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This is a guide to running Linux with the IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad R50e 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 R50e|
|Processor||Intel Celeron-M 1.5GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Extreme Graphics|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||2 x USB2.0|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-intel8x0 module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
There were no issues with the installation of Linux on this laptop. Any modern Linux distribution which includes the ipw2200 module will work just fine with this laptop.
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.