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This is a guide to running Linux with the IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad R40e 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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|Name||IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad R40e|
|Processor||Intel Celeron 2.2GHz|
|Graphics||ATI Radeon IGP 330M|
|Other||2 x USB1.1|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-ali5451 driver|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
For the graphics chip you can use either the open source radeon module or ATI's proprietary fglrx module. For installation instructions, you can view our Configuring an ATI graphics chip guide. For 3D support, you will need the proprietary module.
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.