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IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad R40e

Introduction

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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Specifications

NameIBM-Lenovo Thinkpad R40e
ProcessorIntel Celeron 2.2GHz
Screen14.1” XGA
RAM256MB
HDD20GB
Optical DriveCD-ROM
GraphicsATI Radeon IGP 330M
Network10/100 Ethernet
Other2 x USB1.1

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-ali5451 driver
EthernetYes
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

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.

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.


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ibm-lenovo_thinkpad_r40e.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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