T410

shuphi
  4 years ago
  Lenovo (14" Laptop with i%)
  Mint (older version)
  Works perfectly
What works:

Everything, just about everything :)

What doesn't work:

This is a minor issue, which however has been around for a long time:

If you have the installer autodetect the keyboard layout and thus set it to "Switzerland", the settings are not stored properly, and the first time you log in, the system default will be English, so don't panic, if your password seems to be incorrect...

What was done to make it work:

1. Login with Screen Keyboard (may be necessary if you have special chars in your password)

2. Add German/Switzerland layout in keyboard prefs and make it the default layout.

3. sudo xed /etc/default/keyboard and change the line

XKBLAYOUT=""

to

XKBLAYOUT="ch"

Additional notes:

If you're looking for the perfect laptop to run linux on, this might be THE option.

I love this machine. Most reliable and useful device I ever had.

And another thing: XFCE just ROCKS...