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Coreboot Adds Lenovo X220 With Native Sandy Bridge Support

Coreboot

Published on 30 August 2014 01:28 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot
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This month on Phoronix I covered Coreboot gaining support for the ThinkPad X200 and support for older MacBooks (along with the Chromebook Samus) while now Coreboot is enabling support for some newer ThinkPad laptops.

Thanks to Vladimir Serbinenko, as of today there's now mainline support for the Lenovo X220. The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is an Intel Sandy Bridge era laptop/ultra-portable. While Sandy Bridge isn't exactly the newest hardware out there, it's better than some of the recently enabled Coreboot devices and certainly much better than the Free Software Foundation prompted re-brand of the Lenovo ThinkPad X60 with its Libreboot downstream of Coreboot.

Coreboot Adds Lenovo X220 With Native Sandy Bridge Support


The specific ThinkPad X220 model being advertised is 4299Y48 and the support landed with this Git commit. Another commit also added native Sandy Bridge support.

Lenovo X220 owners wishing to learn more about what works and what doesn't with Coreboot at this time in replacing the proprietary BIOS, see the Coreboot Wiki.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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