[kwlug-disc] Question regarding Lenovo G780

143 News 143news at gmail.com
Sun Mar 3 16:28:48 EST 2013


Hi Paul:

My Lenovo G780 according to Windows 7 device manager has the following 
internal network interfaces:

Atheros AR8162/8166/8168 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)
Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 USB  11

I am not sure if this helps.

Dan

On 02/03/2013 9:56 PM, Paul Nijjar wrote:

> I feel that this topic should not go ignored.
>
> What are the models of your wireless/ethernet/bluetooth on the laptop?
>
> Have you made any progress since your initial posting?
>
> - Paul
>
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 10:51:48PM -0500, 143 News wrote:
>> I bought a new Lenovo G780 laptop in November 2012 with the hope of
>> loading linux on it.
>> I have tried several versions of linux,  Fedora18,  Ubuntu 12.04.
>> Mint, can't remember the version.
>>
>> What I've found is that none of the versions of Linux directly
>> support the version of the Broadcom wireless card, the Ethernet card
>> or the bluetooth.
>> After searching the internet it appears I am not alone with the
>> problems.  My last Lenovo laptop worked no problems with Ubuntu
>> 10.04.
>> So the general question is this does anyone out there have this
>> system and have all three of these interfaces working.
>>
>> I been searching in general about bluetooth and linux and it appears
>> people are having making bluetooth work on Linux in general.
>> Am I to believe that bluetooth is only supported by Windows??
>>
>> Dan Hergott
>>
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