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IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad R50e

Introduction

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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Specifications

NameIBM-Lenovo Thinkpad R50e
ProcessorIntel Celeron-M 1.5GHz
Screen15“ XGA
RAM512MB
HDD30GB
Optical DriveDVD-ROM/CD-RW
GraphicsIntel Extreme Graphics
Network10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless
Other2 x USB2.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2200 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

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.

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.


ibm-lenovo_thinkpad_r50e.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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