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    Does anyone have Ubuntu on Lenovo G780?

    I've notice this 17 inch laptop which looks interesting, I've been considering a big laptop and this one has Intel graphics so a least there are no Optimus problems.

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    Re: Does anyone have Ubuntu on Lenovo G780?

    I know this doesn't help much but I have a G570 15 inch and it works great

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    Re: Does anyone have Ubuntu on Lenovo G780?

    Same here. G570 works fine with 12.04 - except for the onboard microphone, but that's no big deal.

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    Re: Does anyone have Ubuntu on Lenovo G780?

    Meant to say that Lenovo's are known to be linux friendly - that's why I opted for one.

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    Re: Does anyone have Ubuntu on Lenovo G780?

    thanx, my worry now is the wireless.

    It's only written for the G780 "Lenovo BGN wireless".

    That's not telling me much, from what I know often for laptop companies they often do not manufacture their own wireless device.

    Do you know if there's a way to find out which wireless is it and if I should worry about it

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    Re: Does anyone have Ubuntu on Lenovo G780?

    This is probably all right. The datasheet for the G570 says just "802.11bg/bgn WiFi", but lspci returns "Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter". Though there is always a risk, there have been no wifi issues with the G570 - wireless works straight away with 12.04 (and Debian Squeeze).

    The only way to be absolutely sure is to boot up the laptop you are keen on in a store with an Ubuntu live USB stick and then do lspci in a terminal. This will tell you what all the controllers are.

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