GB ram

Ubuntu 10.04 works completely almost. The exception is that when the vga external display is used, the images are not fully working. However, if the external display (digital projector) is running and connected before Ubuntu is booted up, then the external display works, at a common resolution. I suspect one issue is a need to set different resolutions each for the external display and the laptop screen.

Suspend and hibernate have not been tested.

August 15th, 2010, 02:51 PM
Asus Eee PC1000HE

Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04 runs everything absolutely perfectly right out of the box!

August 16th, 2010, 07:21 AM
Ubuntu 10.04

HP Elitebook 2730p

Everything works great, including wacom screen. Only things I'm still working on is getting the screen to auto rotate, and, once the screen is rotated, having the wacom recalibrate for the adjusted rotation.

August 16th, 2010, 05:00 PM
Dell Insprion 1545

Everything works great! need wired internet to install wifi drivers at first.

Grub argument to fix minor glitches in video. They didn't really bother me that much anyway.

I was pleased to find that the built in webcam worked out of the box, as well the microphone. Haven't tried the
card reader yet.

Old Codger
August 17th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Mac OS 10.6 and 10.04 32 bit
MacBook Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHZ
13" black 160 GB

My first Ubuntu install was 9.10, which ran well right out of the box. The first time I upgraded to 10.04, I experienced enough problems that I uninstalled it. Since reinstalling from a CD, 10.04 worked much better. No problem setting up to the existing wireless networks and peripherals. Configuring the printer required only some minor tweaking as did getting the headphones to work. My only remaining issues are sending e-mail via Evolution and Thunderbird and installing the drivers for my aging HP scanner; however, these aren't compatability issues. In short, the more I use and experiment with Ubuntu, the more I enjoy it. :D

August 17th, 2010, 05:57 PM

1)Version Of Ubuntu: 10.04 upgraded from 9.10
2)Laptop Maker: Toshiba
3)Laptop Model: Equium M40X-189

Dual boot Ubuntu/XP
Needed ndisuio to get WLAN to work.
Everything else worked out of the box.


1)Version Of Ubuntu: 9.10
2)Laptop Maker: ASUS
3)Laptop Model: Eee PC 1001P

Dual boot Ubuntu/XP
Needed to implement changes detailed in this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1396074 including getting WLAN and brightness hotkeys to work predictably.
No interested in getting two finger scrolling to work.
Everything else worked out of the box.
Upgrading to 10.04 soon.

August 18th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Ubuntu 10.04 on an Asus Eee PC 901 works fine, but if you want WPA support in the wireless, you have to install the linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic-pae package. I haven't figured out how to get 2-finger scrolling to work. Other than that, everything works fine.
Thank you for making this thread and helping the Ubuntu community!

August 18th, 2010, 04:48 PM

1- Ubuntu 10.04
2- Acer
3- Aspire 3100-1464

Everything works fine except Suspend and some issues with Google earth....


Juan Carlos

August 19th, 2010, 10:17 AM
1. 10.4.1

2. Acer

3. 5738Z

Straight out of the box, everything just works, using the extended version supplied with Ubunter User.

August 19th, 2010, 05:59 PM
1. Lucid 10.04 32 bit netbook remix
2. Asus
3. Asus eee pc-1015PE

Internal microphone problem. FAQ and forum reading make no help

August 19th, 2010, 06:07 PM
Sony Vaio CR VGN-CR363B
Ubuntu 10.04 Standalone
Everything works perfect except inbuilt Ricoh ( ? ) webcam
Thanks Ubuntu !

August 20th, 2010, 01:04 AM
Ubuntu version 10.04
Dell Latitude D600
Installed flawlessly, everything works including wi/fi.):P

August 20th, 2010, 05:45 PM
1.) Ubuntu 10.04

2.) Acer

3.) Aspier One AOD260-2680

Every thing works exept the webcam and microphone. You can get the microphone working with alsamixer but its still really crackly. The webcam can be used for pictures and when you try to record from youtube its really pixalated and the framrate is not its best. You can not record from almost any program.

August 20th, 2010, 06:03 PM
Ubuntu 10.04 32 and 64bit
Asus G72X

Everything works perfectly with no problems. The only thing that has to be done is installing the graphics drivers which isnt very hard. Just find Hardware under System->Administration and install the right one.

August 20th, 2010, 07:57 PM
Karmic 9.10
Compaq Presario
Old laptop, Windows XP coming to halt . Complete newboy installed as Ubuntu only absolutely straight forward! ;)

August 21st, 2010, 03:24 AM
1. Ubuntu 10.04
2. Lenovo
3. Thinkpad X61

August 21st, 2010, 04:06 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: 10.04 Lucid Lynx
2)Laptop Maker: Dell
3)Laptop Model: Inspiron 1545

As previously noted, required hard wired Internet connection to download proprietary WiFi driver. Also had to install proprietary graphics display driver; otherwise everything works great. Had to boot in Windows 7 once to get install CD in drive but since then it's been a pure Ubuntu system all the way.:D

August 21st, 2010, 05:33 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu :UBUNTU 9.10 Karmic

2)Laptop Maker:Toshiba

3)Laptop Model C650-P5210

Everything will go Green except for WIRED Connection..I meant the ETHERNET Driver .
That Aetheros driver you can download from http://wireless.kernel.org/download/...-wireless-2.6/ (http://wireless.kernel.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/)
This driver archive worked on mine..::compat-wireless-2010-08-09.tar.bz2

The best part is..my Ubuntu Baby works better than Windows..I sooo love it.
sharper faster stronger..thats the ubuntu on my machine.

August 22nd, 2010, 06:36 PM
Toshiba l455

Everything works great with ubuntu 10.04 and 2.6.35 kernel.

kernel installed from this ppa: best-intel-and-radeon (https://launchpad.net/~guido-iodice/+archive/best-intel)

August 23rd, 2010, 07:31 AM
Please Only List
1)Version Of Ubuntu
2)Laptop Maker
3)Laptop Model

1) Ubuntu 10.04, 9.10, 9.04

2) Dell

3) Inspiron 1545n

Works perfectly on all above operating systems; exceptions: 9.04/9.10, broadcom installation was not automatic [unless you have the shipped 9.04 Ubuntu cd from Dell].

August 23rd, 2010, 07:54 PM
Toshiba L505-10M with W7 64 bits
Dual boot with Ubuntu 10.04 64 bits
No issues sofar other than a buggy internetradio.

From the Fn combination keys only Fn+F3 (go to sleep) and Fn + F6/F7 (screen brightness) work properly.

August 24th, 2010, 02:29 PM
Dell Inspiron 1501 running 10.04 with the PAE kernel to make use of my 4GB of ram. No major problems found except reading data from DL DVD's??

cool Cpu
August 24th, 2010, 02:39 PM
Ubutnu 10.04

laptop msi gt725
laptop advent gx7555
laptop advent gx8555

those laptops have issue with ubuntu

sound cards dont work out of the box and u have to spend few hours to mke them work
at hdmi in not supported out of the box
nor acl1200 intel
im talking about laptops with 5 speakers build in

optiarc devices are non stop pulled by udev so everytime u boot up lucid u have to restart udev. Optiarc dvd rw ad-7560s

ati graphic card hd4850 does work cuz ati has released a new working with lucid catalyst

nova-s usb2 doesnt work at all not supported

another laptop i have acer 5735 it does work without issues i think cuz its older laptop.

I learned the newer the better pc the less ubuntu support

August 26th, 2010, 02:04 AM
i'm using Acer 4535 and ubuntu Lucid Lynx..
everything works fine except the Video Driver and Wireless Driver..

Cheers..! :popcorn:

August 26th, 2010, 09:13 AM
Acer aspire 6920G

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS x64

Everything works apart from sound but editing alsa-base.conf and installing hda-verb sound works fine :)

August 26th, 2010, 12:59 PM
Ubuntu Version: 10.04
Laptop Maker: Lenovo
Laptop Model: ThinkPad SL510

Some remarks:
1./ At startup I get msg "Not Supported ThinkPad Detected", although boot continues and i didnt encounter major incompatibility problems so far.
2./ When headphones are plugged, main speakers don't mute automatically has to be done manually
3./ Ubuntu wasnt able to calibrate the ext. LCD correctly (Samsung SyncMaster 932GW 19') when connected via VGA cable, of course can be manually adjusted with the LCD conf.buttons

Everything else worked out-of-the-box, no problems at all.

August 26th, 2010, 01:26 PM
10.04.1 LTS / Ubuntu 10.10
Both 32 and 64 bit
Studio 1749

August 26th, 2010, 04:29 PM
I'm using 10.10 alpha-3 build ( Maverick), and it works perfectly on my toshiba satellite i7 core (a505-6030) with nvidia gforce310M video card
wireless, power management,sound, fans, etc all work perfectly.

What worked was a fresh install - upgrading from 10.04 did NOT work.

August 26th, 2010, 04:41 PM
Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope 9.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1521.

Everything works great except that Flash almost never works, which may or may not be Firefox's fault. I just watch videos in Chrome and use Firefox for everything else.

August 26th, 2010, 04:43 PM
1) Ubuntu 10.04.x64bit

2) Acer

3) Aspire 5517

(NOTE) I did upgrade the ram to 4 GB and also the Processor to a AMD TK-57 Prior to testing.

August 26th, 2010, 05:13 PM
)Version Of Ubuntu: 10.04 Ubuntu netbook remix
2)Laptop Maker: Dell
3)Laptop Model: Latitude 2100

Needed to connect to Ethernet to install Broadcom STA driver, other than that, everything works flawlessly. It does seem to run a little bit warmer than it did under 8.04 though, but nothing crazy.

August 28th, 2010, 01:14 PM
Version of Ubuntu: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64-bit
Laptop Maker: Toshiba
Laptop Model: Satellite M3O5-S4910

Dual boot Windows 7 professional 64-bit and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64-bit installed in wubi.
Everything works fine so far. :D

August 28th, 2010, 08:02 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: Lucid 10.04 LTS 64-bit
2)Laptop Maker: Gateway
3)Laptop Model: ID49C08u

The installation was smoothly successful. Wireless LAN, Webcam, internal microphone and SD card reader were automatically detected and worked. There seemed to be no problem.

However, "Hardware Drivers" in "Administration" recommended "NVIDIA accelerated graphic driver (version current)," a proprietary driver, and I could not boot up my laptop after installing the driver. More precisely, X Window System did not start up.

August 30th, 2010, 09:15 AM
Dell Latitude E6410. Perfect which the following minor caveats:
- had to use "nomodeset" in the boot options before install. And make sure it's in /etc/default/grub GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX
- while we are in that file: GRUB_GFXMODE=1440x900
- cannot find the microphone, but I'm not even sure there is one with the embedded webcam
- smart card reader doesn't have a driver: "mmc0: Unknown controller version (2). You may experience problems" (but I don't care)

All the rest: bluetooth, wifi, dual screen, etc... worked out of the box.

August 30th, 2010, 10:41 AM
Dell Inspiron 1440.
Ubuntu 9.04 (32 bit)
That is my combination and I am using for past one year.
Works great.

I saw people with similar wifi chipset as I have and using Ubuntu 10.04 crying as
their wifi used to freeze.
I fixed that by downloading the driver from broadcomm website and loading that.
Also in a few users a firmware upgrade was required.(Otherwise wifi used to freeze)

August 30th, 2010, 01:13 PM
1. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
2. Acer
3. Aspire 4745
4. Known Issues:

Problem 1: Battery

Ubuntu 10.04 Always shows battery plugged in.

Perfect Solution:
Upgrade BIOS to 1.18 or later, available in acer support website.

Solution 2 Experimental(might be the perfect one):

Install these two packages from here

They worked for me to properly show the battery status. It is a lil' bit slow though. Takes around 10 second to realize that there is no plug behind it.
But after installing them, I was unable to hibernate/resume from hibernate.(I can not even hibernate, how can i resume?)

Problem 2: Wireless Enable/Disable Key

There is not any external hardware switch that can enable or disable wireless in Acer Aspire 4745. So, one has to use Fn + F3 key to enable / disable wireless.
When ubuntu is booted, it doesn't automatically enable the wireless device. Pressing the keys only enables or disables Bluetooth. So, I had to enable it by right clicking on the network icon.

Perfect Solution:
Upgrade BIOS to 1.18 or later, available in acer support website.

Solution 1 Experimental(might be the perfect one):

I am not sure whether this is going to work for you or not. I am not even sure which of the two things I did made it work. I will suggest that you follow the first instruction and then reboot to see if it worked. if it does not, I recommend go back to solution 2 or 3. The things I did are:

1. go to users and groups. select your username, go to advanced settings. go to user privileges. check the "Connection to wireless and ethernet networks".

2. Install the header files provided here.

Solution 2:
Open terminal and type

sudo modprobe ath9k

which will enable the wireless in the hardware level. Otherwise, keep using the right click method.

Solution 3 (if you want wireless connection enabled at the startup):

Apparently, the default network-manager and network-manager-gnome is messing things up.
You can install wicd, which is another wireless and wired network manager by this command:

sudo apt-get install wicd
sudo reboot

After installing, you can remove or keep network-manager and network-manager-gnome. But both choices have their own problems and advantages.

For example, if you do not keep network-manager, you might not be able to connect using your mobile gsm connection. I decided to keep both of them for the sake of wired mobile gsm connection.

the problem for keeping both network managers is that, even though wicd will enable your wireless on startup automatically, the default network manager will continue to show that you have not enabled wireless. If you enable wireless in the default network manager, wicd will lose the connection!!

Problem 3: Eject Button of CD/DVD Rom drive doesn't work

For the time being, use
eject cdrom
eject /dev/cdrom
in terminal

You can also assign a shortcut key by going to System > preferences > keyBoard Shortcuts

Solution 2:(edited on 3sept, 2010)

Suspend/stand by your laptop. then log in again.

The eject button now works.
Why it works? i have no idea.

Problem 4: Audio
In acer 4745, you will notice that you can hear audio from the speakers, but when you plug in headphone, the sound dies. Also, the plugged in mic does not work at all.
Again, unmuting and maximizing all the sounds through the command alsamixer in terminal do not work.


I also noticed that in kernel version 2.6.35, the alsa is automatically upgraded to 1.0.23

August 31st, 2010, 10:51 AM
HP 550 Notebook PC runs Ubuntu perfectly! I have never had a problem with installation, updates or regular use ever since my first Ubuntu 9.10 The Karmic Koala and now Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

August 31st, 2010, 11:01 AM
ACER 5720G
ubuntu 10.04 32bits
All works out of the box.

Suspend works but only once, after the second suspend it won't wake up as expected.
Hibernate works, however there can be some strangeness sometimes after wake-up.

August 31st, 2010, 04:21 PM
Samsung NC10
Running Xubuntu 10.04 X86
Works out of the box.

August 31st, 2010, 04:36 PM
1. Ubuntu 10.04, kubuntu 10.04, xubuntu 10.04, openSUSE 11.3, ubuntu 10.10
both 32-bit & 64-bit versions
2. Sony Vaio
3. VGN-FW230J

everything works great!!

September 1st, 2010, 02:18 AM
1. Maverick Alpha 3
2. Toshiba
3. L555D-7930

All works excellent, except I picked up a video driver conflict on the last upgrade. should be gone soon though.

September 1st, 2010, 05:37 AM
10.04 with regular updates
mini 10v

When I first installed the system, I had to connect to wired network to install the wi-fi drivers, which was done semiautomatically, no hassle.

As far as I know, everything works perfectly -- webcam, audio, trackpad, USB mouse, wired and wireless networking, USB Bluetooth, microphone, sleep, hibernation -- without any special tweaks or anything.

Flash (yes, I know, not part of Ubuntu, but mentioning it anyway) bogs down on some sites such as Hulu with extended use, but works fine with most sites.

September 1st, 2010, 07:25 AM
Ubuntu Lucid Lynx
ThinkPad X31 2672 ati M6 LY

Required: nomodeset kernel parameter, Visual Effects in Preferences = None, compositing_manager enabled in gconf-editor>>apps>>metacity>>general

Lucid Lynx runs very nicely on this machine... Hardy was excellent, and Lucid is sooo much better yet...

September 1st, 2010, 10:32 AM
Ubuntu 10.04.1 Desktop AMD 64-bit
Satellite C650D

September 2nd, 2010, 07:07 PM
1.Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS


3.Satellite L300D

Fan doesn't work as it should be. Everything else it's OK.

September 3rd, 2010, 12:02 AM
Inspiron 4150
Ubuntu 10.04.

Runs great along side XP Pro. Having an issue with the broadcom wireless card. Any suggestions?):P

September 3rd, 2010, 10:26 AM
Timeline 1810tz
Ubuntu 10.04

Works out of the box. I just had a problem with the fan being constantly on (fixed) and having a shorter batt life than when I was on Windows 7.

September 3rd, 2010, 10:05 PM
Compaq 8510w
Ubuntu 10.04

Works flawlessly as far as I can tell. Dual-booting next to Win7.

September 4th, 2010, 02:33 AM
Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx 64-bit, Toshiba, Portege M800, everything works except for intel graphics acceleration

September 5th, 2010, 08:25 AM
HP Probook 4420s
Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit
Everything working fine and well tested. Works out-of-the-box like a charm


September 5th, 2010, 10:49 AM
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32 bit


Inspiron 6400 (aka Inspiron 1501)

Perfect! :KS

September 6th, 2010, 08:59 PM
UBUNTU 10.04
HDX18 (1180CA)

Working: Sound & Video at high rez, Most Soft buttons work, wireless and Ethernet working, Card Reader, headphone jack works correctly, DVD/BLUE RAY, Bluetooth, webcam.

- Nvidia 9600M GT...using old Hardware drivers...new ones don't work correctly. (Solved)
- Card Reader reads SDHC but not XD. Haven't tried others.
- Treble & Bass soft keys do nothing.
- Finger print reader not working.

Haven't tried HDMI, eSATA, VGA out.


UBUNTU 10.04

Working: Sound, Video at High Rez, Card reader, side jacks, Wireless and Ethernet, Bluetooth, FN buttons (some).

- FN button does not work for Volume up or down "out of the box" install but wireless and brightness FN does. haven't tried sleep or screen off...never use them (even with windows)
- No Splash Screen for load up. shut down splash is fine.

Haven't tried:
- VGA out

OVERALL FEELINGS FOR BOTH: UBUNTU 10.04 "out of the box" usb installed allowed regular use of both the laptop and Netbook in regards to surfing, chatting, emailing and office work.

September 6th, 2010, 10:24 PM
Just installed Lucid Lynx 10.04 on a Sony VPCM126AG Netbook and so far everything seems to be running smoothly including webcam, audio, FN keys, wireless, etc...

September 7th, 2010, 12:51 PM
Toshiba Satellite A300-D5310 Laptop Dualboot Ubuntu 10.04 + Vista

2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5750
2-MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB
Mobile Intel 965GML Express Chipset Mainboard .
2-GB DDR2 533 MHz
200-GB 5400 rpm SATA hard disk
8X Super Multi Dual Layer (8.5 GB) DVD Writer
15.4-inch (39.1 cm) WXGA Widescreen Active Matrix LCD TFT
ATI M82XT 128-MB graphics chipset incorporates DirectX 9.0
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 ABG WiFi 802.11a/b/g
integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
standard 56kbps V.92 fax/modem integrated
Bluetooth v2.1

Axioo NEON MNN 2.012 Laptop Tripleboot Ubuntu 10.04 + XP SP3 + Win 7

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Mobile Processor P7370 2.0 GHz
SiS 671DX(MCH) + SiS968(ICH)
nVidia GeForce G105M Memory 512 MB
nVidia Cuda Support Microsoft®DirectX®10.0
14.1" WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT LCD
320 GB HDD 2.5" SATA
DVD Writer Dual Drive SATA
Winkey Keyboard Build-in touch pad with scroll function
Realtek High Definition Audio 3D Stereo Enhanced Sound System
Built-In Microphones & 2x Speakers
3x USB 2.0 Ports (USB 1.1 Compatible)
1x External CRT
1x Headphone Jack
1x Microphone Jack
1x Internal Microphone
1x RJ-45 Jack for LAN 1x DC-In Jack
7 in 1 Card Reader
1x Express Card 54(34) Slot 1x Mini-Card Slot with USB Interface
Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mb Base-TX)
RTL8187 Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g
1.3 MP Video Camera Module
Kensington® Lock

both laptop worked perfectly

September 7th, 2010, 03:29 PM
Ubuntu 10.04 after upgrade from 9.10
aspire 5630

everything worked good. installation,wireless,keyboard.... the only hardware being problematic is the battery charge level and time to empty etc..... which is not working properly
nvidia driver needed.

September 8th, 2010, 02:09 AM
Sony Vaio CR series
Ubuntu Lucid 10.04

have problem with TV out, Webcam, and LCD Brightness

September 11th, 2010, 12:16 AM
Ubuntu Lucid 10.04
Compaq nx9420

Works perfect, no issues encountered so far.

No problems installing at all.

September 11th, 2010, 09:50 PM
Ubuntu Lucid 10.04
Ideapad U165 (version with AMD Turion II Neo K625)
Tried with live USB, wireless and graphics (HD4200) restricted drivers found, but can not install - System error:InstallArchives() failed

Weird that both have the label "tested by Ubuntu developers" :-k

@Update: after installing all updates wireless managed to install, touchpad froze, but came back eventually, AMD graphics crashed. I had to create USB stick with persistence to be able to update, and the persistence was only 1 Gb, i suspect graphics failed because of this, will need to try with larger persistence, also to be able to install headers. I will update the post later

September 13th, 2010, 06:16 AM
Operating Systems:
Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS, Kernel 2.6.32-24
Dual Boot with Vista 32 SP2

Laptop Details: http://www.sony-asia.com/product/vgn-fz15g
Sony Vaio VGN-FZ15G
2GB Ram @ 667 (originally 1GB)
Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 @ 1.80Ghz
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT

- Motion Eye (in-built camera) Link to my progress (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9846542&postcount=38)
- Nvidia Driver Issues (Sony Vaio issue)

Everything else works perfectly to my knowledge although Wlan light flickers for Wifi instead of staying solid (like vista) which can get annoying and "media controls" dont work to my knowledge with any applications. but not necessary

September 13th, 2010, 09:36 PM
10.04 standard 32bit Live CD (now updated to 2.6.32-24-generic kernel)


LT2320u Netbook (Intel Atom N450, 1.66GHz, 1GB Ram)

Note: Even though the LT2320u is a very compact netbook, these comments apply to my experience with the full normal 32 bit version of Ubuntu 10.04, and NOT to the special netbook edition. This little machine is more than powerful enough to work quite well with the full Gnome desktop, including Compiz 3D add-ons, so the stripped down netbook edition is not necessary.

Install issues -

Installed dualboot from Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD with Win7 using an external USB CDROM DRIVE. To boot the Live CD, you need to change the LT2320u BIOS boot order. This is a simple BIOS option change (does NOT require a BIOS update, just hit F2 at boot and change the option setting in the existing BIOS)

Before installation, I used Win7 Disk Management to create 15 Gigs of free space at end of the drive by shrinking the Win7 C: drive partition, but the Ubuntu auto installer still only allocated 700kb to swap, which of course will break hibernation on this 1Gig Machine (this is really dumb, considering that this undersized swap issue has been a known issue since before Jaunty). The work around is to use the custom partitioning feature on the Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD install to manually add a smaller root and larger swap. I hope this will be fixed soon so a simple way to override the default swap size is available, because the current interface is not something that I would recommend to a novice user, because a simple partitioning error can easily wipe out all the data on your drive and render the system un-bootable. (if they pick the tempting 'new partition table' option instead of 'add', they will start with a blank partition table, and will find that they have just accidentally destroyed their windows partition)

After I manually added my partitions for / root (14 Gigs) and swap (1.5 Gigs), the dual boot install completed perfectly without other issues.

Things that work right out of the box -
(almost everything! :razz:)

- WiFi works, (solid connections, with good transfer rates)

- Sound Playback and Volume Control (both headphone and internal speakers)

- Webcam Video

- Full OpenGL 3D video drivers (works nicely with Compiz desktop)

-Motherboard Chipset setup, including CPU scaling and Power Management, Standby, and Hibernation (runs 5 to 6 hours on battery)

- Touchpad, including vertical scrolling, and tapping (works well, but not quite perfect, as the Alps Touchpad is incorrectly detected as a generic PS2 wheel mouse, so no "palm check" or "disable touchpad during typing" option is available)

- Fn Hotkeys; Wifi On/Off; Touchpad On/Off; Volume Up/Down & Mute all work perfectly; Backlight Brightness Hotkeys work fine but only support a few levels. This is a common bug also found on many Acer models, which has already been reported. (Note: Backlight control with the Gnome taskbar gadget and power management has many more levels and works properly)

Things that work with minor tweaking - The Internal Microphone has no audio with default settings, but is quite easily enabled. You just need to download "PulseAudio Volume Control" from depository, launch it and select the "Input Devices" tab, then TURN UP THE FRONT RIGHT CHANNEL TO 90% to 100%, and set the FRONT LEFT CHANNEL TO ZERO (all the way to the left).

What still needs work -
Gateway shares some hardware features with Acer, and like a lot of the current Acer models, this netbook has a boot error message due to an initialization error in the acer-wmi kernel module (unlike some others, on this machine this message is NOT a fatal error, and the boot and installation will complete, with no major issues)

acer-wmi: unable to detect available WMID devices Since all of the important features that I listed above work pretty well even after the acer-wmi fualt, the simplest way to deal with the error for now (until it's fixed) is to simply black list the acer-wmi service :

echo blacklist acer-wmi | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-acer-wmi.conf

Just open a xterm and cut and paste in this line, and hit enter (you will need to enter your password because this folder is owned by root). Don't worry, this code just adds a simple text file 'blacklist-acer-wmi.conf' to your /etc/modprobe.d folder which keeps Ubuntu from loading the broken acer-wmi module at startup . If the issue is fixed in a later update, this file can easily be deleted to restore acer-wmi to the startup sequence.

What I couldn't get working - The built in multi-card reader doesn't seem to be working. (Again, this effects a lot of other models, so it will hopefully get fixed eventually, but in the mean time, the good news is that all the external USB card readers and other USB storage devices I have tried, worked perfectly.

Also - The normal fancy Ubuntu Splash Screen is not working. The Grub screen does load correctly, so dual boot works fine, but after selecting to boot Ubuntu, the screen just goes black for about 20 to 30 seconds, then the login screen pops up. There are some fixes that reportedly fix the Splash on the Acer models that have similar problems, but this is such a minor issue that I haven't bothered to try to fix it, so I don't know if they will work on the LT2320u.

Final Notes -
Because the touch pad is miss-identified as a PS2 mouse, the "palm check" feature doesn't work very well, so you have to be carefull about keeping your hands up while typing or the machine will seem very twitchy, as your hands brush the touchpad and cause stray mouse movements and clicks. Sadly, you can't even use the optional "Disable Touchpad While Typing" addon from the repository because it seems to be hardwired directly to the synaptics touchpad driver (which is not loaded when the pointing device is incorrectly identified)

Conclusion -
Even with the above minor issues, this is the best performing, best integrated Linux laptop I have ever used! Everything just works! Wifi is solid enough so streaming media plays smoothly in Firefox, and I can watch full hour-long NOVA episodes on the PBS site with no dropped connections or hiccups. Overall, Ubuntu on this machine is just flat out a joy to use! :grin:

September 14th, 2010, 03:16 PM
anyone here using LENOVO SL410? i been testing with ubuntu 10.04 some of device doesn't support.


September 14th, 2010, 07:57 PM
Hardware and specs:
Lenovo Ideadpad Z560
CPU: Intel Core i5

Output of lscpi

00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT218 [GeForce 310M] (rev a2)
01:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
06:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 1000 Series
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)

Notes on compatibility:

Touchpad: The touchpad is not recognized immediately, however there is a fix. The psmouse module has to be loaded with a certain argument. To get the touchpad working open a terminal and do the following.

sudo -s
cd /etc/modprobe.d/
rmmod psmouse
modprobe psmouse proto=imps
echo "options psmouse proto=imps" >> touchpad.conf

Camera: Camera works perfectly. However, I run into issues when using meebo. It works fine with cheese and skype, though.

Sound: There are some issues with the headset and microphone not being recognized. I suspect that it has something to do with the modules.

Video: The Xserver gives me an error everytime I startup. For some reason it uses the nouveau driver instead of the nvidia driver. This is a simple configuration issue that can be (relatively) easily fixed.

Speed: It came with Windows 7 which was pretty snappy and responsive but Ubuntu was at least 2-3 times as fast as Windows 7.

All in all I'd say this is a great laptop to use with Ubuntu.

September 15th, 2010, 04:02 AM
1. Lucid Lynx 10.04
2. Asus N73J
3. Sound doesn't work, looking for drivers. Go here for sound fix http://www.whatiswas.com/index.html/?page_id=546. Also the NVIDIA Drivers make the screen not work, better without it. Other then that everything else looks/works great.

September 15th, 2010, 04:11 AM
1) Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition
2) Asus
3) Eee PC 1201N

September 15th, 2010, 04:34 AM
Hello ubuntu users! mine was:

1)Ubuntu 10.04
3)Asus Eeepc 1201N Netbook

works perfectly with minor issues on graphics but easily to dealt with.


September 15th, 2010, 09:58 AM
With 10.04 my sony vaio 17" e-series is perfect, except for no sound. updated alsa now

September 16th, 2010, 09:04 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu - 10.04
2)Laptop Maker - Acer
3)Laptop Model - Aspire 3004WLCi

No issues at all with installation.

September 17th, 2010, 01:24 PM
Sony Vaio
Ubuntu 10.04

Graphics card a major hassle, Nvidia GT330M.
Wireless EXTREMELY slow, Atheros 9k.
Everything else works perfectly.

September 18th, 2010, 02:16 PM
Distro: Ubuntu 10.04, Xubuntu 10.04
Maker: Toshiba
Model: Satellite A80

No issues whatsoever. No fiddling to get everything working.

September 19th, 2010, 09:25 AM
Distro: Ubuntu 10.04, Xubuntu 10.04
Maker: Toshiba
Model: Satellite A80

No issues whatsoever. No fiddling to get everything working.

Hi, sounds great does that include webcam and microphone ? Skype working fine ? Suspend/resume as well ?

September 20th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx 32bit
Latitude D630

Nearly everything worked straight away. Only real problem seems to be an inability to wake up from standby.

September 21st, 2010, 08:04 PM
1- UBUNTU 10.04
2- Acer
3- Aspire Time Line, 4810T

Everything works great, except the Dolby Speakers, i have half output of the windows in ubuntu

September 22nd, 2010, 02:58 PM
Version of Ubuntu: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32-bit
Laptop Maker: Samsung
Laptop Model: R580

Dual booting with windows 7 32 bit.

R580 Core i3 330M 2.13 GHz - 15.6" TFT
ProcessorIntel Core i3 330M / 2.13 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Cache Memory3 MB - L3 Cache
RAM4 GB DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz ( 2 x 2 GB )
Card Reader3 in 1
Hard Drive500 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Optical StorageDVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
Display15.6" TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA )
Graphics ControllerNVIDIA GeForce 310M
Video Memory512 MB GDDR3 SDRAM

Some tweaks to get soft keys to work with brightness.:guitar:

September 22nd, 2010, 08:14 PM
10.04 Netbook Remix
EEEPC 701 (4g)

No problems other than the known false alarm "bad battery".

September 23rd, 2010, 02:04 AM
Ubuntu 9.04 through 10.04
HP nc6000

Everything works fine except for the SD card reader. I've never looked into it as it's not an important feature to me.

September 23rd, 2010, 02:18 AM
Acer Aspire One model A0A110...10.04 NBR and gnome both fine, prefer the desktop enviro
hardware is 100% functional without any additional work after install, huge improvement over
the OEM XP install, boots in under 30 seconds, an extra gig of usable space on the 8GB SSD

September 24th, 2010, 09:48 AM
1)Ubuntu 10.04
3)R780-JS03 (i5)

Fn-keys not working , everything else very good

I'm new on Linux. i have the similar problem. Fn background light keys are not working.
Model: ND10
besides i can't go online while connection is set up. it only happends at office though. everything else is perfect.

September 24th, 2010, 12:07 PM
1. Ubuntu 10.04
2. Acer
3. Aspire 5633 WLMi

To Test: I haven't tested the USB ports yet to see if flash devices work

Problems: Touchpad mouse froze for about 2 mins as soon as I activated the wireless card, that was a one off and after pressing several random buttons, fixed itself and has worked fine since.

September 24th, 2010, 08:21 PM
V. Ubuntu 10.04
L. Lenovo
M. G430

Installed swiftly. but now facing some problems which are not in 9.04

1. sometimes display goes hazy, installed/activated recommended nVidia driver for 9300 3GS, but problem persists. commonly while playing video files.
2. Explorer takes long time to display and freezes continuously.
3. Mozilla freezes sometimes and takes near about 20-30 seconds to load for first time.

September 25th, 2010, 12:57 AM
UBUNTU 10.04 64 Works perfectly on my

ACER 6935G laptop with nVidia 9600m GS graphics

thanks guys keep up the good work you rock :guitar:

Only slight niggles:

-when I shut the lid and it goes to sleep it doesn't want to wake back up when I open the lid again. After a reboot the wifi card was still asleep and I have to right click the icon and enable/diasable it and press the wifi button on the laptop to get it working again.

-had some trouble tracking down how to install Sun Java Plugin you need to update the help file to say you need to turn on PARTNER in SOFTWARE SOURCES.

-nVidia driver doesn't complete install until you log in as root which might confuse many.

September 25th, 2010, 08:14 AM
Ubuntu 10.4
XPS M1530 notebook

Haven't found anything weird or wrong with it so far :)

September 25th, 2010, 02:31 PM
OS: Ubuntu 10.04(.1) {32bit} with Gnome.
Manufacturer:Compaq (HP/Compaq)
Laptop Model:Presario CQ42(-138TU)

Installed perfectly, required updates to get Wifi working.
Sound not working out of the box, fixed by updating to latest build of Alsamixer.

September 26th, 2010, 01:27 AM
Ubuntu 10.04.1 32bit
L650-14F (with corei3)

Everything working great, but there were some issues with Broadcom wireless driver. Fixed it by manually copying drivers and dependencies from the Live CD.
Other than that, no problems so far :)

September 26th, 2010, 03:27 AM
1. Ubuntu 10.04 64bit
2. HP
3. Pavilion dv7-1174ca

Everything works out of the box, only the nvidia gpu requires drivers to be installed for special effects (done from hardware drivers panel). Intel WIFI 5100agn doesn't function at 300mbps N.. it only runs at 54mbps G.. Not a big deal, still good for out of the box setup.

September 27th, 2010, 07:56 PM
With Dell Inspiron 9400/E1705 Ubuntu 10.04.1 works fine, I just had some audio issues I solved by installing some advanced audio packages with Synaptic. In previous versions of Ubuntu my system would have issues also with the sound card and WiFi (specially for KDE).

With 10.04.1 all keys work and even MediaDirect button is automatically associated with Rythmbox and so Media Buttons (volume controls, play, stop, RW, FF all work beautifully). Love it!

September 29th, 2010, 08:59 AM
HP Compaq NX9010 laptop
444Mb RAM (There's 2 x 256 memory modules so some faulty?)
37Gb HD with about 100 bad sectors.
NetGear WG511v2 PCMCIA WiFi card

Ubuntu 10.04 Alternative Install. No problems

Loaded WiFi drivers with difficulty, but got there in the end. Steep learning curve with unfamiliar procedures.

Laptop working fine, connects to the Internet no problems and seems stable.

USB slots work
Audio works
s-video. Don't know yet.

All the answers I needed were on this forum. Thanks everyone.

September 29th, 2010, 11:33 AM
Maker: Hewlett Packard
Model: G72
Ubuntu: 10.04

Everything worked OK but was unable to set up dual boot to boot into Windows. There was a small partition on the original set up labelled as "System" and I suspect the MBR was there and Grub wasn't looking there for it. As a result I decided to ditch Windows completely.

There was no sound on the internal speakers though external ones worked OK. That was resolved by installing new drivers from the manufacturer's website (Realtec)

The touchpad mouse is very sensitive which causes problems when typing.

September 29th, 2010, 02:26 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu : Ubuntu 10.04.1 - Desktop amd 64
2)Laptop Maker: HP
3)Laptop Model: Pavillion dv2000

Everything works perfectly, except for the wireless conection. Here's a super simply guide to fix this:

September 30th, 2010, 11:21 AM
Ubuntu version 9.10 installed inside windows using wubi.

Only problem was SIS Grapics. Downloaded and installed deb file now works ok. I wish there was a deb file to do this for 10.4, as the one for 9.10 does not work.

September 30th, 2010, 11:31 AM
Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
Product Name: Satellite M200
Version: PSMC3A-06N008
BIOS date: 12/20/2007

Ubuntu version 10.04, 64-bit. No major hassles noted so far.

September 30th, 2010, 05:33 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: Lucid 10.04 LTS
2)Laptop Maker: Toshiba
3)Laptop Model: Satellite A75-226S

Installed under Win XP SP3 and works great on dual boot.. FN keys don't do anything except adjust LCD brightness; however Panel software has no effect on adjusting LCD brightness. Occasional lock-ups in OS; reboot brings me back to life.

October 4th, 2010, 07:08 PM
1)10.10 RC (64-bit)
3)Aspire AS7551G-5821

In use for a week now, and it's an awesome machine. Wiped Windows, running a clean install of Maverick release candidate.

Everything works perfectly with no fiddling EXCEPT the screen will not resume from suspend (which appears to be a common and unresolved issue with ATI cards).

October 4th, 2010, 08:02 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: Maverick 10.10 RC 32-bit
2)Laptop Maker: Lenovo
3)Laptop Model: X201 (80 GB SSD, Core i5, Intel graphics)

Runs pretty much perfectly out-of-the-box. Note: 10.04.1 LTS didn't even boot (at least with encrypted LVM).

October 5th, 2010, 10:42 PM
1. Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 (upgraded from 9.10 via Update Manager)
2. HP
3. Pavilion dv6000

10.04 LiveCD would not work as it corrupted the monitor every time I tried to boot with it. I downloaded the 9.04 LiveCD, installed it, and then used Update Manager to upgrade. Everything works fine in 10.04 if it is installed through the Update Manager.

Laptop is running smoothly, albeit a few problems (see my threat in the NON-COMPATIBILITY list). Aside from these, the basic elements that are required for the laptop to run are working properly, including the TouchPad (sort of), audio, graphic drivers, headphone/speaker output, built-in web cam, built-in microphone, USB ports, CD ROM, and the battery.

October 6th, 2010, 05:01 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu : Ubuntu 10.04.1 - Desktop amd 64
2)Laptop Maker: Acer
3)Laptop Model: Aspire 5100

Install was flawless.

Had a problem with the video blanking out after a period of time, but the update manager found / installed an updated driver and now everything is great.

Also running Virtualbox with Windows XP; had to install more memory, but it works great as well.

October 8th, 2010, 12:38 AM
HP dv5 1045tx running fine on 32bit ubuntu 10.04

October 8th, 2010, 10:19 PM
With 10.04 my Toshiba l455 is perfect, except for fan control and function keys. Otherwise, I love it.
Thanks for making this thread.;)

my Emachines E725 works perfect on all ubuntu's!! and works under 10.10:lolflag::biggrin::p

October 8th, 2010, 10:47 PM
1) Ubuntu 10.10 Release Candidate (64 bit)
2) HP Pavilion dm3

3) installed without a hitch from a bootable USB drive. I've had it for three days and the only thing that _doesn't_ work is the trackpad on/off toggle. Very good :)

Also the laptop came with 4 primary partitions, so be prepared to delete a partition if you want to dual-boot windows (I backed up and deleted the HP-Tools partition, and remade it later as a logical partition). This won't affect you if you aren't dualbooting.

October 8th, 2010, 10:47 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: 10.04 LTS
2)Laptop Maker: Dell
3)Laptop Model: Vostro 1350

Working perfectly OK, :P:P:P

October 9th, 2010, 08:15 PM
ASUS UL20a - running Ubuntu 10.10 Beta
CULV7300 processor
RTL8191se Wireless card

Full 64bit Desktop install.

Wireless worked OOTB* - no need to download drivers, use NDISwrapper or any other nonsense.

Sound worked OOTB.

Screen bightness needed the usual published tweak: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AsusUL?highlight=(Asus)#Screen%20Backlight%20Hotke ys
and you may want to go for No.5 as I need the full command this time.

Anyway, it's a beauty! Go 10.10 :)

*FN-F2 does not turn wireless on/off but you can right-click on the wireless panel app to turn wireless on/off.

October 11th, 2010, 12:25 PM
I have just bought a Dell Studio 15 with the following specs:

Intel Core 15-450M 2.4Ghz
1GB ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD5470 Graphics Card
4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM
640GB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
running Ubuntu 64 bit 10.04 and Ubuntu 10.10

and so far so good! The touchpad works, as does all the keyboard buttons (including multimedia, network, battery info, brightness etc). I have not tried out the HDMI output yet, or the webcam though.

October 12th, 2010, 01:13 AM
1. Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit desktop
2. Sony
3. Vaio VPCY21EFX/B

Blank screen at the beginning of installation. Display goes out to external monitor instead of laptop display.

October 12th, 2010, 05:29 AM
I have just bought a Dell Studio 15 with the following specs:

Intel Core 15-450M 2.4Ghz
1GB ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD5470 Graphics Card
4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM
640GB (5,400rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
running Ubuntu 64 bit 10.04 and Ubuntu 10.10

and so far so good! The touchpad works, as does all the keyboard buttons (including multimedia, network, battery info, brightness etc). I have not tried out the HDMI output yet, or the webcam though.

Are you using the proprietary ATI driver or the default open source ones which come with 10.10? Any problems with the card? I have the exact same laptop as yours except that I opted for a 500GB 7200rpm drive over the 640GB one. I am running 10.10 but I haven't enabled the proprietary ATI drivers yet. Are they working OK for you?

October 12th, 2010, 02:08 PM
1)Ubuntu 10.10
3)Aspire 5530

Dual boot with Windows Vista. Microphone not yet fully tested, and wakeup from standby occasionally hangs. All applications and WLAN seem to work as expected.

October 12th, 2010, 02:12 PM
1)Ubuntu 10.10
3)R60e 0657-LLG

Everything but WLAN and 3G USB stick works. Kingston 64G SSD provides fast reboot and external My Book the bulk storage capacity. USB bluetoot stick ok.

Ubuntu 11.04: WLAN ok, did not test 3G USB.

October 12th, 2010, 02:49 PM
Ubuntu 10.04, 9.10 and 10.10

All work out of the box, www.voria.org (http://www.voria.org) is a great help for adding FN key and other functionality

October 12th, 2010, 04:21 PM
1)Ubuntu 10.10
3)R60e 0657-LGG

Running Ubuntu since 2007. All applications and WLAN seem to work as expected. 3G USB stick Huawei E173 unreliable even after the modeswitch trick, no time to fix and wireline Internet connection works now.

October 12th, 2010, 05:07 PM
DV6000 works well undr Ubuntu.

October 12th, 2010, 07:18 PM
Ubuntu Version: 10.04 64bits
Laptop Maker: Samsung
Laptop Model: R480 (NP-R480-JT01CL)

1. Enabled the nvidia proprietary graphics driver, click: System > Administration > Hardware Drivers

2. Installed "samsung-tools" package.

3. To enable the brightness keys, edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf adding the line:

Option "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1"
In the "Device" Section with Identifier "Device0" on it.

That's it, everything works perfectly!:popcorn:
fbv :guitar:

BTW, totally noob instructions:KS, type this in a terminal:
To install step 2.

sudo apt-get install samsung-tools
To edit the file on step 3.

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
To get a terminal! :lolflag: click: Applications > Accessories > Terminal

More Specs:
CPU: i3-330M 2.13GHz
HDD: 500GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M (BT 6C W7H.P32)

October 13th, 2010, 07:56 AM
Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit

October 13th, 2010, 04:10 PM
Latitude E4310

Touchpad has only basic functionality, the touchpad preference under system menu returns error.

GSynaptics couldn't initialize.
You have to set 'SHMConfig' 'true' in xorg.conf or XF86Config to use GSynaptics

October 13th, 2010, 05:56 PM
Ubuntu 10.10

Some function keys like fan control don't work, everything else works perfect!

October 13th, 2010, 07:31 PM
Latitude E4310

evolution not working with Exchange server. Completed the upgrade from 10.04LTS to 10.10.

evolution worked fine in 10.04LTS. Touchpad was an option under preference in 10.04LTS even though I couldn't get it to work because of previously reported error now it isn't even there... :confused: gotta go back to 10.04 ASAP...

finally back to 10.04LTS with evolution 2.28.3 vice 2.30.3 that came with 10.10. Seems odd that the current stable relase is 2.32.0 and the preevious stable release was but 10.10 came with something in between...

October 14th, 2010, 04:11 AM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: Lucid 10.04
2)Laptop Maker: Dell
3)Laptop Model: Precision Mobile Workstation m65

Everything worked pretty simply. Had to do the non-free version of nvidia drivers. Audio works. VGA adapter works. USB works. eSATA works. Mic works. Video resolution at 1920x1200!

What doesn't yet work is bluetooth. I haven't had any time yet to figure out what's going wrong.

The only problem: the machine is a tad on the slow side. It was probably great in its day, but compared to modern day systems, I wish it was faster. But for $300 for a used laptop, it's a great, rock solid ubuntu system.

khairul nizam
October 14th, 2010, 04:11 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: Lucid lynux 10.04 LTS
2)Laptop Maker: TOSHIBA
3)Laptop Model: L310

Web cam not functioning.
Thank you.

October 14th, 2010, 11:44 PM
XUbuntu 10.04
XUbuntu 10.10
Samsung NC10
Everything works out of the box.

October 14th, 2010, 11:57 PM
1. Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meercat
2. Acer
3. Travelmate 4202WLMi

Works perfectly.

October 15th, 2010, 02:33 AM
HP dv5-2135dx
Ubuntu 10.04
All seems to work just fine so far. It has a ClickPad, which has known quirks/limitations, but I trust that the community will have that fixed in short order.

October 15th, 2010, 09:27 PM
Dell XPS M140
Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10, 10.04, 10.10 (32bit only)
Everything works.

October 16th, 2010, 06:16 AM
Make : Dell Studio XPS 1645 (64 bit)
Ubuntu 10.04 64 Bit
few issues with ATI video card otherwise good

October 16th, 2010, 09:12 PM
1)Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

No problems so far, only thing is to use the wired connection to install the Broadcom STA driver to be able to use the wireless hardware

Note: Have not tested all aspect, will update if any problems found and how to rectify

October 17th, 2010, 04:03 AM
My Durabook D15TS is working great with Ubuntu 10.04
with Intel Pentium M Dual Core 2.0 Ghz and 2 GB of Ram

the wolfe
October 17th, 2010, 04:36 AM
HP G61-336NR
AMD Athlon II M300-ATI Radeon HD 4200
4GB Samsung 800mhz RAM-250GB 5400RPM Toshiba SATA HDD
Lucid Linux

The OS works excellent (better than windows). downloaded via the Windows installer off of www.Ubuntu.com, and installed okay. Has some driver issues. ATI display needed to be installed, but that was no problem. The webcam has yet to identify that there is a problem (doesn't even recognize that there is a webcam). Speakers work, but the audio out doesn't. Mic in hasn't been tested, but i'd be willing to bet it does not work either.

October 17th, 2010, 06:05 AM
Ubuntu 9.10
Techra A4 1.5gb ram

All hardware functional

Joris Donders
October 17th, 2010, 10:49 AM
1. Version Ubuntu 10.04
2. Acer
3. Aspire 1355LC

Everything works (a little tweaking for the bootsplash is nessecary ; see softpedia fixing ugly bootsplash in 10.04).

Only the build in bluetooth device is not recognized during install and thus doesn't work. But everything else is ok !!
Also the launch manager will not work (buttons near the power button) so that's the reason why bluetooth doesn't work (hard- software activation)

October 17th, 2010, 01:33 PM
Acer Aspire 4741Z
Ubuntu 10.04
Working everything out of box, except screen brightness is not reducing or increasing with Fn + right arrow/left arrow. On screen slider moves for increase or decrease but brightness remains to maximum

October 17th, 2010, 04:50 PM
Toshiba Satellite L655-158 (Intel graphics, i5, 4Gb).

Issues with 10.04 included wired and wireless networking drivers not found.

Works fine with 10.10 64-bit, after a tweak:-

Audio jacks need the latest alsa modules from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/InstallingLinuxAlsaDriverModules. Without this, audio plays from internal speakers but microphone doesn't work at all. With the modules installed, internal mic works and plugging in headphone and/or microphone works as it should.

Most of the 'Fn' keys work. Zoom and wireless on/off don't. Zoom, I believe, needs a Toshiba app even on Windows. Sleep/Hibernate works along with screen brightness and volume.

NeSS Esqa
October 18th, 2010, 05:27 AM
Ubuntu 10.04 & 10.10 both work well on my ASUS 1015PED.

Need to use the latest ALSA drivers ( https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/InstallingLinuxAlsaDriverModules ) to get the headphone jack to work.

Use Jupiter ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/jupiter/ ) for function keys, Super Hybrid Engine (CPU/Power scaling) support, etc.

Flawless beyond that, near as I can tell.

October 18th, 2010, 02:46 PM
1) Ubuntu 10.10
2) Acer
3) TravelMate 4500 (Intel Pent M, ATI Graphics)

Installed no problems, wireless works, reads SD cards (not SDHC), :P

Great Stuff, liking it - thanks to all - Rock on with your bad selves

- Doesnt shut down - hangs on last screen (ubuntu......), used to do this with XP occasionally.
- Freezed up a few times, bit better with no Visual Effects
- Audio playback has skipped a few times.

October 18th, 2010, 10:56 PM
1) Ubuntu 10.04LTS & 10.10
2) Dell
3) Latitude E6510

As of 2010/06 you can't use the NV drivers, only the nVidia proprietary drivers work.

In 10.04LTS everything else works flawlessly.
In 10.10 the chipset had problems with the gnome-settings-daemon and resuming from suspend. However, I found fixes to both problems on these forums.

October 19th, 2010, 07:53 AM
Running Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit on a Lenovo G560 i3 processor.

All working well, including built in webcam and the built in card reader.

Very impressed!

October 19th, 2010, 02:03 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu : 10.10
2)Laptop Maker : Lenovo
3)Laptop Model : Lenovo Thinkpad L410

Works perfectly fine other than the problem mentioned below.

1) Plugging in headphones doesnt stop the main laptop speakers to continue playing the sounds.

October 21st, 2010, 09:13 PM
Toshiba L300D-Q10
ubuntu 10.04
works perfect out of the box =D>

October 21st, 2010, 10:21 PM
Ubuntu 10.04
Lenovo IdeaPad U350

Everything works after the following modifications:

1. the broadcom-wl (sudo modprobe wl) drivers are on the ubuntu cd under pool/restricted/b/bw-WHATEVER and require installation of two other packages (patch and something else -- look at output and error messages). b43 and bcm43xx drivers *DO NOT WORK*

2. fix brightness keys - edit /etc/default/grub from



GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset acpi_backlight=video"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="nomodeset acpi_backlight=video"

3. fix sound on speakers with headphones plugged in issue
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r)

Edit: 10.10 is very incompatible with this laptop!

October 22nd, 2010, 03:27 AM
Ubuntu 10.04
Aspire 5734Z-4512

Works like a charm! No configuration needed. Function keys work, wifi connected right away, only thing it doesn't do is compliment me and tell me "thank you" for a long day's work.


Edit: Haven't tested webcam and built-in mic.

October 22nd, 2010, 03:35 AM
Acer Aspire 4530-6823 - almost everything works perfectly. The only things that don't work right are the webcam, mic, touchpad (although it sometimes works,) Bluetooth (fortunately I have an external bluetooth adapter :D ) and it occasionally fails to hibernate, locking up with the screen off but the power still on, but other than that it works pretty damn good.

October 23rd, 2010, 12:19 AM
Two to report:

1) Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit
M17x (r1) (Q9000 quad CPU, NVidia GTX260M video)

NOTES: Need first to disable the on-board graphics and hybrid SLI in BIOS otherwise install screen goes blank. They can be re-enabled once you're all set up. Wireless internet worked out of the box.

2) Ubuntu 10.10
Inspiron e1505 (Dell 1390 wireless card)

NOTES: Wireless internet worked out of the box. If your e1505 doesn't have the Dell 1390 card you might have issues; some have an Intel card instead. Multimedia buttons work out of the box.

October 23rd, 2010, 05:21 AM
Version of Ubuntu: 10.04 LTS
Laptop Maker: HP
Laptop Model: Pavilion ZE4500

Only major issue that I have so far is inability to get DVDs to play with Totem. I get a can't read from source error. Other than that everything is good. Volume buttons, touch pad, USB even my D-Link wi-fi without any trouble.

October 24th, 2010, 03:56 PM
1.)Ubuntu Version: Ubuntu 10.04
2.)Laptop Maker: eMachines
3.)Laptop Model: eM350-21G16ikk

What was tested?
- ethernet port = worked
- 2 usb port = worked
- headphone jacked = worked
- microphone jacked = worked
- wireless network = worked
- trackpad and keyboard = worked
- webcam = worked with google talk

October 25th, 2010, 11:27 AM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: Maverick 10.10, Lucid 10.04
64 Bit with 11.10, 12.04 (must boot with parameter mem=4096G)
2)Laptop Maker: Samsung
3)Laptop Model: X360

October 25th, 2010, 04:11 PM
HP Mini Netbook 1101
Ubuntu 10.10 works great. "not Remix"
Just did updates and wireless was up and running.

compiz, awn all work great

October 25th, 2010, 10:40 PM
HP Pavilion DV6833-US and DELL Vostro 1320. Both run Ubuntu 10.10 with no problems.

October 26th, 2010, 06:09 AM
1) ACER ASPIRE 5740, Desktop 386 (i3 CPU)10.04 (not 10.10), except for special Acer buttons.
2) HP PAVILION DV6514TX, same Ubuntu as above, but HP buttons work (not HP FINGER-READER)
3) ASUS EEE PC 1005HA (ATOM 280 CPU, 250 gb HDD, 2GB RAM), same Ubuntu as above.
4) ASUS EEE 701 Lubuntu.

All my computers have at least two versions of Ubuntu, in case one seems to be causing trouble. The other versions could be: PINGUY, MINT & SUPER-OS, all 10.04. All are able to connect easily on the ADSL2+ wireless router.

Retired (medical) IT Consultant,
Australian Capital Territory

October 26th, 2010, 07:14 PM
Acer Aspire 3000 -series (3003LC in my case) - Ubuntu 10.10 won't even start the installation (hangs up before can even choose anything) but 10.04 started installing immediately. Will update here how it works otherwise and if updating into 10.10 works.

EDIT: Installing 10.10 as an update from 10.04 works - for some reason it refused to install 10.10 as a fresh install. After updating some additional drivers - Acer Aspire 3003LC runs 10.10 very well!

October 27th, 2010, 04:54 AM
Lenovo ThinkPad T400 model 2764-CTO on Ubuntu 10.10 64bit

Everything works out of the box:

Fn Keys

The only thing I haven't tested yet is the SIM Card slot

October 27th, 2010, 09:44 AM
Laptop 1:
Distro: Ubuntu 10.04 (Linux Mint 9)
Brand: Toshiba
Model: Tecra A7 (completely stock)
Issues: Function keys don't work, can't change screen brightness

Laptop 2:
Distro: Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
Brand: ASUS
Model: F5GL (completely stock, aside from missing Bluetooth)
Issues: Most function keys don't work (aside from brightness and sometimes volume), can't hibernate computer, BT light is lit up, despite not having BT.

October 27th, 2010, 05:45 PM
Samsung NF310
10.10 Netbook Edition

Wireless does not work out of the box, you must plug in an Ethernet cable and start the Update Manager. Then you're offered to activate the propietary driver.

October 27th, 2010, 09:52 PM
Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick with Kernel Linux 2.6.32-24-generic
Hewlett-Packard Pavilion Laptop
Product Name dv8305us
US Product Number EZ579UA#ABA
Microprocessor 1.8 GHz AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology ML-34
Microprocessor Cache 1MB L2 Cache
Memory 2048MB 333MHz DDR System Memory (2 Dimm)
Memory Max 2048MB
Video Graphics ATI RADEON® XPRESS 200M IGP
Video Memory 256MB DDR (shared)
Hard Drive 80GB (5400RPM) 120GB (5400RPM)
Multimedia Drive LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Display 17.0” WXGA+ High-Definition BrightView Widescreen Display (1440 x 900)
Fax/Modem High speed 56k modem
Network Card Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Connectivity 54g™ 802.11b/g WLAN with 125HSM / SpeedBooster support ( I removed this card to use the N speed PCMCIA )
Wireless Connectivity PCMCIA RT2860STA chipset - works with vendor dat files at 135Mbs RALINK RT2860STA
Sound Altec Lansing
Keyboard Notebook keyboard with scroll bar and integrated numeric keypad

2 Quick Launch Buttons (HP Quick Play Music and DVD buttons)

Calculator Launch Button
Pointing Device Touch Pad with dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad
PC Card Slots

* 1 ExpressCard/54 Slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
* 1 Type I/II 32-bit card bus (also support 16-bit)

External Ports

* 6-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Sticks, Memory Stick Pro, SmartMedia or xD Picture cards
* 4 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
* 1 Headphone out w/SPDIF Digital Audio
* 1 microphone-in
* 1 VGA (15-pin)
* 1 TV-Out (S-video)
* 1 RJ-11 (modem)
* 1 RJ -45 (LAN)
* 1 Expansion Port 2, 1 IEEE 1394 Firewire (4-pin)
* 1 Consumer IR (Remote Receiver)

I have run Ubuntu on this machine with great success, dual booting first XP, then Vista and Jaunty through Maverick. It works "out of the box" except for tinkering with the included Broadcom wireless pci 54g, which requires the built-in "additional drivers" dialog and is painless to get started, and then removing that card to gain N speeds, which requires Ralink driver for the card I used. There are no "showstoppers" and all works smoothly, including the add on cards, once you figure out the driver situation for 802.11n, since the n spec is not released yet. Very satisfactory performance for a long time through many distributions of Ubuntu.

October 29th, 2010, 06:44 PM
HP G62-224CA Laptop
Kubuntu 10.10 64bit

2.1GHz AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P320 w/ 1MB L2 Cache (AMD Vision)
3GB DDR3 System Memory (1x 1GB, 1x 2GB)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics w/ Up to 1405MB
320GB 7200RPM External USB**
LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
15.6" diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView LED Display ( 1366 x 768 )
High-speed 56k modem
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Broadcom 802.11b/g/n WLAN

External Ports
5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
1 VGA (15-pin)
1 RJ-11 (modem)
1 RJ -45 (LAN)
1 Headphone-out
1 Microphone-in
HP Webcam with integrated microphone

Worked perfectly out of the box.
Only additional items I had to do was to install the proprietary ATI & Broadcom drivers.
Full hardware acceleration w/ Compiz effects.
*Swapped the included 7200rpm drive for the SSD about a week after I purchased. Battery life went from 2.5-3hrs upto almost 8hrs on a full charge. System boots in under 15 seconds (after POST)

October 29th, 2010, 06:50 PM
1 - Ubuntu 10.10 - Maverick Meerkat (x64 bit)
2 - Acer
3 - Aspire 5520G

-internal mic is not working as it should, but everything else is great!

October 29th, 2010, 06:58 PM
Using Ubuntu 10.4
Acer Extensa 4420-5963

Works fine except wireless. Have looked at all the threads in the forums ( and elsewhere ) have still not found a solution.

Machine uses Broadcom 4132 but BCM43 driver does not work. Cannot activate sta driver. Have tried every suggestion none of them work. I have all but given up. Never did use wireless, but it was nice when I had windows installed. I cannot take my laptop anywhere to use wireless hot spots. Not that I would do that much.

October 30th, 2010, 05:58 AM
Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
Compaq Armada M700

Integrated touch pointing device works, integrated mouse buttons don't work. Motorola PCMCIA wireless card installed with Ubuntu Broadcom driver. Graphics seem good. Don't know if function keys work or not, just loaded Ubuntu tonight. First time Linux user. :)

October 30th, 2010, 01:46 PM
ubuntu 10.l0 maverick meerkat
Samsung NC10
Everything works fine exept from a few function buttons

October 31st, 2010, 05:36 AM
my hp pavilion dv6000 works well. unity won't run and video card requires a proprietary driver; but other than that Ubuntu 9.10 - 10.10 work flawlessly

October 31st, 2010, 11:48 AM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: 10.04
2)Laptop Maker: Acer
3)Laptop Model: Aspire 7720G
- Ubuntu 10.04 was installed without any problems.
- The OS works OK, except for lagging mouse experience, that seems to be in line with problems described in this thread:

1)Version Of Ubuntu: 10.10
2)Laptop Maker: Acer
3)Laptop Model: Aspire 7720G
- Ubuntu 10.10: The installation script on the CD (made by the ISO) did not succeed installing Ubuntu 10.10, giving many error messages, and finally stopped.

I am therefore using the 10.04 version.

Edit: 30th October 2011:

Version 11.10 (32-bit version):
- Backed up the user files and made a clean install with Ubuntu 11.10 (32-bit). The installation was flawless.
- Very satisfied with the performance. The lagging mouse experience mentioned before is gone.
- This is the version in use on the Acer Aspire 7720G laptop.

Version 11.10 (64-bit version):
- Failed under install, stopped at various points during several trials.
- Not used by this user on the Acer Aspire 7720G laptop.

October 31st, 2010, 07:13 PM
Ubuntu 10.10
HP DV6 3143se

almost everything works, except for the ralink 3090 wifi card, for which i got help on the forum. download the wifi driver from ralink's site, make and install them and DON'T forget to blacklist the ralink 2800 series in the blacklist.conf file.

function keys work well, the radeon 5650 linux drivers cause system crash which make recovery booting impossible, so i make do with intel hd graphics.

battery estimate doesn't work in power manager. it's stuck at battery life estimating stage, although it gives me rest of info like maximum capacity, current capacity, discharge rate etc.

November 1st, 2010, 07:26 AM
1)Ubuntu 10.10
2)Panasonic Toughbook

Flawless install. Almost everything works:
All but one function key works, battery level check (Fn+F9) crashes the system. Also, no way to toggle Economy Mode. Mine is stuck "On" and as such, battery charging stops at 80%.

-Installed gSynaptics to enable circular scrolling

No other problems encountered. Lovin it so far.

November 1st, 2010, 04:25 PM
Acer Aspire 5670. Maverick Meerkat 10.10

All works fine, except for Orbicam (it jams the power manager had to blacklist it). But that is true to 10.04. Otherwise everything works.

November 1st, 2010, 06:11 PM
1) 10.10 Maverick
2) HP
3) Mini 311 (ION not LE)

Dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu.

First attempt with windows installer almost torched my Win7 install. The recovery app was able to do its job and I didn't lose anything.

I should note that the Ubuntu install failed at the "getting time from server" step. Never got anywhere after that. I found a fix for it in another thread.

So, I fell back to reading instructions. :)

Defrag'd windows partition and shrank it using windows drive manager in Win7.
Formatted new partition with NTFS. Rebooted a couple of times to make sure Win7 knew what the drive looked like now.
Downloaded and installed Ubuntu iso on a flash drive.
Booted from that and from the aforementioned thread RAN ubuntu rather than installing from the prompt.
Once Ubuntu was up and running I ran the install from the desktop icon.

Install went great! The only catch was that the Broadcom driver and Nvidia accelerator had to be selected from the list of restricted (?) drivers. This was pretty obvious though as Ubuntu notified me of it straight away.

Bluetooth mouse worked on first try, wireless is great, Fn-F keys do all the right things (dimming display, control volume, etc).

Pretty close to a perfect install once done correctly.


November 2nd, 2010, 04:45 PM
1) 10.04 LTS
2) SONY Vaio
3) VGN-NS11M

Works well right out-of-the-box except for the "mute" and "av-mode" hotkeys.
The only issue is the built-in microphone with a quick fix:


options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba-s06

at the end of


.. and you're ok ;)

November 4th, 2010, 05:01 AM
Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

(warning: few audio issues when compiling custom kernel, use official ubuntu repos)

November 6th, 2010, 02:28 PM
1) 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
2) IBM
3) ThinkPad T60p
with Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM

So far so good. Had problems with the external monitor (SyncMaster) with 10.4 so proceeded on to 10.10 from 9.10 (Karmic Koala.) The issue with 10.4 was the monitor had wavey and fuzzy lines (read somewhere that this was a kernel problem where the processor(s) couldn't drive the monitor..whatever)

Haven't tried the wifi yet, but so far things look OK. Will report back as I try out more with the machine.

November 6th, 2010, 04:19 PM
1) 10.04
2) Lenovo
3) Thinkpad T410i

All major functions working well (Intel wireless, integrated video w/ 2 monitor support, Bluetooth). I have noticed that powertop never shows the machine entering C4 power state and it seems to suck down a bit more battery than I'd like when idle.

There are some open bugs being worked out:
- USB ports not working after resume (fixed in kernel patch)
- SD card inserted during hibernate causes hang (fixed in kernel patch)
- Indicator applet sometimes shows battery life percentage off by a factor of 10, i.e. battery at 79% shows up as 7.9% remaining. Happens when disconnecting from AC power.

November 7th, 2010, 01:22 PM
Date: 11/7/10

Ubuntu 11.04 , probably apply to 10.10 as well.
HP 6910p
Everything works, but
video with ATI radeon X2300 was suck, download latest version http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx (http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx) now look much better
wireless: WPA, hidden network, keep asking for password, eventhough my pw and keyring are the same.
had to play around with it for a while to get rid of it, i think the fix was put a check mark for all users.
Also, uncheck to Bluetooth startup option, wireless startup & connect REALLY fast.

November 7th, 2010, 06:56 PM
Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick
Asus Bamboo

You can use Ubuntu out of the box, but you will want to do some tweaking (especially to disable Nvidia Optimus and stop wasting battery life). See the howto here:


November 8th, 2010, 12:03 AM
1) Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop
2) Ergo Ensis/ Asus
3) Notebook/L4000 (something - I'll update the post when I find out.) (Both are the same machine)

Well, I'm pleased to say that Ubuntu works perfectly on this machine now,albeit that the scroll wheel under the trackpad doesn't work,whereas before the integrated graphics were worse than dire and the function keys didn't work. Both work fine now.The scroll wheel didn't work then and doesn't now, but it's no big deal, as Ubuntu's touchpad app can set the outside edge to act as a scroll wheel anyway. However, the integrated wireless seems to be a bit dodgy, comes and goes, sorts of connects then disconnects, then connects, then disconnects, and sometimes it decides that it won't accept the right wireless password. Although it might just be a dodgy wireless module, as I don't have a clue if it worked properly before, as I had to swap motherboards (It's a sort of cheap project machine, bought of Ebay), and then I couldn't find the driver for XP.

November 8th, 2010, 02:40 AM
1) Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop
2) Lenovo
3) T400/model 2765 (2G of RAM, 500 Gb HD Hitachi 7200 RPM SATA)

Generally speaking, it works like a Ferrari. From OS load to fully loaded (including typing pass at normal speed) clocked at 20~25 seconds.

List of issues and tricks to take into account:

- Don't use the suggested hardware driver for the video card, instead download the .run ATI driver from the ATI website; never activate the driver in the Harwdare panel, as it doesn't work properly. With the driver from ATI, it works just incredibly fast. Trick the BIOS settings to get rid of VISTA mode...

- Ricoh 7in1 driver just works, refer to ThinkWiki general guide for T400 series (http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T400).

- Conexant modem driver detect the modem, so it should work (didn't use it). They also provide a better ALSA driver for the sound card codec (it seems to recompile the kernel... but apart from this scary operation, works fine). You can find the drivers on linuxant.com (http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/). Modem driver is free up to 14.4K, while the audio driver is free, altough not necessary to install.

- Fingerprint doesn't work, until the manufacturer provide support or drivers for their fingerprint reader (different than before).


November 8th, 2010, 03:22 PM
Ubuntu 10.04

HP Pavillion

DV4-Z CTO Entertainment

November 9th, 2010, 05:09 AM
Hp Pavillion DM3 with virtualization feature in BIOS enabled.
Running Ubuntu 10.04.1 as a virtual machine guest on Windows 7 host. Runs great, no noticeable lags. BUT, cannot run Cheesy or Skype. Does not recognize camera and mic doesn't work in Skype.

November 9th, 2010, 09:10 AM
Acer Extensa 5620G

At first I couldn't get the internal mic to work, but I think this no longer an issue in Lucid which I have at the moment.

There are some problems with compiz - when the effects are turned on, I get a lag when maximizing windows or grabbing them while maximized (1-2secs) and fullscreening videos (5-6secs).

In Lucid there's also a suspend issue - I can suspend 2 times, on the 3rd suspend it freezes and I have to hard-poweroff.

Otherwise, everything works perfectly.

November 9th, 2010, 02:39 PM
1) Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10
3) EEE PC 1001PX

What works:

Installs smoothly.
No issues with graphics.
Web cam works out of the box.
Fn-keys works out of the box.

What doesn't:

Input/Output jack does not work as intended out of the box, only works as an output (input silences the speakers and does not seem to work). Not sure if there are any solutions available, haven't looked in to it.
Internal microphone doesn't work out of the box, haven't found a solution for it yet.

November 9th, 2010, 02:42 PM
Toshiba A100-027

Installed Ubuntu on it and it runs flawlessly. Some people report of the fans not working correctly, but they work fine for me, as does the rest of the system. No faults at all!

November 9th, 2010, 06:11 PM
Everything on my Dell Mini 10v (1011) works perfectly on Ubuntu 10.04 and now upgraded to 10.10, one thing though, you need to install proprietary drivers for your wireless to work.

November 9th, 2010, 06:34 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: Lucid 10.04
2)Laptop Maker: HP
3)Laptop Model: DV6000

1)Version Of Ubuntu: Lucid 10.04
2)Laptop Maker: DELL
3)Laptop Model: Latitude D 530

1)Version Of Ubuntu: Lucid 10.04
2)Laptop Maker: Dell
3)Laptop Model: Latitude D680

November 10th, 2010, 12:29 AM
macbook 1,1
ubuntu 10,10

works fine (no isight)

November 10th, 2010, 02:33 AM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: Lucid 10.04
2)Laptop Maker: HP
3)Laptop Model: Pavilion DV6-2153ee

Installs smoothly. Needs wired internet at first to get the Nvidia and Wifi drivers installed via the Hardware Drivers tool.

Not working:
The fingerprint reader is a mystery.
Sound is touch and go and plugging headphones in doesn't mute main speakers.

Hadware Driver Tool? is that something given to you from the maker of your laptop (HP??)

November 10th, 2010, 04:57 AM
Just bought a week ago a netbook Dell Inspiron Mini 1018. Installed Lucyd Lynx (10.04) and everything worked fine except for the wi-fi. Not detected. Browsing in the Dell website's forum, I stumbled upon a recommendation. See link below


The steps I did was to check first if the built-in wi-fi card was detected although not recognized. Type the following commands in the terminal:

$ lshw -C network

You can see normally two types of network controller detected: the ethernet controller (using wire) and the wireless interface. My ethernet interface was recognized but the wireless interface was marked "unclaimed". Meaning no driver.

As suggested from the above link the Dell Inspiron Mini 10180 used a Realtek Chipset RTL8188CE. I downloaded the Lunux driver from the Realtek website. Opening the terminal again, I used Tar to uncompressed it. Among those uncompressed files, there is one file called Readme.txt. Read that one, it's very helpful how you gonna install the driver. (Note: you can use the Archive Manager to uncompress the files)

Then, afterwards, I rebooted the system. When I came back in Ubuntu environment, voila, I already saw the wi-fi signal bar recgonizing available hotspots (including my wireless router).

That's it, hope this is helpful to you guys.

November 10th, 2010, 04:02 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
2)Laptop Maker: Dell
3)Laptop Model: Studio 1535

Installs clean. Everything works one time. Except the for finger tip reader :/
Haven't tested the webcam.
Graphics works, sound, the light touch buttons (volume, cd eject etc), touchpad (they even have a cool control panel to control settings for the touchpad)...

Other versions that worked

Ubuntu 10.04
Minor problems with wireless and sound (later updates fixed that)

Ubuntu 8.04
Works well, but have to install drivers for sound, wireless and update drivers for graphics.

November 10th, 2010, 07:56 PM


Aspire 1410T

Dual booting with win7 premium 64 bit. Defaulting to Ubuntu of course.
Battery life is of the order of 6 hours with display dimmed. Same as Win7.
Suspend/hibernate both fine except a spam error on resume from hibernate re ring render.

Not tried the hdmi port yet to tv. I will edit when done.

November 11th, 2010, 01:39 AM
1) 10.04 LTS
2) SONY Vaio
3) VGN-NS11M

Works well right out-of-the-box except for the "mute" and "av-mode" hotkeys.
The only issue is the built-in microphone with a quick fix:


options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba-s06

at the end of


.. and you're ok ;)

i have a sony vaio vgn-ns11m and tried this, but didn't work... can you please explain me as i were a 3 year old? i'm very new to ubuntu, but loving it...
so i still have a problem with the internal mic, using it, for ex in skype etc...
do you know how to connect this laptop to a lcd tv? i can't do it by vga cable (the only way?), the laptop blocks completely,


November 11th, 2010, 02:20 AM
Toshiba Laptop
Portege R705-P35 with i3 processor.
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS loaded via WUBI.

Can't get wireless to enable. ubuntu sees it as an Intel WiFi/WiMAX 6050. win 7 sees it as 6250. Don't know if that's related. Haven't gotten any further.

Downloaded driver for Intel Wifi 6250. It downloaded 6050. Installed in the correct directory. Then I needed to delete all my wireless devices from the desktop gui that I had entered trying to get it to work. Before I deleted these entries it found my home network but never connected as it was probably confused having the same named network entered by hand. Then we rebooted and wireless now works fine. Note the R705-P35 network driver for Intel WiFi/WiMAX 6250 is not included in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. You have to download iwlwifi-6050-ucode- (http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-6050-ucode- available at http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/?n=downloads and install using instructions http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/?p=iwlwifi&n=howto-iwlwifi

For reference see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-firmware/+bug/532451

November 11th, 2010, 04:31 AM
Asus k60ij
Running Ubuntu 10.10 64bit

Every thing works great except the function keys are about 30 seconds behind the actual usage time.

November 11th, 2010, 02:04 PM
1)Version Of Ubuntu: Maverick Meerkat 10.10
2)Laptop Maker: Lenovo
3)Laptop Model: IBM Thinkpad R60

All devices work smooth and perfectly. Dual-booting with my built-in Windows XP Pro.

November 11th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Ubuntu Desktop 10.10
Dell Inspiron 910 (Mini 9)

Installation uneventful.
Wireless chipset not handled immediately, required wired connection.
Afer updates, the only remaining issue is with the mouse: after 10 minutes, the left-button triggers every 3 seconds or so. It last for 10 minutes until the left-button stops working entierly, requiring a reboot.

November 11th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Hi friends,
I use ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx on Acer Aspire 5251-1513 and it's working outstanding.

November 12th, 2010, 03:49 AM
1)10.04; 2)Toshiba; 3)A45-S151

Had to use the i915.modeset=1 workaround found at http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2010/05/06/ubuntu-10-04-lucid-blank-screen-at-startup-workaround/ to get it to boot.

November 12th, 2010, 07:27 AM
Fujitsu C-7651 is having some trouble loading x and says something about running in low graphics mode. other than that, It is awesome, and runs smoothly. http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/COMP/fpcap/notebooks/previous/factsheet_lb_c7651c6661c6651.pdf

November 12th, 2010, 10:35 AM
Ubuntu 10.10
Aspire 7735Z

Works great out of the box, but have a problem to fix the tearing (ATI) in videos, when trying to fix it it freezes. And the button to turn of touchpad is buggy. It works to turn it off, but have to reboot when I wil enable it again.

November 13th, 2010, 01:59 AM
Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit
Acer Aspire
MDl # 5734Z-4836

Works flawlessly, few flash errors , but no hardware issues.

November 13th, 2010, 10:57 AM
1) Ubuntu 10.10 amd64
2) HP
3) dv7-1135ea

Installation went perfectly. Dual booting with Windows 7. All devices worked right away, including wi-fi except for the fingerprint reader. However I have not tried to fix it yet.

November 14th, 2010, 09:31 AM
1/. 10.10
2/. Acer Aspire 5745G
3/. Intel Quad core i5, GeForce 330M, 8GB RAM,

After a couple of trojans snuck through whilst Stumbling, I decided it was time to really try and install 10.10 with W7. I found out how to partition the existing HDD (640GB total, 230 re-allocated to 10.10).

First install went ok until the reboot, and all I got was a blank screen - No Ubuntu, No W7 either! Not Happy Jan!

Seeing as though I had lost W7, I reformatted the whole HDD and installed clean, but did so with 10.04. I get unmetered Ubuntu downloads, so that wasn't a problem upgrading. 10.04 went on sweetly, and all I needed at the time worked fine. Time to upgrade via Upgrade Manager.

All up, it took less than 2 hours until I was back in control. I don't use the touchpad (USB mouse), and that worked from the beginning. Screen resolution (1366 x 768 ) was set as default. Inbuilt camera works, but very poor quality compared to W7. Might be a frame rate thing, but will keep working on that. After some tweaking, I got the inbuilt microphone to finally work. I need them both for Skype.

Wireless worked OOTB, and connected once I had entered the appropriate SSID and WPA.

At this point, the only thing that DOESN'T work is the button that opens the DVD tray! It's a remote button, just above the keyboard, not on the drawer itself. Not a major concern as I always, and only, use flash drives now anyway. Will have to find out why it doesn't work though. I'm yet to try the paperclip emergency opening yet.

So, in summary, at this point I can confirm that everything, except the DVD tray button and the touchpad, work OOTB. Extra software downloads needed to get mp3's to play, as well as the inbuilt microphone.

**Resolution: I've found that if you type eject in a terminal window, the tray opens. Go figure! Now, just to get that command to link to the button, and all will be sweet in that regard.

**Resolution #2: The touchpad works when I remove the USB mouse, so that's 1 less incompatibility to worry about.

November 14th, 2010, 02:41 PM
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

HP Pavilion DV5075EA

Everything works out of the box, except for WiFi and modem drivers (you need a wired connection to install wifi-drivers, after that all is well) and the 'DVD' and 'refresh' hotkeys (which, in normal usage aren't needed), for more info on this problem: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1621335 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1621335)

Greets ;)

November 14th, 2010, 04:05 PM
Ubuntu 10.04 on a Toshiba L505-141 laptop.

Installation proceeded smoothly from a bootable usb stick (after changing boot order from BIOS).

Items that worked out of the box:
-Function keys and sound volume dial.
-Monitor resolution settings and video hardware accelleration
-Multiple screen selection
-Battery monitoring
-Sound devices
-Touch pad (tapping, vertical/horizontal scrolling)
-USB controllers
-Toggle keyboards (Greek/USA)
(the list may be too verbose, but I also include things that gave me trouble in the past)

-Items that [B]did not work out of the box (and I didn't bother setting up)
-Function keys [lock screen (Fn+F1), switch monitor (Fn+F5), deactivate wirless devices (Fn+F8), screen resolution (Fn+Space), Toshiba zooming (Fn+1/2)].

Items I haven't yet tested:

1) I sometimes get blank screens: the screen goes all gray and then changes colors (green, blue etc). Sometimes it has stripes.
I am not 100% sure, but I think that this has mostly ocurred when I have done a Google search and have clicked on "Images". It is when I have a Firefox tab full of Google images that this has mostly ocurred, but I do not vouch as to its reproducubility. Maybe hardware problem, maybe driver bug. Can't tell...
2) I cannot connect over some public wifi hotspots. I get all the way through authentication (if they are secured), but then cannot get IP address assigned. However, for other hotspots no problem at all. Probably a wicd problem? (I removed Network Manager right after installation)

Excellent selection for my new Ubuntu machine. 99.9% happy with it.
Even happier for getting a Windows refund for returning my bundled Windows 7 copy!

November 14th, 2010, 11:58 PM
Ubuntu netbook edition 10.10 Meerkat

Gateway netbook


Runs just fine with Sprint Mobile Broadband card

2gb Ram:guitar:

November 16th, 2010, 11:00 PM
My acer aspire one D255-1134 works perfectly out of the box of linux. The only thing that needs to be done is too install the proprietary driver for the wifi chip =).

Atom N550 1.5Ghz dual core
1GB ram
250GB harddisk

November 17th, 2010, 12:38 AM
1) 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
2) HP
3) 6910p

Installed desktop version a few days ago and it works flawlessly.