I have a Lenovo W510 and installed Ubuntu 12.04 onto it (64 bit).
The device is certified for Ubuntu:
However that certification page says, I should use a proprietary Nvidia driver:
Proprietary Drivers Required
Installation of proprietary NVidia video driver is required for full functionality.
Now I have trouble finding out which one exactly, the list offers more than one version.
With some tries, the first one which I managed to install was:
- Version: 304.108 Certified
- Release Date: 2013.08.08
- See more at: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-amd64-304.108-driver.html#sthash.LTRl6d8C.dpuf
But the problem with that driver is that brightness controls are not working (the suggestion to edit
xorg.conf did not help here).
So the question remains: Which proprietary Nvidia driver version does actually support brightness controls for Ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo W510?