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Lenovo G700 (Notebook, 17.3 Inch, Intel Pentium 2020M, 2,4GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD)

Laptop 17.3 Inch, Lenovo, Notebook

Lenovo G700 (Notebook, 17.3 Inch, Intel Pentium 2020M, 2,4GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The Lenovo G700 is a 17.3 inch laptop, which can be bought at several suppliers without pre-installed Windows.

The laptop is compatible with Linux, except for the internal Bluetooth, which is recognized by the Linux kernel but can not pair with other Bluetooth devices.
The installation of latest Linux distributions (e.g. Kubuntu 14.04) runs withouth any problems. It is not necessary to change any BIOS setting for the Linux installation (e.g. for UEFI).

Display Brightness

The Display brightness is set to a very low level if a standard Linux installation is carried out on the Lenovo G700. The contents of the screen is barely visible with the default setting.
The brightness can be increased to 100% if a kernel option is added in the file /etc/default/grub. To achieve this, the configuration line of this file has to be changed to

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_osi=Linux"

and the new settings need to be activated by

sudo update-grub

After the next reboot the screen brightness is set to 100%.

WiFi

The integrated Wifi uses the BCM43142 chipset of Broadcom. This chipsets supports wireless connections according to IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard. The WiFi controller has the PCI ID 14e4:4365:

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01)

Ethernet

The internal Gigabit Ethernet bases on the Qualcomm Atheros chipset:

03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8172 Fast Ethernet [1969:10a0] (rev 10)

Webcam

The interne webcam has the USB ID 04f2:b3bd

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f2:b3bd Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd

and is automatically activated by the uvcvideo kernel module:

usbcore: registered new interface driver btusb
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Lenovo EasyCamera (04f2:b3bd)
input: Lenovo EasyCamera as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.1/1-1.1:1.0/input/input9
usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo

Hardware Overview

The following internal hardware is recognized by the Linux kernel

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller [8086:0154] (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0156] (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller [8086:1e31] (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:1e3a] (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1e2d] (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1e20] (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1e10] (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:1e12] (rev c4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:1e14] (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1e26] (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family LPC Controller [8086:1e5e] (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:1e03] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8086:1e22] (rev 04)
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8172 Fast Ethernet [1969:10a0] (rev 10)

Identified Hardware Configurations (1 Result)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Distribution
Kernel
Rating
Scan Date
openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) (x86_64) 3.17.4-1-desktop - 09/07/2015

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