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IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad G40

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad G40 laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameIBM-Lenovo Thinkpad G40
ProcessorIntel Pentium4 2.8GHz
Screen15” XGA
RAM256MB
HDD40GB
Optical DriveDVD-ROM/CD-RW
GraphicsIntel Extreme Graphics
Network10/100 Ethernet
Other4 x USB2.0, Floppy Drive

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
PCMCIANot Tested
Floppy DriveYes

Notes

There were no issues with the installation of Linux on this laptop.

Summary

There were no problems in getting this laptop working when used with an up to date Linux distribution. It is recommended to use a Linux distribution with kernel version 2.6.16 or greater, such as Fedora Core 5 or Ubuntu 6.06.


Discussion

Nahuel, 2010/12/09 00:26

I install Fedora 14 dual boot on Windows xp. I resize the windows partition to 20480 Mb then install Fedora on free space. Everything goes well.

H/W path Device Class Description

                                 system         IBM G40 2388CY1

/0 bus 2388CY1
/0/0 memory 144KiB BIOS
/0/6 processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
/0/6/a memory 8KiB L1 cache
/0/6/b memory 512KiB L2 cache
/0/22 memory 512MiB System Memory
/0/22/0 memory 256MiB SODIMM DDR Synchronous
/0/22/1 memory 256MiB SODIMM DDR Synchronous
/0/100 bridge 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller
/0/100/0.1 generic 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller
/0/100/0.3 generic 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller
/0/100/2 display 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device
/0/100/2.1 display 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device
/0/100/1d bus 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1d/1 usb2 bus UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d/1/1 input USB OPTICAL MOUSE
/0/100/1d.1 bus 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1d.1/1 usb3 bus UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.2 bus 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3
/0/100/1d.2/1 usb4 bus UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.7 bus 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller
/0/100/1d.7/1 usb1 bus EHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.7/1/4 scsi2 storage DataTraveler 2.0
/0/100/1d.7/1/4/0.0.0 /dev/sdb volume 1917MiB Windows FAT volume
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1e/0 eth0 network NetXtreme BCM5901 100Base-TX
/0/100/1e/1 bridge PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller
/0/100/1f bridge 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge
/0/100/1f.1 scsi0 storage 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller
/0/100/1f.1/0 /dev/sda disk 36GB FUJITSU MHS2040A
/0/100/1f.1/0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 20GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/100/1f.1/0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 500MiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/1f.1/0/3 /dev/sda3 volume 13GiB Linux LVM Physical Volume partition
/0/100/1f.1/1 /dev/cdrom disk UJDA740 DVD/CDRW
/0/100/1f.3 bus 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller
/0/100/1f.5 multimedia 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
/0/100/1f.6 communication 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller

Jaime, 2009/08/27 01:33

i install openSuSE 10.3 and when i finish the installation and reboot the system it says that i has no operative system installed…

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