Installing Kubuntu on an IdeaPad S10
Installation of Kubuntu 8.10 on an IdeaPad (model 4231-32U)
Operating system: Kubuntu 8.10
What works after installation
What appears to work but not yet verified
- Detection of CPU core (Intel Atom (Diamondville))
- CPU frequency scaling
- Graphics detection and acceleration (Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950)
- Ethernet (to be identified)
- Special keys (Brightness adjustment, volume control work; others untested)
What has not yet been tested
- Suspend to RAM / Sleep
- Suspend to HDD / Hibernate
- External VGA port
- Integrated SD card reader
- Integrated Camera
Although there is no built-in optical drive, installation via a USB optical drive should work just like a normal install.
However, in the absence of a USB optical device, the installation media can be extracted onto a specially-prepared USB flash drive with at least 1GB of space. UNetbootin will aid in preparing the flash drive as installation media -- use the "Disk Image"/"ISO" mode with a Kubuntu install disk image. Once the USB drive is properly prepared and plugged in, the installation works just like a normal Kubuntu install.
Fixes after installation
Broadcom 802.11bg wireless
Upon opening the hardware drivers configuration page, the Broadcom card is listed as an option. After selecting it and letting Kubuntu install the driver, it will connect successfully via the WPA-encrypted wireless network.