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jessec
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Thinkpad T61

Postby jessec » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:59 pm

Anyone have Linux running on one of the new Thinkpad T61s?

Just curious...

Husse
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Postby Husse » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:51 am

Curious
so was I
google thinkpad t61 linux
and you'll se a lot including in the first hit a compatibility table
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Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

Jim Shanks
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Postby Jim Shanks » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:26 am

I have Novell SLED 10 SP1 which is basically a supported version of OpenSuse 10.1. It runs pretty well, had to do some tweaking to get the SATA drive working natively, needed the latest nVidia video driver to get any graphics that looked good. It supports 1440x900 resolution without 3D currently. Wireless and Sound have been my biggest problems, I just haven't had much time to troubleshoot. It "thinks" that it has a sound card, but no sound is heard.

Hardware is T61 with 2GB of ram, 1GB turbo memory, 150GB SATA drive, nVidia NVS 140M I think is the model.

FWIW,

Jim


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