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Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen - Most Compatible Linux Distro Question

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Not sure why posts asking about installing an OS other than Windows 10 on this device seem to vanish but here goes my attempt for a Linux Specific question. I am unwilling to run Windows 10 because an OS that without any advance notice will uninstall your privately owned and paid for software from other companies during updates potentially costing licensing fees to acquire a replacement license or even damaging system viability if one of those packages is a required driver is unacceptable to me. Due to the aforementioned issues with Windows 10 I am looking to Linux as an alternative for this device. Are there any known Linux Distributions that will fully support the hardware?Does anyone have experience installing Linux and configuring it on this device?What Linux Distribution is most recommended for this device?What additional drivers or software are recommended on Linux to be able to use the hardware to the fullest? Thanks.  

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If there's a guide for this on TS, feel free to point it out, I didn't see one.

I'd like to download and learn to use Linux on my PC, not only to broaden my horizons, but also to help pimp out my resume. (The kinds of jobs I'm applying for are summer student things - nothing heavy. Point is, there's nothing I need to know, specifically.)

In another thread, I mentioned that I was thinking about getting Ubuntu, because I heard it was the "easy" one. Somebody in that thread, (it wasn't my own) said I should go with Gentoo instead, I guess because I'd be giving myself a better education in Open Source. So I was wondering what other people's recommendations are, and if you could outline the pros and cons of my options, that'd be great.

And the system I'm planning on using is my old PC. I don't know the specific system specs, but I had it custom made for me in 2004. Standard 520 megs of memory, P3 processor...anything else you need to know, just ask.

Thanks guys.

A:Generic Question: Recommend a Linux Distro

I suppose I should recommend Fedora, as I've used it and its predecessors since '97 or something (Red Hat Linux 5.0 was the first I tried).

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I am looking for a laptop that is compatible with a digitizer pen for drawing on the screen. Does the 10 point touch version of Thinkpad P51  and Thinkpad X1 Yoga come wiht digitizer pens?

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Hi, I am considering to buy the 4K version of Yoga 730 15" (with Nvidia 1050 4GB). I have used the X1E but I am bothered by the fan noise even under BIOS 1.19. Do this laptop have noisy fan issues? Is it fully compatible with Linux right out of the box? I mean do all functions work right after installation of Linux without further work from the user? How is the battery life? Thanks.

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Which linux distrubtion do u guys started with???

I saterted with corel linux(dont know if it is there now) installation failed after about 90% and left my compaq warrenty void,

after that redhat, mandrake, Suse and now knoppix and 100% happy with it


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which one, in your opinion, is the best? I`d like to go back to using Linux, but I`m not sure which distro to go with. :/ I mostly used Mandrake, but there`s probably something better that I haven`t tried.. or at least haven`t tried lately. I`m just getting sick of XP it gets fussy sometimes..


A:Linux distro..

Here is a start for opinions around here:

Mict advertising Linux from Scratch here:

Yeh we know about XP being fussy Stormbringer and I are wrestling with MSVDM and some of its problems in the IRC channel.

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I found couple of SSD M.2 (2280) but not sure if it compatible with Lenovo Thinkpad X1 yoga (1st gen) The original SSD is 256gb (Samsung MZNLN256HCHP-000L7) here's pic of it: http://www.esaitech.com/samsung-mznln256hchp-000l7-pm871-series-256gb-m.2-2280-ngff-6.0gbps-internal...I'm wondering which is compatible with mine1.Crucial MX300 https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX300-525GB-Internal-CT525MX300SSD4/dp/B01L80DH4G/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_...or 2.Samsung 960 EVO Series https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYFKJR7/ref=psdc_1292116011_t1_B00TGIW1XGThe crucial looks similar is minePlease advice

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Can I install Ubuntu on my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370

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I was curious to know from real people what your favorite linux distro is? With respect to look, performance, stability, &/or any other thing. & If you could tell me about the most beautiful linux distro you've seen so far?

Currently from windows 8.1 I'd to install Windows 7 for some testing purposes, after this I intend to go to linux for sometime before moving towards windows 10, previously had used linux Mint & Elementary OS, I want to try something different this time, any linux with good default look.

A:Your favorite Linux Distro?

I have not used linux for awhile,but I am still confortable on using any distro for some more than basic tasks. Don't get under the hood on some, `cause that damn thing will break. But I like using Fedora and Linux Mint (that Cinnamon desktop is great). And under some recent events I am starting to like Tails.
I have much work to do in this machine right now to do a dual boot machine, but in this spring will do so.

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I'm currently a appretice at a local tech shop and we're trying to find an alternate to Win98 to put on a few old computers. These old computers are like 300 mhz, 64 mb RAM, 4 gig hdd. It would also be cool to have it look like Windows, and we'll probably put the WINE thing on these machines too. Right now we are testing SuSe 10 but it seems to need at least 256 mb ram to even be useable so we really need to find something that isn't as resource hungry.


A:small linux distro that will run on 64 mb RAM

Debian will run on it. Not the simplest of linux flavours though. (Debian x86 installation instructions/faq)

On the other side of debian, you can install knoppix to the hard drive, but They say it's not advised for reasons of requireing experience to handle the issues it'll throw your way (it's designed primarily for live cd mode, hdinstall is a secondary issue)

Any linux flavour can be made to look(ish) like XP - there aren't any that look like XP though, and WINE is not a replacement for Windows - it gets better all the time but it's not a replacement. a rough explanation of what it is can be found from the horses mouth here.

If you're going to replace win98 with linux, you'll have to start working in a different way (ie, the linux way) is about the long and the short of it.

Having said all that, any other info can come from a person who knows far more than my limited experience of linux allows.

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I recently built an in car computer. I am looking for help in finding the best linux distro for this application.

The system specs are as follows:
CPU: AMD K6-2 500mhz
Motherboad: Gigabyte GA-5SMM
HDD: Western Digital Caviar 80GB (IDE)
Optical drive: 16x DVD rom
RAM: 256mb PC100
Video: SIS integraded graphics
Sound: ESS integrated sound

The linux distro must have a good GUI since I'm useing a touch screen which would make a command line based OS unuseable. I will also need to be able to play audio and video.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

A:Linux Distro for an in car computer.

Normally, if you're not very experienced with linux, I would suggest Mandriva, Ubuntu or openSUSE. They are all very easy to use, but I'm not sure they will all work with the low specs you have.

You'll probably need to look for a distribution, that has fluxbox as an option for the Window Manager. Gnome and KDE take too many resources.

Keep in mind, no matter what distro you choose, you will at some point need to use the console for troubleshooting and other stuff. You cannot avoid the console completely.

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I've played with different distros of linux and I was like most Linux newbies..I didn't know the first thing about installing new programs into Linux. It would tick me off to where i would wipe the harddrive and go back to WinXP. To make a long story even longer...for all you other newbies wanting to try linux without having to learn all those confusing commands, download BLAG linux. Its based on RedHat 9.0 but includes all the media stuff RedHat didnt include and it only used one install disk. Hope this helps


A:A Linux Distro for newbies like me

Originally posted by Darkshadoe
To make a long story even longer...for all you other newbies wanting to try linux without having to learn all those confusing commandsClick to expand...

That would be putting aside one of Linux's greatest ( & most powerfull ) features.

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Hello techspot members.

I've been using Ubuntu for about 5-6 years now, but I fancy more of a challenge - I feel I've gone about as far with Ubuntu as I can, and the novice type approach to everything is getting tiresome now unfortunately.

So with this in mind, what would members recommend to replace Ubuntu with? I don't mind spending hours configuring a new linux distro, and learning new things (thats the whole point of this exercise!).

With my IT degree starting in September I would like to broaden my knowledge. I'm not too sure I'm ready for the massive work required to configure something like Slackware, but I'm looking for something in-between this and Ubuntu.

I also prefer the gnome desktop, KDE is just too in your face and I just don't like it. lol. The computer being used for it is in my spec's, and it would need to be 64bit as well.

So what would you all recommend, and why?

Thanks in advance.

A:Could you please recommend a new Linux distro

Try a stage 2 tarball of Gentoo - and if you feel that's not challenging enough you can move on down. You may even want to start from a live DVD just so you can see how everything behaves precompiled.

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I'm looking to see if running linux will help me with running the BBC climate change BOINC program any faster. It's a machine with only limited resources (celeron 1.7 with 512 meg of 266 ram. - very low whetstone/drhystone benchmarks compared with my athlon xp 2400 (which runs at the same speed, just proving the already known - speed isn't everything).

Sooo, can anybody tell me what the smallest/lightest linux distro is (with a basic GUI obviously), using a kernel of late 2.4 or above?

A:Smallest linux distro

Any Linux distro will run OK on that machine, so no need to go scrambling for extra lightweight stuff.

When installing, leave out Gnome and KDE and choose some lightweight window manager instead.

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I'm trying to find a lite weight Linux distro for one of the computers in our office. Its has an AMD Athlon 2.1ghz with 480MB of RAM, and with XP Pro on it, its so sluggish.
We don't use it for much - all it has to do is access the web, load pdf & maybe tiff files, and be able to access our networked server, with an easy to use GUI desktop. Not asking much right .

I have used Ubuntu some, but still a Linux noob, so I was hoping someone had some good ideas for a distro.


A:Looking for lightweight Linux distro

Ubuntu would be ideal. It'll be absolutely fine on that hardware, and faster than XP Pro is currently too. The official minimum specs are here, though you may find your RAM will struggle to run a live CD for installation. I would recommend you install using the Ubuntu alternative CD instead.

The best thing to do is try to install from a live CD, and if that fails, install from the alternative CD instead. You'll experience some slow down due to the lower RAM, but it should handle simple stuff like office documents, email, web browsing etc without any issues at all.

I've also got a step by step Ubuntu installation guide in my signature below as well, so should answer anything your unsure about.

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I would like to install a Linux distro on this M715q.  Is there a distro that will work with this hardware?  Which one?  Thank you.

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Okay I'm gonna make a server

I already know about the following distros that seems interesting to me

1) Redhat enterprise ( hate how it is not free)
2) CentOS
3) Engarde Secure
Please suggest a good linux distro. for server or one from the list (not Ubuntu)

Thank you

A:Good Linux Server distro

CentOS works well, it makes some good Postfix servers, MySQL and PostgreSQL databases right out of the box. It's pretty darn versatile.

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I was originally using Ubuntu 7.04 on this computer. But Due to A MAJOR problem that nobody has provided me with a fix for and Im tired of waiting. I want to know which Distro would be right for me.

Im going to be using it as a primary OS and IM going to keep Windows around for gaming. Im currently on a Dual boot system with Ubuntu 7.04 and XP Pro

The reason I want to replace Ubuntu is because my Lite On SATA CDburner / DVD burner combo drives DOES not exist peroid to it, and since IM a linux newbie and the Linux pros are basically being useless to me by not even seeming interested in helping me (some community heh) and the ones that are trying to help dont speak newb, or are just as confused as I am.

and IM sure you agree with thats the ONLY Disk drive on your computer and you cant use it with the OS of choice, its time to find another OS!

So Im going to be using Linux to surf the web, download, play music, burn cds in mp3 format to listen to in my car, chat with friends, and do basic general use stuff, and just keep my dual boot of XP for playing video games.

I want something as close to Ubuntu as possible since BEYOND that CD/DVD issue that ruined that OS for me, I REALLY liked Ubuntu though I cant see how people say its the best when its so ridden with bugs and apperantly has so many issues with SATA drives!

A:Which Linux Distro Should I Get in place of Ubuntu?

I've always liked Suse.

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Hi there
Anybody running a Windows 8.1 Virtual machine from a LINUX host with 3-D support working. If so what distro are you using. (VMware player / workstation).

I've tried SUSE and DEBIAN - the VM runs perfectly except I can't get 3-D support or hardware graphics acceleration.

Under Windows as host (W7) no problem !!.


A:Windows 8.1 under Linux - which distro for 3-D support

Hi Jimbo,

You should try installing the certified drivers for the graphics card from Nvidia or AMD instead of standard installed ones, for some distro's use limited opensource versions like the nouveau driver.

Also see specific VMware info about what you need:
That's for a host,
It says WS5.5, but should still apply on newer releases, use the mentioned tools to get info about the graphic drivers.

For a guest, W8, check to see if 3D is on in the VMX file itself:
some example for Ubuntu drivers or install procedures:
How to install Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 13.04


Although I'm not familiar with AMD/ATI cards, similar packages should exist:

Official binary releases, which are recommemded, also exist on the official sites, Nvidia, AMD.

For Intel I'm not sure what for driver will be used, I've seen something reported as Tungsten which provided pretty good basic acceleration a while back.

So in the end you'll need to install the latest official graphic driver you can get for your distro, then see That OpenGL is running well (run glxinfo and glxgears + some other benchmarking tools* are nice to see).

*System profiler and benchmark:
Good luck.

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I am looking for a distribution of linux that is featured (like xp or vista) graphically and is easier to install. I have seen a few from a website www.linux.org suggested, but it doesn't really tell me much. Thanks in advance for answers !

A:Fully Featured Linux Distro???

Found something! "Dream Linux"

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I am looking for a distribution of linux that is featured (like xp or vista) graphically and is easier to install. I have seen a few from a website www.linux.org suggested, but it doesn't really tell me much. Thanks in advance for answers !

A:Fully Featured Linux Distro???

Found something! "Dream Linux"

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hey noob question looking for the best linux distro that can handle 1: the largest number of hdds, 2: the largest capacity hdds. building a pvr to run mythtv on.

A:linux distro that can handle the most memory

Welcome to TechSpot

They're not really distribution limited / related, but kernel limited instead, and I don't think you'll hit the limits with hardware available for mortal users.

Linux kernel can handle "out of the box" up to 64 GB of RAM, see High Memory In The Linux Kernel for details.

I'm not sure how many storage controllers is the maximum, but at least you can have hard disk drives from hda to hdz, as far as I know.

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Is the Wacom LP-170E-0S Pen compatible with the Wacom technology of my S1 Yoga? Which pens are you using?

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So here is the situation.I've got this great piece of hardware bound to a cruddy OS that no sane person should ever trust (an OS that uninstalls your privately owned and paid for software from other companies during updates potentially costing licensing fees to acquire a replacement license or even damaging system viability if one of those software packages is a driver, without any advance notice).  Sane reasonable people should never accept that as business as usual or acceptable.  Thus Windows 10 is unacceptable. Options:Windows 7 Downgrade (legally valid per the Windows 10 Pro license agreement):Issues for Windows 7 Pro install:No MediaNo License to enter even if one had media (none provided even though Windows 7 Downgrade is a supported item for Windows 10)CPU Support requires a hack to remove the FAKE incompatibility check MSFT put into Windows Update and Windows 7 to disallow usage on newer CPUs.  There are guides on how to disable this manually and have Windows 7 with Windows Updates work so not a real issue.  -- Pretty sleazy move on MSFT's part to disable Windows Update for Windows 7 useers running new CPUs on valid legally licensed copies (per MSFT's own agreements) to force Windows 10 usage. Linux:Install issues for Linux:Which Linux brand and version to use?Will all the features be fully supported? Sadly I cannot even begin to work on any of this due to:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Recovery-media-downloa... Read more

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I have recently purchased lenovo thinkpad x1 yoga from Germany. I have tried to install different versions of linux ubuntu in dual boot, but none of them seems to work. It boots from the bootable usb and gives the live ubuntu and install ubuntu options but when you enter then it displays a blank screen and nothing happens afterwards. I am facing another issue pretty consistently that the touch screen becomes unresponsive most of the times. When i use the pen it works fine but it does not works with my fingers. Looking forward to some solution as its pretty annoying experiencing such bugs in such an expensive machine. Thanks

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Hello! I have bought ThinkPad X1 Yoga and installed Ubuntu 16.04. All works, except LTE modem (Sierra EM7455).So, when all patches for support this modek will be released to the Linux Kernel?

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The title says it all.

I have tried several Linux distros before (with Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon and KDE shell) but even though in many ways I find them more secure, customizable, and geeky than Windows, I kept coming back to Windows because many apps that I use run best in Windows despite Linux having Wine and PlayonLinux (apps that allow Linux to run Windows apps).

Windows has apps that set the "standard" in today's everyday computing and use, like Microsoft Office, among many others. So even though Linux has thousands of free apps, there is a really need for me to return to Windows or at least dual boot with Linux.

Please share your opinions. I want this thread to be informative, objective, and even subjective.


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Okay so I haven't tried dualbooting for a long time since I got so frustrated I just completely quit. So I've tried Kali Linux two times and Debian on it, trying to dualboot by installing it from my USB. Once it installs and I press escape to go into boot settings and to select which I want to boot, I choose the linux distro and it boots up, HOWEVER, I can never get the internet working on it. Every time I switched it on, it immediately switches back on. And when I try a wired D-Link internet thing (not sure what it is, router or something, it's very tiny) the internet goes on but can't find any connection, and when I spam it on and off it eventually finds internet but only for a short time and goes away. Is it just because my laptop's wifi card isn't compatable with the latest linux kernel?  It's just so confusing because I've tried everything and tried configuring the settings on the terminal and turn the things on (don't remember what it was called but I know whatever it was on Kali Linux on a VM it wasn't on so I went in and tried to turn it on but it was already on) and it just never worked. Even tried turning that "thing" off and it still wouldn't work. I really want to do some linux stuff on the actual machine and not in a virtual machine.

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Arch Linux


- Arch linux has an aur for the latest packages but it is bleeding edge so there are bugs
- Arch can be customized to anything you want because you start at bare metal
- Arch has the latest kernel for linux or you can compile any from the aur

- No ui out of the box
- not used for beginners
- not supported. people have to rely on the wiki and irc.
Arch Linux

- UI to install
-automatic installer
-wide based user base
- Ubuntu is based on debian so most ubuntu programs would work backwards compatibility

- No drivers or anything pre installed
- no prosperity software and needs to be compiled as the aur has all the latest softwares with 'yaourt installer'
- flash acts up sometimes
- t

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There are lot of Portable Linux Operating Systems. Its difficult to choose one. I just want to know what linux distro do you prefer...
My requirements are...
*Should be preloaded with VLC, Firefox/Chromium, LibreOffice and some basic apps.
*Should have easy GUI.
*Should boot in few seconds even with old pentium 3 hardware.
*Should be lightweight (less size)
*Should be error free (less crashes, hangups)
*Should not be a battery sucker(low power consumption)...
*Should support newer wireless (Intel, Atheros & Ralink) hardwares.
I am going to use it in a CD/DVD.

Suggest your preferance to me...

A:Which Linux distro will you use for a Portable Operating System?

Try one of these. Mint Mate is the more advanced system.

Portable OS - Carry your OS on an External Drive

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

PS: CD/DVD is not a good idea.

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Hello, Luffy here.

As you've probably noticed, i'm new and i need help.
I really want to dual boot Win8.1 with Kali Linux. ~ 64 bit.

I'm having a lot of doubts about it. A lot of people write that their Win8.1 system got, excuse my language, ****ed up. They say it's because of OEM/UEFI & so forth.

I'm unfortunately not so experienced with dual booting so i wouldn't really know what to do. Could anyone please help me clarify all of this? What's the problem with Win8.1 & Linux, what do i need to do in order to install it succesfully without errors?

Thanks in advance to everyone.

A:I cannot dual boot Windows 8.1 with any Linux distro


Kali document regarding dual booting:

Dual Boot Kali with Windows | Kali Linux Official Documentation

This might help: (screenshots are not in english)

Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 UEFI | eLab Hackerspace [EN]

some general help guides on dual booting Windows:

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with


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I have a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 7, specs are listed in my system specs, and would like to try tinkering and spending time learning new stuff. I want to be able to dual-boot and it would be nice if the OS is stable enough that it won't destroy my windows 7 to the point of having to reinstall everything.

P.s. - I have no experience with linux, but am ready to learn and spend some time on it.

Thanks in advance

A:Please recommend a good Linux distro for my laptop

Most people consider "Ubuntu" the most polished Linux distro; http://www.ubuntu.com/

That said, you won't destroy your Windows installation installing it either. This assumes that your HDD is much closer to empty, than it is to full, so there won't be any problem creating a small Linux partition. Ubuntu reads NTFS, all you files would be accessible with it.

Now, there are problems if you decide you no longer want Linux on the machine. "GRUB", the Linux boot loader, sets Linux as the default OS and Windows must be chosen at startup. Attempting to remove Linux trashes GRUB, and there must be repairs made to the Windows install, or it no bootie.

I haven't dealt with LInux in a while, the novelty kinda wore off for me.

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Hi I have a Refurbished ThinkPad Yoga 12 build in 2014. It faced an error that I need to replace the internal SSD. Can anyone tell me what is the compatible Samsung SSD hard drive for this laptop? Is there any feature that I need to consider before purchasing?

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according to August edition, only some 45W and 65W adapters are compatibile? screencap on that section below.is there something special about Thinkpad X380 Yoga power input? we have users who have plugged in the old 90W ones and reported they do charge.[also the 135W (supposedly max to 90W? for power delivery?) come with Thunderbolt 3 dock, but that's different since it is via TB3/USB-C port, not the slim power port] we are curious, should we tell users to stop using the more powerful ones?  it is going to be bit hard to execute, we don't inventory those accessories, it will have to rely each personnel to check what they have (and quite a few bought separate ones for home) 

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Hi.  I'm trying to load the Zorin distro from USB on my Chromebook C720 and I keep getting a message that basically there is no bottable image.  I'm in developer mode and have no problem bringing up Ubuntu, GalliumOS and other distros.  Only have a problem withZorin OS9 and OS1.  The image does apparently work on my Lenovo T440s but not on the Chromebook.  Is it possible there is an issue with UEFI/CSM?  Any other ideas out there? i posted to the Zorin community but no response yet. Is it possible I need this?https://www.reddit.com/r/chrultrabook/comments/4rg59g/acer_c720_uefi_firmware/

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Hey there Fellow TechSpotters

After reading this site: http://www.kmfms.com/alternatives.html and this one: http://www.vanwensveen.nl/rants/microsoft/IhateMS.html and also: http://microsoft.toddverbeek.com/index.html ...coupled with the frustrating behaviour of my "win machines" I've decided that there has to be a better way.

I've watched "Revolution OS" and Linux seems to be closer to the ethos that I feel computing should embody than the software I'm running at the moment. I'm feeling confident enough that I won't need a dual boot and instead I'll just run Linux on a dedicated machine.

The machine in question is an Omnibook 6000 with the following specs...

P III 600Mhz
128 MB Ram
ATI Mobility M1
ESS Maestro
Removable CD-ROM and 1.44 3.5" FDD units

Plus a wi-fi card (Netgear WG511 Mk2) - would I be able to get this working under Linux so that I could surf whilst away from home? The Omnibook will
used for playing the odd game, watching films, surfing and word processing.

Before posting, I did a google search on the forum for similar threads but there wasn't much and sites that cover Linux & laptops are a little vague. Which distro would you reccomend for a machine of this specification and my needs? I look forward to all your suggestions and advice on this as I'm just itching to get going and I'm quite excited about "A world without windows"

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A:Ready to ditch Win for Linux, but which distro should I choose for my laptop?

What type of games are you playing?
There is an unfortunate lack of support for a lot of games under Linux. There are people working on it, but it takes time..

Your wi-fi card looks to be supported, though you may need to do some work if you've got the one made in china.

Since you're new to linux, maybe Ubuntu (or Kubuntu, which uses KDE as window manager (Linus Torvalds choice window manager)) would be best suited for you...

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Well, I'm basically looking for a linux live distro that is....well recommended for swapping partitions on hard drives ect...
My situation is, I have a hard drive that could be failing, but I have so much data on it, I'm afraid to do a windows "repair" chkdsk, cause that usually screws things up more, and when I'm managing it regularly in windows, it has some corrupt files.

So I was thinking I would copy the entire partition over (safely) if possible to a blank drive, then reformat the possibly bad one, or at least do a scan for errors after copying.

So this may be a part 2 post.

Either a linux live recommended distro for partitioning drives, or a suggestion on how to save this data....without losing it....

I know people always say, by the time you decide to get a backup drive, it'll be to late. Well I don't exactly have alot of money, and I have many gigs to backup so online isnt an option. The bets I can do is wait for a drive to start failing, and save the data before it completely dies.

Anyways thnx for your help, and hope to hear from you tomorrow

A:Linux Live Distro good for drive management?

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Hi, I want to get linux on my t470p . I tried doing a fresh install of 18.1 mint to my secondary internal drive (no dual boot) with secure mode off, I ran the driver update and after that things got crazy with errors etc. I have seen this article from unbuntu saying it is supported but only with a special OEM distro https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201701-25344/ But the link only shows compatibility with a i5 model. Does anyone have any information about this.Specsi7-7700hq1440p256 PM961128 LiteOn CV3-SD

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Hello Community,Please help me with this issue that frustrates me. I try to? ?re-install Linux (Manjaro) on my Lenovo X1? ?Yoga? (?1? ?Gen?) ?as dual boot? (?Win10?) ?after SSD replacement.I can boot UEFI? ?from a USB flash drive.? ?Linux life USB ?boots without issues only that after boot has finished the notebook keyboard and touch pad does not work.? ?The touch screen is working.Linux and Win10 were working without issues prior to the HW change (SSD card, followed by motherboard, screen and keyboard).Win10 works and Linux at Grub level works, however after boot the keyboard and touchpad does not. What I did:Started Windows10 , rebooted need to press F12 to get to boot order, selected USB HDD, booted.Same result. Can use the keyboard in selecting of e.g. driver free or nonfree; and then start the boot process. After boot, only touch screen works, keyboard and touchpad are not working (that is the same for current and earlier Kernel Linux versions ( tested Manjaro (Arch), Mint (Debian), Puppy (Ubuntu), Solus). What could I do next to troubleshoot this issue which must be software related. Thank you for your interest in helping me. Kla

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