Buying a laptop with the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 5650U processors, will I be able to use linux on them?

Confused_nerd

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The said laptop:
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Since it comes with DOS, I want to use linux on it. Will I be able to?
 


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Yes, but you may have to invest a little time in setting it up, several members have Lenovo's
use the search for "Lenovo laptop" and have a read of some possible problems
 

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fingerprint reader.....I am not sure if that will work...?
 

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You may want a distro with a fairly modern kernel. The Ubuntu family will be at 22.04 (LTS) soon, so that may be worth considering.

I've managed to get a fingerprint reader working in the past. I was blessed with good compatibility and it went smoothly, however I found it more a gimmick as my devices don't really leave the house much. I find it much more useful on the phone.
 

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fingerprint reader.....I am not sure if that will work...?
May have to install - fprintd - to get it to work - I do not know if that is there by default or not but it is the D-Bus daemon for the fingerprint reader
 
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