Category:Edge 13"

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ThinkPad Edge 13" Series

This page gives an overview of all ThinkPad Edge 13" Series related topics. The Edge 13" exists both in a Intel and AMD processor model.

ThinkPad Edge 13" (Intel)

Machine Type

  • 0196

Standard Features

Distribution Support

(K)Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

(K)Ubuntu 10.04 LTS supports this model out-of-the-box, including 3D desktop effects, hibernate, built-in webcam and wireless.

The combined headphone/microphone socket, however does not. As per https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-backports-modules-2.6.32/+bug/549289/comments/4 you need to add the line
options snd-hda-intel model="olpc-xo-1_5"
to the end of /etc/modprobe.conf/alsa-base.conf

The 13" model has no optical drive, so you must use something like usb-creator to put the ISO image of the LInux distribution on a (1 gig or larger) USB stick, then boot from that.
There are more details on this at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

There does not seem to be a way to update the BIOS from Linux.

The package laptop-mode-tools may cause the spindle on the hard drive to be parked too frequently, causing an audible click as per https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acpi-support/+bug/59695. This can be solved by making sure /etc/laptop-mode/laptop-mode.conf is set to control hard disk power management
CONTROL_HD_POWERMGMT=1

And by changing the default hard disk management to 254, as per the workaround in the bug report.
BATT_HD_POWERMGMT=254
LM_AC_HD_POWERMGMT=254
NOLM_AC_HD_POWERMGMT=254

This number can be tuned to an acceptable Load_Cycle_Count by using hdparm with sudo
sudo hdparm -B 254 /dev/sdX

OpenSUSE 11.3

OpenSUSE 11.3 supports this model out-of-the-box, including 3D desktop effects, hibernate, built-in webcam and wireless.

The combined headphone/microphone socket and the built-in microphone, however do not. A workaround is to add the following line at the beginning of /etc/modprobe.d/50-sound.conf:
options snd-hda-intel model=olpc-xo-1_5

ThinkPad Edge 13" (AMD)

Machine Type

  • 0197

Standard Features

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