Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ubuntu 15.04 on Lenovo X1 Carbon 3rd Generation

Following up on my previous post, where I talked about installing Ubuntu 14.10 on my Lenovo X1 Carbon 3rd generation, I've now gone ahead and reinstalled the machine from scratch using the recently released Ubuntu 15.04.

I'm happy to tell you installation is now a complete breeze:

  • No more USB startup disk problems.
  • The brightness function keys work out-of-the-box.
  • The trackpoint buttons work out-of-the-box.
  • No more graphics glitches (mainly text rendering) in Unity.

It even seems that the default font sizes are better suited for a WQHD display, although I can't actually confirm anything has changed here compared to 14.10. In the end, the only things I did was setting the "Scale for menu and title bars" to 1,25 in the display settings and changing the "Page zoom" to 125% in Google Chrome.

In summary: Ubuntu 15.10 just works on the 3rd generation Lenovo X1 Carbon. No tweaking required really. I highly recommend this combination for those looking for a new Linux based laptop!

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