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Easy linux for lenovo Y 50 laptop

Title says iot all, what distro is as user friendly as possible?

I havent messed with linux since early SuSe distros so be gentle.



thanks. gonna try pop.

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Lots of effort went into this thread. User friendliness is a rated category.

Typing from Pop right now, easy enough. Even tho I loose my Wi-Fi card everytime I reboot haha. Broadcom BC43XX issues I’m researching right now.

Thanks all.

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What are you doing to start WiFi after a reboot?

sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl brcmfmac brcmsmac bcma
sudo modprobe wl


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Does the gpu work tho? I’ve been wanting another Y40-70 /50-70 and they should have the same display tech.

GTX 860M, seems fine so far


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Nice. Shadowrun?

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Indeed, runs nicely. As does KOTOR II

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If you’re into MMORPGs, The Elder Scrolls Online runs really well on there.

The Obsidian games are good too: Pillars of Eternity, Tyranny, Torment


ESO is too mouse dependant, im literally just using this thing as a laptop in the shop and living room.

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This is the Wi-Fi I simply cant get to load on boot. Once up by modprobe they work great :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

lspci -vnn | grep Network
08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43b1] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Lenovo BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [17aa:0623]

Heretic with the Doomsday Engine and texture pack. Nice game for this machine.