Ubuntu on Lenovo B490s

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.

Releases

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64-bit

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 HBET19WW(1.03) (Legacy)
BIOS
Lenovo HBET20X1(1.04) (Legacy)
BIOS
EFI v2.31 Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (UEFI)

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS 64-bit

Certification notes

There are no notes for this release.
BIOS
Lenovo HBET19WW(1.03) (Legacy)
BIOS
Lenovo HBET20X1(1.04) (Legacy)
BIOS
EFI v2.31 Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (UEFI)

Hardware overview

This system was tested with these key components:

Processor
Intel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 2117U @ 1.80GHz
Video
nVidia GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M]
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. WDC WD5000LPVT-08G33T1
Storage
Unknown WDC WD5000LPVT-08G33T1