Ubuntu on Lenovo B590


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The Lenovo B590 laptop 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 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

Proprietary Drivers Required
Installation of proprietary drivers is required for WiFi functionality. When prompted to install drivers, select the "Broadcom STA" driver.
Slow Resume from Suspend
This system does not not meet our performance criteria for resuming from suspend, but suspend/resume is functional and other functionality is not affected.
Acer Monitors
This hardware may show signs of performance degradation when connected via HDMI or Display Port to Acer manufactured displays.
Active Hard Drive Protection
Accelerometer and associated Active Hard Drive Protection are not working properly on this system.
Lenovo: H9ET11WW (0.11 ) (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Certification notes

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.

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


Lenovo H9ET11WW (0.11 )


Advanced Silicon S.A. Integrated Camera

None Integrated Camera

None ThinkPad Extra Buttons

CHICONY Electronics Co Ltd Camera


Multiple Card Reader

Generic Flash Card Reader/Writer


Lenovo Notebook

None Undefined

Unknown Undefined


Advanced Silicon S.A. TOSHIBA MK5065GSX


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

None HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Advanced Silicon S.A. 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

Advanced Silicon S.A. brcmwl-0

None brcmwl-0

Advanced Silicon S.A. phy0

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub


Intel Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B815 @ 1.60GHz


Lenovo 814XB01


None ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad


Advanced Silicon S.A. ETPS/2 Elantech 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


nVidia GF119M [GeForce 610M]

Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller


Advanced Silicon S.A. Unknown

Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter