Any CentOS 6 Issues On Lenovo Y700?

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Hi all,

I’m looking at buying a Lenovo Y700 Notebook, and wondering if it would work with CentOS 6. Or if anyone has experience with using it under CentOS
6. I assume that the WiFi could be an issue as it uses an Intel 8260 card. I want to make the correct decision.

Thank you,

Brian Bernard

11 thoughts on - Any CentOS 6 Issues On Lenovo Y700?

  • Don’t flame me, but I really recommend using Ubuntu on laptops. If you really want CentOS, you should go with version 7. Many new laptops won’t work well with that either though.

    CentOS 6 only works well these days on older hardware or on virtual machines. Hi all,

    I’m looking at buying a Lenovo Y700 Notebook, and wondering if it would work with CentOS 6. Or if anyone has experience with using it under CentOS
    6. I assume that the WiFi could be an issue as it uses an Intel 8260 card. I want to make the correct decision.

    Thank you,

    Brian Bernard

  • Oh, I wouldn’t flame you.

    Hmm, I didn’t think of using a virtual machine. The Lenovo has a NVidia
    960MX, so I wonder if it would fully work under a virtual machine.

    The reason why I ask is that I do systems adminstration with meteorological software that requires OpenGL 2.0 and at least 2GB of video ram.

    Thank you for your reply, Mike.

    Brian Bernard

  • CentOS 7 works fine on my T410 thinkpad but that’s not a new laptop…

    I use to use Ubuntu on the desktop but I stopped when they believed it was okay to send information I searched for my local workstation to Amazon without asking me first.

    I can not support any distribution that believes it is okay to do that sort of thing.

    Maybe it would have been okay if it had been opt-in, but it wasn’t opt-in.

  • I would first try CentOS 7, second Debain. I have the same feelings about Ubuntu as Alice does. I also do tend to avoid Lenovo after they were caught installing malware on Windows system the ship. You can search for superfish and lenovo. Once caught, they stopped it. But once caught one looses my trust for very-very long. I would look for Dell if I were needing laptop without much trouble installing Linux on it – you can find one certified for Ubuntu (sigh) and shipped with it. Just wipe Ubuntu, and install system of your choice. For myself I got Toshiba ultrabook U904, had no trouble to make it dual boot: Windows and CentOS 7 (all worked on Linux side including touch screen, not much fanciness in Linux as far as touch screen is concerned, but I kind of don’t like touching my screen anyway). Now, however, I wiped both systems and run only FreeBSD on Toshiba ultrabook U904. Compared to Linux took me a bit of effort, but I
    like it more that way.

    I hope, others will mention other hardware choices (I figure, Lenovo really set me off by what they did, sorry Lenovo fans).

    I hope, this helps.

    Valeri

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  • Probably not. Normally virtual machine does not have that level of possession of hardware. At least Sun-Oracle Virtual Box doesn’t. Somebody may correct me if I’m wrong here. If I were to do it, I would choose as host system the system your software requiring OpenGL is available for. And add other systems you need in virtual machines. Laptops, though powerful these days, still not the best choice for virtual machines IMHO.

    Valeri

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  • Hello Brain,

    for such new software you go with CentOS 7. The older version is more rocket stable, but in case you use such new laptop the newer one is the better / best choice.

    You need to upgrade the kernel, there is no way out. CentOS deliver „only“
    2.6 or 3.10.

    http://elrepo.org/tiki/kernel-lt or http://elrepo.org/tiki/kernel-ml can fix this.

    – Totem and multimedia isn’t work fully. Gstreamer is cut down.

    Yesterday I installed my laptop with new hardware and most of it fully work, but it was hard to go. Why ? Take a look at my private repo http://CentOS.cms4all.org/CentOS/7/
    What it does? Update Kernel, Drivers, Mesa , GStreamer, Gutenprint (printers). I’m liite bit of CentOS 7 and in this parts I’m on my own.

    Don’t flame me – Ubuntu LTS 16.04 is on the way and this should work for you.

    The new nvidia series 9 will come with kernel 4.5 as i know (open source part)

    Greatings

    Andy

  • Ubuntu is clone of Debian. Don’t flame me, I’m just mentioning.

    Valeri

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  • correct my self: I know how to package rpm and patch files. Sometimes i develop. The question is what you wanne do. When your machine works with CentOS 7 got a lifecycle till 2024.

    Sincerely

    Andy

    Am Mittwoch, den 27.04.2016, 22:27 -0400 schrieb Brian Bernard:

  • I’m surprised that no one has suggested Fedora instead of Ubuntu. You’ve got the same bleeding-edge software, but in something that’s a lot more familiar for CentOS users. I use Fedora 23 on my laptop, and many of out-of-tree packages I maintain build side-by-side with CentOS7.

  • Marvellous! Thank you Jonathan! I always was using Fedora in the past when CentOS wasn’t covering all hardware on laptops. But for long time already CentOS just works (like mackintosh, only better ;-), so I don’t need to fall back to Fedora…

    Valeri

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    Valeri Galtsev Sr System Administrator Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics University of Chicago Phone: 773-702-4247
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