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    Ubuntu on a Lenovo G585 - 59345756

    Coming up this black friday I see this laptop for sale at Best Buy.
    https://blackfriday.bestbuy.com/product/6733454
    Anyone have any experience with the AMD Dual-Core E-300 processor with Radeon HD 6310?
    It's too bad it doesn't have HDMI out but am just curious which module I would use for this card? Would it be able to play any linux games?

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    Re: Ubuntu on a Lenovo G585 - 59345756

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy79 View Post
    Would it be able to play any linux games?
    Maybe but it's not powerful at all, the Integrated Intel gfx beats it.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4134/t...-for-miniitx/5
    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gp...on%20HD%206310

    It will be fine for watching HD videos and normal desktop stuff though.

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    Re: Ubuntu on a Lenovo G585 - 59345756

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    Maybe but it's not powerful at all, the Integrated Intel gfx beats it.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4134/t...-for-miniitx/5
    http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gp...on%20HD%206310

    It will be fine for watching HD videos and normal desktop stuff though.
    do you know what module works best with this chipset and if it's the latest catalyst, does it affect laptop heat and such? ALso, would more ram help to allocate to the video card or no?

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    Re: Ubuntu on a Lenovo G585 - 59345756

    Just my opinion, but i own a lenovo laptop and would never buy another one at any price.

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    Re: Ubuntu on a Lenovo G585 - 59345756

    Quote Originally Posted by offgridguy View Post
    Just my opinion, but i own a lenovo laptop and would never buy another one at any price.
    can you elaborate on why you wouldn't ever purchase one at any price? Tough to understand your comment without some specific reasons.

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    Re: Ubuntu on a Lenovo G585 - 59345756

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy79 View Post
    do you know what module works best with this chipset and if it's the latest catalyst, does it affect laptop heat and such?

    ALso, would more ram help to allocate to the video card or no?
    No idea.

    Not really, it's more a GPU issue than a lack of ram.

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    Re: Ubuntu on a Lenovo G585 - 59345756

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy79 View Post
    can you elaborate on why you wouldn't ever purchase one at any price? Tough to understand your comment without some specific reasons.
    Mainly it is the screen resolution, I would describe it as a
    pixelated effect, with some extreme distortion of coloration. It
    doesn't always do it but enough to be very annoying and impossible
    if you happen to be editing photos.
    It is an L512. I will try to get a screenshot next time it happens. Thanks for asking.

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    Re: Ubuntu on a Lenovo G585 - 59345756

    I have used Ubuntu on two Lenovo laptops, most recently a G575 with an AMD E-450 APU. I have no complaints at all. Setup was smooth, but I did need to install a few things: the AMD proprietary driver for the graphics, a driver for the memory card reader and a config file tweak to get the internal mic working. Everything else worked out of the box. I do not play many games other than Steel Storm, which worked well for me.

    Overall performance is good for me - I do mostly coding in Komodo Edit and graphics work in GIMP. I also use FileZilla and do some simple editing in Openshot.

    Note that I upgraded the RAM to 8GB almost immediately, and that may contribute to the smooth operation. I keep many programs open at once.

    I would certainly buy another Lenovo.

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    Re: Ubuntu on a Lenovo G585 - 59345756

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy79 View Post
    Anyone have any experience with the AMD Dual-Core E-300 processor with Radeon HD 6310?
    i have E450. it's low cost, low power CPU. apparently is can run Left for dead (in windows) on low. so that should give you some idea.

    more ram is always better. but don't expect too much form this. it's like Atom CPU with a stronger GPU.

    as for the overheating - it depends on which model of notebook. the CPU/GPU itself for example in my mashcine doesn't seem to be overheating (FOSS drivers, live mode). i havent' installed linux on it yet.

    anyway in some other models and manufacturers the same card is overheating. maybe they didn't give it enough room? or venting is poor.

    anyway here i sa test for the one you are after: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-...k.51634.0.html
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    Re: Ubuntu on a Lenovo G585 - 59345756

    An update here, there is some more info on display issues with lenovo thinkpad's in this
    thread.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2097169&page=2
    Last edited by offgridguy; January 1st, 2013 at 05:11 PM. Reason: corrected url

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