Ubuntu on Lenovo B490s

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The Lenovo B490s 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 12.04.5 LTS 64-bit

Available from ubuntu.com

Certification notes

Hybrid Video
Some versions of this system come with two different graphics processors: an Intel UMA on-board adapter and an additional GPU from either nVidia or ATI. On this system, only the Intel graphics chip has been tested and certified. The use of the additional GPU is not supported for this release.
Active Hard Drive Protection
Accelerometer and associated Active Hard Drive Protection are not working properly on this system.
BIOS
Lenovo: HBET20X1(1.04) (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.4 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.
Bluetooth audio
Bluetooth playback works, but audio-recording does not, please switch from "Telephone Duplex (HSP/HFP)" to "High Fidelity Playback (A2DP)" mode
Hybrid Video
Some versions of this system come with two different graphics processors: an Intel UMA on-board adapter and an additional GPU from either nVidia or ATI. On this system, only the Intel graphics chip has been tested and certified. The use of the additional GPU is not supported for this release.
Active Hard Drive Protection
Accelerometer and associated Active Hard Drive Protection are not working properly on this system.
BIOS
Lenovo: HBET20X1(1.04) (Legacy)

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Pre-installed by manufacturer

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.

BIOS
Lenovo: HBET19WW(1.03) (UEFI)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Accelerometer

Advanced Silicon S.A. Acer BMA150 accelerometer

Unknown Acer BMA150 accelerometer

Audio

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

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

Intel Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller

BIOS

Lenovo HBET19WW(1.03)

Lenovo HBET20X1(1.04)

Bluetooth

Broadcom BCM20702A0

Board

Lenovo 914WL01

Lenovo Unknown

Capture

CHICONY Electronics Co Ltd Camera

Cardreader

Multiple Card Reader

Generic Flash Card Reader/Writer

Chassis

Lenovo Notebook

Disk

Advanced Silicon S.A. WDC WD5000LPVT-08G33T1

Unknown WDC WD5000LPVT-08G33T1

Efi

EFI v2.31 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

Keyboard

Advanced Silicon S.A. AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Unknown AT Translated Set 2 keyboard

Mouse

Lenovo Unknown

Network

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

Other

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

Unknown HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Headphone

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Headphone

Advanced Silicon S.A. HDA Intel PCH Mic

Unknown HDA Intel PCH Mic

Advanced Silicon S.A. Lid Switch

Unknown Lid Switch

Advanced Silicon S.A. Power Button

Unknown Power Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. Sleep Button

Unknown Sleep Button

Advanced Silicon S.A. ThinkPad Extra Buttons

Unknown ThinkPad Extra Buttons

Advanced Silicon S.A. Video Bus

Unknown Video Bus

Intel 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller

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

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller

Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1

Broadcom PCI bridge

Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

Intel Integrated Rate Matching Hub

Processor

Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2117U @ 1.80GHz

System

Lenovo Lenovo

Touchpad

Advanced Silicon S.A. SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

Unknown SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad

Usb

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

Video

nVidia GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M] GeForce 710M

Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller

Wireless

Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter