Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3

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System Specification

  • CPU: Intel Atom N450 (1.66 GHz, 512 MB L2 cache)
  • Memory: 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM - can be expanded to a maximum of 2GB (one RAM slot)
  • WiFi: Broadcom BCM4113
  • Hard-Drive: 250 GB 2,5" SATA, 5400 RPM
  • Optical Drive: None
  • Integrated Graphics: Intel GMA 3150
  • Sound: Intel HDA: Realtek ALC272
  • Screen: 10.1" LCD 1024x600 (WSVGA)
  • 5 in 1 Card Reader
  • Webcam: Lenovo Easycam
Note: Some newer models have an Intel Atom N455 (same spec as 450) and 1GB of DDR3 memory.


This laptop uses a Broadcom BCM4113 chipset for wireless networking. Some revisions have an Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g chipset.

Free kernel driver for the Broadcom BCM4113 chipset

As of kernel version 2.6.37, there is now a Free driver in the kernel: brcmsmac. This driver should be loaded out of the box.

Non-free alternative driver for the Broadcom BCM4113 chipset

An alternative may be the 802.11 Linux STA driver, which can be installed with broadcom-wl

Free kernel driver for the Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g chipset

The ath9k module is detected by udev and loaded out of the box.

Some users report issues with the ath9k driver and this particular chipset. In this case, use the ndiswrapper method. Also, add !ath9k and ndiswrapper to the MODULES array in /etc/rc.conf.


The Intel GMA 3150 requires the xf86-video-intel module. No xorg.conf file is required.