Lenovo IdeaPad S10

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System Specification

  • CPU: Intel Atom N270 (1.6 GHz) - works with i686 only
  • Memory: 512 MB internal - can be expanded to max of 2GB
  • WiFi: Broadcom BCM4312
  • Hard-Drive: 80GB standard with larger sizes available
  • Optical Drive: None
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel 945GME
  • Sound: Intel HDA (ICH7)
  • Screen: 10" LCD (1024x600)
  • SD Card Reader
  • Express Card 34 Slot
  • Webcam: Lenovo Easycam

Here's my lspci for more details:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
05:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)

Networking

Wired Ethernet

This works out of the box.

Wireless

The Broadcom BCM4312 card requires the Template:Package AUR module which is available in the AUR.

Graphics

The Template:Package Official driver works well with no xorg.conf. After installing xorg,

pacman -S xf86-video-intel

If you startx at this point, you may not have a working keyboard or touchpad. Installing the keyboard and synaptics drivers should fix that.

pacman -S xf86-input-keyboard xf86-input-synaptics

If you want to use an external mouse, you may also need

pacman -S xf86-input-mouse

While you can run a full desktop environment like KDE or GNOME, it will be a little sluggish on the S10. If you only have 512 MB of RAM, you will use it up quickly. Xfce runs with more acceptable speed. LXDE (or just Openbox) feels even more responsive. Lighter is definitely better on this machine, especially if you have not installed more RAM.

Sound

Works out of the box but the internal microphone is not turned on by default. To make the internal microphone work, turn the capture channel on (using the spacebar in alsamixer if you are using that), unmute the internal microphone channel and turn it up.

Also, make sure your user is in the group "audio".

# gpasswd -a username audio

To make the volume up/down keys work in Openbox, insert this in your ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml (preferably in the section with all the other keybindings).

    <!-- Keybindings for volume control -->
    <keybind key="XF86AudioRaiseVolume">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>amixer sset Master 1+</execute>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="XF86AudioLowerVolume">
      <action name="Execute">
        <execute>amixer sset Master 1-</execute>
      </action>
    </keybind>

SD Card Reader

Works out of the box but you cannot boot from it.

Webcam

Works out of the box. Just make sure your user is in the group "video".

# gpasswd -a username video