View Full Version : [SOLVED] Does Thinkpad Edge E320 work well on Ubuntu 12.04??

June 14th, 2012, 11:22 AM
I'm going to use TP Edge E320.
This model is equipped with i5-2450m, 4G RAM, 320G Harddrive, and
Radeon HD6630 / Intel HD graphics.

I checked on Ubuntu Official website that
E320 is certified for Ubuntu 12.04LTS 64bit with the key components very similar to my E320.

Plus, Today I read the thread "AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics works !"
Since I heard before that Hybrid graphics doesn't work on ubuntu (on local Ubuntu Forum), it encourages me.

To make things sure, I checked the sticky thread "Laptop Compatibility List". But there's no comment on E320.....
Fortunately no comment on E320 in the thread "Incompatibility List",too.

So I'm confused now.. Does Thinkpad Edge E320 work well on Ubuntu 12.04??
If there's anyone using this machine on Precise Pangolin, Please tell me whether it works well or not.

June 19th, 2012, 10:36 AM
I finished the installation of 12.04 LTS on my laptop 'Lenovo E320',
and it works well. But note the things below:

1. Wi-fi on-off button doesn't work.

it's already noted on the Canonical official website.

2. Installation of the Catalyst driver is not easy.

As like the other machines with ATI graphic cards, especially the one with
'hybrid graphics', installation of the Catalyst driver is very subtle problem.
I tried to install ATI driver by myself.
But things got worser and worser...I finally reinstalled Ubuntu.

It is recommended to refer to this thread written by Alexislavie, which is very helpful :

[all variants] AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics works ! (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450)

3. Always-on USB port doesn't work - It Does Work Properly.

E320 is equipped with Always-on USB port, but it doesn't work.
I think it can be fixed..but I don't know how to fix it right now.

---->> It's fixed by change settings in BIOS.

4. For Koreans

Local server is not good for download the KR language pack.
Plus, "ftp.daum.net" server doesn't work properly, either.
I recommend to use Main server.