Ubuntu on Lenovo B490


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The Lenovo B490 notebook with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified for Ubuntu.

Please note that for pre-installed systems:

  1. The system is available in some regions with a special image of Ubuntu pre-installed by the manufacturer. It takes advantage of the hardware features for this system and may include additional software. You should check when buying the system whether this is an option.
  2. Standard images of Ubuntu may not work at all on the system or may not work well, though Canonical and computer manufacturers will try to certify the system with future standard releases of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

Active Hard Drive Protection
Accelerometer and associated Active Hard Drive Protection are not working properly on this system.
Lenovo: H5ET38WW (1.11 ) (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Certification notes

Media cards
Media cards removal is not detected. Please, remove the card by selecting the safe removal menu
USB 3.0.
USB 3.0 devices are seen only as a USB 2.0 before suspend
Updates required
This system requires all available updates to be applied in order to work properly.
Lenovo: H5ET38WW (1.11 ) (UEFI)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:


Advanced Silicon S.A. Acer BMA150 accelerometer


Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller

Intel Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller


Lenovo H5ET38WW (1.11 )


Broadcom BCM20702A0

None tpacpi_bluetooth_sw


Lenovo 814XZ01


None Integrated Camera

None ThinkPad Extra Buttons

Acer Integrated Camera


Multiple Card Reader

Generic Flash Card Reader/Writer


Lenovo Notebook


Advanced Silicon S.A. ST320LT012-9WS14C


EFI v2.31 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.


Advanced Silicon S.A. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

None AT Translated Set 2 keyboard


Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller


Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Headphone

None HDA Intel PCH Headphone

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Mic

Advanced Silicon S.A. Lid Switch

Advanced Silicon S.A. Power Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Sleep Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. ThinkPad Extra Buttons

Advanced Silicon S.A. Video Bus

Intel 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode]

PNP None

None brcmwl-0

Broadcom PCI bridge

Upek Biometric Touchchip/Touchstrip Fingerprint Sensor

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub


Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2330M CPU @ 2.20GHz


None SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad


Advanced Silicon S.A. SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad


Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller

Alcor Micro Corporation Multi Flash Reader


Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller


Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter