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    Question Is Lenovo IdeaPad 5 good for easy Ubuntu installation?

    I was offered a Lenovo IdeaPad 5 i5(i7)-1135G7 8(16)GB 512GB SSD NVIDIA Geforce MX450.

    Would I be able to install Ubuntu 21.10 on it hassle-free for a newbie?
    There are some posts on the internet about installation issues with IdeaPad 5.


    References:
    - Lenovo Launches Linux-Ready ThinkPad and ThinkStation PCs Preinstalled with Ubuntu
    - Ubuntu certified hardware
    - Linux for Personal Systems
    Last edited by erosman; October 25th, 2021 at 03:06 PM.

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    Re: Is Lenovo IdeaPad 5 good for easy Ubuntu installation?

    Quote Originally Posted by erosman View Post
    I was offered a Lenovo IdeaPad 5 i5(i7)-1135G7 8(16)GB 512GB SSD NVIDIA Geforce MX450.
    Would I be able to install Ubuntu 21.10 on it hassle-free for a newbie?
    There are some posts on the internet about installation issues with IdeaPad 5.
    I think yes. because Lenovo is now offering full certification and Linux preinstalled hardware. Here are some of the link that Lenovo supports Linux.
    Click here for more info.
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    Re: Is Lenovo IdeaPad 5 good for easy Ubuntu installation?

    Quote Originally Posted by mIk3_08 View Post
    I think yes. because Lenovo is now offering full certification and Linux preinstalled hardware. Here are some of the link that Lenovo supports Linux.
    Click here for more info.

    Doesn't it say ...... ?
    PC giant Lenovo is bringing serious support to Linux...big support. The entire line of Lenovo workstations (minus the IdeaPad) will now be fully certified to work with Linux.

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    Re: Is Lenovo IdeaPad 5 good for easy Ubuntu installation?

    i think anything will run Linux without hassle
    but i'd rather install 20.04.3 , stick with LTS

    "Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri is the final interim release before the next Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) due to be released in April 2022. Developers can use Ubuntu 21.10 to future-proof their work for the next LTS, which will be supported at least until 2032."
    https://ubuntu.com/blog/ubuntu-21-10-has-landed
    Last edited by 3nd; October 25th, 2021 at 09:40 PM.
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    Re: Is Lenovo IdeaPad 5 good for easy Ubuntu installation?

    Quote Originally Posted by erosman View Post
    Doesn't it say ...... ?
    Even though it doesn't mention your Lenovo model but in general it will support your Hardware System. That's not a problem.
    I do have an HP laptop. They say that it won't work on Linux But here I am now using my HP laptop with Linux Ubuntu Operating System running on it. All the wifi, bluetooth, and etc are working properly. It only depends on the user how they install
    the Linux Distro Operating System on it. Not to brag you but I can run any brand of System Hardware with any Linux Distro installed on it. It will work smoothly. Good Luck and Welcome to Linux World.
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    Re: Is Lenovo IdeaPad 5 good for easy Ubuntu installation?

    it doesn't mention your Lenovo model but in general it will support your Hardware System. That's not a problem
    +1
    i have a 1917 pc that i'm sure isn't listed anywhere on the interwebs to be compatible with Linux, yet here i am , on Linux
    just do it ..lol
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    Re: Is Lenovo IdeaPad 5 good for easy Ubuntu installation?

    No, Ubuntu probably does NOT work on an IdeaPad 5! I have an Ideapad 5i Pro (14", Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel iRISxe, NVIDIA GeForce MX450).

    The screen turns black, and stays black for more than a second _every time_ you move the mouse! Yes. It's very weird. I'ts only on the laptop's monitor, an external monitor is fine.

    I tried Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and 21.10 (both with Gnome and KDE Plasma). But the screen kept stuttering. It has to do with the iRISxe graphics, because everything is fine when I use "safe mode" (where it uses software rendering).

    Everything works fine with windows, so the laptop isn't broken or anything. It's really annoying because I bought this laptop for Ubuntu..

    IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO FIX THIS PLEASE REPLY!!
    Last edited by joor2; October 27th, 2021 at 08:33 PM.

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    Re: Is Lenovo IdeaPad 5 good for easy Ubuntu installation?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3nd View Post
    +1
    i have a 1917 pc that i'm sure isn't listed anywhere on the interwebs to be compatible with Linux, yet here i am , on Linux
    just do it ..lol
    Thanks 3nd. I know you already know. It always amaze us when you are in Linux Ubuntu community. So go go go Linux Ubuntu Forum community. cheers.
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    Re: Is Lenovo IdeaPad 5 good for easy Ubuntu installation?

    Quote Originally Posted by joor2 View Post

    IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO FIX THIS PLEASE REPLY!!
    latest kernel.and maybe some other things (like patching kernel with oibaf PPA drivers:

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1299...is-xe-graphics

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1309...is-xe-graphics
    Read the easy to understand, lots of pics Ubuntu manual.
    Do i need antivirus/firewall in linux?
    Full disk backup (newer kernel -> suitable for newer PC): Clonezilla
    User friendly full disk backup: Rescuezilla

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    Re: Is Lenovo IdeaPad 5 good for easy Ubuntu installation?

    Quote Originally Posted by joor2 View Post
    IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO FIX THIS PLEASE REPLY!!
    You can try this method. Maybe this can help fix your hardware system to function smoothly using Linux Ubuntu Operating System. If you need to install a proprietary drivers just follow the instructions in the link below.
    Just click here. Hope it help. Good Luck and Welcome to Linux World.
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