Ubuntu 11.10 + Lenovo Ideapad Z370

Published on 20 October 2011

Two days ago I've updated Ubuntu to 11.10 and it worked well.

I started from scratch, so I won't have to deal with "old" problems:

Here is my setup:

  • Plain vanilla Lenovo Z370

  • Harddrive was replaced by a 60 Gb Sata2 SSD

  • Ubuntu 11.10 (Desktop edition)

  • I installed the IdeaPad Driver Package (get it here) to get rid of a lot of the "Keycode 240" On the pro side:

  • The sd-card reader works out of the f**king box!

  • The key manager works!

  • Fn + F1 = Suspend to ram!

  • Fn + F2 = Switch the Backlite off

  • Fn + F5 = Switch all wireless connections off

  • Fn + F8 = Activates Num "block"

  • Fn +F9-F12 = Media keys (Play, Stop, Next, Previous) tested in Banshee

  • Fn + Arrow left + Arrow right = Louder and quiter On the down side:

  • Special keys 1-3 kill the deskop

  • Special keys 4-5 didn't work

  • Frequently sended "keycode 240" interupts the standby

  • Fn functions:

  • Fn + Esc = Nothing happens (should disable the camera)

  • Fn + F4 = No function (should do ...)

  • Fn + F6 = No function (should disable the touchpad)

  • Fn + Arrow Up, Arrow Down (is a little bit buggy) (Should adjust the intensity of the backlite) Untested:

  • HDMI connection with my 23" Monitor

  • Fn + F3 = Switch between display modes (for beamer and external displays) Unconfirmed:

  • The new Ubuntu feels like it uses more energy (which I can't prove right now)