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IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad T43

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad T43 laptop, model 2668-4DM.

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 T43
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M Processor 750 1.86Ghz
Screen14.1“
RAM512MB
HDD40GB
Optical DriveCD-RW/DVD-ROM
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon x300
NetworkGigabit Ethernet, 802.11g Wireless
OtherFringerprint Reader, 2 x USB2.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse ipw2200 module
56K ModemYesUse Linuxant module
Fringerprint ReaderNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot tested but should work
PCMCIANot tested but should work

Notes

The modem needs the proprietary Linuxant module to function.

Different models of the T43 include either the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 or ATI Mobility Radeon x300. For the Intel graphics chip you can use the i810 module. For the ATI graphics chip you can use either the open source radeon module or the proprietary ATI module, however you will likely get better performance from the proprietary module.

Summary

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


ibm-lenovo_thinkpad_t43.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/11 14:02 (external edit)
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