Ubuntu on Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S531 and ThinkPad Edge S5-S531

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S531 and ThinkPad Edge S5-S531 notebooks with the components described below have 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.

Releases

Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

Brightness keys
Brightness keys don't work on this system, To control screen brightness, use the "Brightness and Lock" utility found in "System Settings"
Hibernate
Hibernate does not work correctly on this system

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

Active Hard Drive Protection
Accelerometer and associated Active Hard Drive Protection are not working properly on this system.

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor
Intel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3537U CPU @ 2.00GHz
BIOS
Lenovo GKET21WW (1.01 )
Video
Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
Network
Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Storage
Advanced Silicon S.A. LITEONIT LCS-128M6S