Lenovo3000N100

This is the LaptopTestingTeam page for the Lenovo 3000 N100. The Lenovo website lists laptops which are compatible with various Linux distros (Suse, Novell, Red Hat, Turbolinux). The N100 has only been tested on the last two.

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Thanks to the work of the ubuntu-laptop team all of the major issues with this laptop have been resolved. I highly recommend this laptop if you want a top notch Linux laptop. The major outstanding issue is the fingerprint reader which uses a closed driver from Authentec (more information here and here; note that the solution using ThinkFinger does not work on the N100).

Current Issues

A user has reported this machine overheats when running 2.6.20-15-generic. For more details see bug report #114312. I however have been using feisty since herd 3 and had no over heating issues whatsoever. CPU temperatures range from about 49C when idle to 71C when processor is at 100% for an extended period of time.

Hardware details

in Dapper?

in Edgy?

in Feisty?

Installation works?

During the install it asked me about a braille driver and what port my braille terminal was connected to.
RobertSchumann: I had absolutely no issues during the install

Works as expected

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Dapper?

In Edgy?

in Feisty?

Screen

works

works

works

Correct resolution?

works, resolution preferences dialog says 1024x768 when it should be 1280x800

works with resolution 1680x1050, on Intel based cards 915resolution is needed

works, must install 915resolution package for best resolution

Correct refresh rate?

works

works

works

3D Acceleration

works

works

works

External monitor works?

Untested

does not work on Intel based cards

works

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

works

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

not working. do i need to install extra software of edit my xorg.conf for this?

Power Management

Battery detected?

works

works

Hibernates?

worked, when the laptop came back up the usb mouse didn't work when when i un-plugged and re-plugged it worked

works, but 1 out of 10 lockes up the keyboard and wireless does not work on resume (workaround found in the bug report)

works

Sleep

works, i found it a bit odd that when i woke the computer from the sleep it came back up to the log out dialog box and xchat-gnome had crashed but other than that all was good

same as hibernate

works but number lock is turned on when your resume and touchpad does not work

bug# 86820. Adding i8042.nomux as a kernel option fixes this problem

Dim monitor on battery

Untested

doesn't work

doesn't work

Blank monitor on inactivity

works

works

works

Lid Close

works

works

works

Cpu frequency scaling

works

works

Sound

Sound works?

works only if you add to /etc/modprobe.d/options the line: options snd-hda-intel model=laptop-eapd

appears to work

works

Correct volume?

the volume of the external speakers is not as loud as when listening to head phones. hopefully this will be resolved because of the fix noted in this bug

volums jumps sometimes when changing it. not perfect

works

Hardware volume switch

it moves the volume applet

works, moves volume applet

works

Headphone jack

untested

works (not on all machines)

works

Mic jack

Untested

does not work

Networking

Wired NIC

works

works

works

Wireless NIC

works with kernel 2.6.15-22

Works but requires linux-restricted-modules-generic installed, fails to work on resume

works

bug #63834

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Bluetooth

works

works

Modem

Untested

no driver

Infrared

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

works

works

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Untested

works

works

Touchpad - Scroll down side

works

works

works

External mouse - USB

works

works

works

External mouse - Serial

no serial port

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

USB

Untested

Serial

Untested

Parallel

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

works

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Modem

Untested

NIC

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

due to legal reasons the driver for this device can't be included. I am going to call and see if we can get it re-licensed.

Still doesn't work

not working

bug#39680

Internal webcam

no driver

CD/DVD drive

works

works

works

PCMCIA cards

Untested

works

Parallel Ports

Untested

Card reader(s)

works

XD is not working

works

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Dapper?

in Edgy?

in Feisty?

+ Space

Untested

+ Esc

Mute

works

works

+ F1

Volume Down

works

works

works

+ F2

Volume Up

works

works

works

+ F3

Untested

+ F4

Sleep

not working

not working

works

has been fixed Bug#44615

+ F5

Wifi/Bluetooth

doesn't work

doesn't work

Bug#44614

+ F6

+ F7

Switch Displays

not working

works

works

works

+ F8

Untested

+ F9

Untested

+ F10

Raise Brightness

Untested

works

works

+ F11

Lower Brightness

Untested

works

works

+ F12

Hibernate

not working

not working

works

the bug has been fixed Bug#44615

+ 1

Untested

+ 2

Untested

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Dapper?

in Edgy?

in Feisty?

Lenovo care

not working (does not generate a key press in xev)

what do we want this button to do?

Mute

works

works

Volume up

works

works

Volume down

works

works

Notes

  • Gnome reports 1024x768 correctly, i.e. the default install sets the resolution to a full-screen stretched out 1024x768. Installing 915resolution and following the man page works fine. Just restart X; X will then use, and Gnome will correctly report, 1280x800. No further changes required for the proper resolution to survive reboots.

  • I have a different model instead of the one displayed here - I have the high-end model with 1680x1050 resolution and internal webcam and some other stuff.. How can I write a own test? Because I got more to work than the writer of this page.

  • I hope no one minds but I got rid of breezy and put in a column for Feisty. Lots of good fixes for this laptop have been made so I would recommend upgrading.


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LaptopTestingTeam/Lenovo3000N100 (last edited 2010-02-26 17:37:39 by primes2h)