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IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad R52


This is a guide to running Linux with the IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad R52 laptop, model 1858-A19.

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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NameIBM-Lenovo Thinkpad R52
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M Processor 750 1.86Ghz
Optical DriveDVD-RW
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
GraphicsRadeon X300
NetworkGigabit Ethernet, 802.11g Wireless
Other2 x USB, Firewire

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYesIntel Integrated Graphics Use i810 module
GraphicsYesRadeon X300
WirelessYes Use ipw2200 module
56K ModemYes Use Linuxant module
FirewireNot tested, but should work
PCMCIANot tested but should work


The modem needs the proprietary Linuxant module to function.

You may have issues selecting certain resolutions with an external monitor. If this is the case you will need to update your version of Xorg. This will fix the problem.

Some versions of the Thinkpad R52 include a ATI based graphic card. This works with both the Xorg 'radeon' module and the proprietary module from ATI. You will have better 3D support from the proprietary module. Our guides cover this installation.

Some versions of the Thinkpad use a Atheros based wireless controller. You can use the Madwifi module for support which is included with most Linux distributions.


This laptop works very well under Linux. Nothing difficult in getting this one working at all.


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