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notebook Thinkpad X230 (2306B66)
model: Thinkpad X230 (2306B66)(model id: 2356)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
can be installed
can free operating systems be installed?
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
yes (see the details inside the description entry)
year of commercialization:
compatibility with free software:
tested on:
Trisquel 10.0 Nabia
tested with the following kernel libre:
video card model:
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (works with 3D acceleration)
wifi model:
Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] (rev 34) (it does not work) (it does not work)
webcam model:
Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Integrated Camera [ThinkPad] (it works)
Main devices that don't work:
  • WiFi card
WiFi Card Whitelist
The Lenovo BIOS has a WiFi Card Whitelist. It can be removed by either installing free BIOS or exploit the older version of the stock BIOS. The latter can be achieved without any equipment by using 1vyrain
Fingerprint Reader
The fingerprint reader works with fprintd but the accuracy is not really good. You need to put your finger approximately the same position before every fingerprint auth.

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