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IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad T42p

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad T42p 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 T42p
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 1.8GHz
Screen15” UXGA
RAM512MB
HDD80GB
Optical DriveDVD-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility FireGL T2
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, IBM 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other2 x USB2.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the Madwifi module
BluetoothNot Tested
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_t42p.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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