By browsing this website, you consent to the use of cookies. If you installed XP from a XP CD, you were probably asked at the beginning of the installation process to install any needed drivers with a floppy. If not, at least I know the issue isn’t with the graphics! Things seem to be running okay. Tags laptop , lenovo Thread Tools.

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When you alt-Fx to terminal, all you get is blank screen– I don’t know if that’s a problem with newer cards or with analog monitor. I’ll continue to use Mint, although these days I’m largely distro-agnostic. Help with Installation of Lihux G in Debian.

Yeah, I have one more such instruction for re-enabling the AHCI – but the guy who posted it said that for a regular Ljnux there isn’t that much advantage to it I use Mint, a good distro.

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Just figure out what wireless chipset g505 being used in your laptop and look up linux support for it, particularly looking for information on it and Ubuntu which I assume would be the distro you would use and you should have an answer right away. Message 2 of 8.

Matrox G550 with linux: opinions?

Linuc lspci -k will show you which kernel driver is in use for each card lspci -vv will show all the information plus the driver The driver in use is the last line of each section You will need to switch off the on board video in BIOS and set the AGP memory settings to match the card ie to 32MB, 64MB or whatever matches regards.


What I really want to know is how well they work with linux. Has anyone installed linux on the G, and can indicate how well the HW functions are supported?

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Lenovo G drivers – The Linux Community Forum

The fedora CD would still boot though. Forums Knowledge Base Blogs. About their beta software, I used it about 3 revisions ago. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use lniux advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions.

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If you’re not worried about killer 3D performance Matrox cards are awesome. And what do you mean by distributions? Meanwhile, the best info I’ve found is http: Start Prev 1 Next End. The particular distro isn’t the problem.


Lenovo G – Linux HW support?

Yes – when I tried to install XP I even tried W98 a blue screen would appear after a few minutes telling me something about missing drivers for harddrive, or errors in the harddrive. What do you think?

What really concerns me is the degree of driver-availability, particularly for wifi. The output of lspci -k: Tue Nov 20, 5: Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log gg550. Linux – Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Sep 29, Posts: These are issues which only hands-on experience can really resolve.

See our Sustainability Report. As far as analog, I’ve yet to see anything mesure to its standards for y550 price anyway. I’m not a Linux pro. All times are GMT I have heard that the 2D quality is quite good, can any of hte G owners comment on this?