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This is a guide to running Linux with the IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad R51 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 R51|
|Processor||Intel Pentium-M 1.5GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Extreme Graphics 2|
|Network||10/100 Ethernet, Intel 2200 802.11g Wireless|
|Other||2 x USB2.0|
|Graphics||Yes||Use the i810 module|
|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.
In some Linux distributions you may have issues with some resolutions with an external monitor attached. This is solved with Xorg 7.2 so any modern Linux distribution wont have this issue.
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.