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Installing Fedora Core 9 (10-beta) on a Lenovo 3000 Y410 notebook is not quite easy. The only thing that I found problematic was the partitioning. I had to resize the Vista partition to make space for the linux partition. But the partition editor did not create the default layout and kept giving me some error like "No space to allocate partition". So I went with the option of "Create Custom Layout" and then just resized the Vista partition and created a single root (/) partition from the newly available free space. So, as of now, I have no separate partitions for /home, /boot, etc. I don't have a swap partition either since it gave me the same error when I tried to create a swap partition. I guess there is some bug with the partition editor. On a hunch though, I feel that after resizing the partition, I should have written the changes to the disk and then rebooted. I guess then it would have allowed me to create the default layout. But, just a hunch.

Installing Fedora Core 9 on Lenovo 3000 Y410 92Q Laptop

Last updated: November 10, 2008

General Hardware Specifications of Lenovo 3000 Y410 92Q:

Hardware Components
Status under Linux
Notes
Core2Duo T7100 Processor, 1.8 GHz Works No special procedure required during installation.
14.1 WXGA+ TFT Display Works Select Generic LCD Display in Installer
Intel GMA (Graphics Media Accelerator) X3100 Works No special installation needed for this. NOTE: Compiz-fusion does NOT WORK with this hardware yet. I have tried every trick in the book to make this work, but it just refuses. The window decorations disappear altogether, alt-tab stops working, screen goes white on starting 'fusion-icon' and a host of other problems make compiz-fusion a no-no
3GB, DDR II RAM, 2DIMMs Works No special procedure required during installation.
NOTE: The laptop comes with only 1 GB DDR II RAM. I got an additional 2 GB installed :)
250 GB SATA Hard Drive Works No special procedure required during installation.
NOTE: The laptop comes with 120 GB hard drive, I got 250 GB installed :)
Slot-in type DVD writer drive Works No special procedure required during installation. Works like a charm
Integrated Network Card Works No special procedure required during installation
Internal 56k Modem Haven't tested I don't use this
Internal miniPCI Dell TrueMobile 1150 Wireless Networking (Wi-Fi Certified) Haven't tried to make this work I don't use this
Lithium-Ion Battery Works No special procedure required during installation
Integrated 1.3 MP Webcam Works No special procedure required during installation. If you find Kopete not using webcam, press Fn+Esc to enable camera. Thats it!
Synaptics Touchpad (Tapping feature) Does not work The touchpad works as a mouse, but it does not have the tap-to-click feature which I find very useful. So I had to add the following lines to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. NOTE: Please be sure to make a backup of the xorg.conf file before making any changes.
      Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "synaptics"
Load "extmod"
Load "dbe"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "SHMConfig" "true"
Option "LeftEdge" "10"
Option "RightEdge" "1200"
Option "TopEdge" "10"
Option "BottomEdge" "370"
Option "FingerLow" "10"
Option "FingerHigh" "20"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "SingleTapTimeout" "100"
Option "MaxDoubleTapTime" "180"
Option "LockedDrags" "off"
Option "MinSpeed" "1.10"
Option "MaxSpeed" "1.30"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.08"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "3"
Option "TapButton3" "2"
Option "RTCornerButton" "0"
Option "RBCornerButton" "0"
Option "LTCornerButton" "0"
Option "LBCornerButton" "0"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "50"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "0"
Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "1"
Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"

# keyboard added by rhpxl
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Unknown"
ModelName "Unknown"
HorizSync 30.0 - 110.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 150.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24

Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "TripleBuffer" "True"
Option "UseDamageEvents" "True"
Option "UseRandR" "True"
Option "RenderAccel" "True"
Option "NoPowerConnectorCheck" "False"
Option "RandRRotation" "True"
Option "DynamicTwinView" "True"
Option "OnDemandVBlankInterrupts" "True"
Option "ConnectToAcpid" "True"
Option "EnableACPIHotkeys" "True"
Option "UseEvents" "True"
Option "ExactModeTimingsDVI" "True"
Option "NvAGP" "0"

SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection


Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"
EndSection
Intel high definition audio Works, with some tweaks

Require to add the following line in /etc/modprobe.conf
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-hda-intel index=0 model=fujitsu
Also, when playing mp3s using xmms, sound doesn't play due to the running 'artsd' daemon. Kill this daemon and the sound will start. Disable this daemon from starting up.

NOTE: I got most of the help I needed from this link: My-Guides.net

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