[ltp] Selecting a new Thinkpad

Kim Blewett (gm) linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 15:01:59 +1000

On 08/09/2014 12:11 AM, Adrian Walker wrote:
> Maybe a bit off topic, but I'd recommend against the Lenovo X131e for
> Linux.
Our project has 10 of these X131e machines, all running a variation of
Precise/Mint. We have not had the problem you describe here. They need
non-standard Broadcom driver but it is working fine. Perhaps, as you
suggest, your new hard drive was defective from the start? Or perhaps we
have a different variation of the hardware?

> Reasons: You have to go into the bios and put the hard drive in
> "compatibility mode" (or Linux wont find it). 
> Also, a hard drive crashed after about 3 hours of use.  (The two could
> be related?)
>                                    -- Adrian