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IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad T60

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad T60 laptop, model 19514BM.

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 T60
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHZ
Screen14.1“
RAM512MB
HDD60GB
Optical DriveDVD-RW
GraphicsIntel Media Accelerator 950
NetworkGigabit Ethernet, 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse ipw3945 module
BluetoothNot tested
56K ModemNot tested
USBYes
PCMCIANot tested but should work

Notes

For best results with the T60, you should use a Linux distribution with kernel 2.6.16 or greater.

Graphics

Some versions of the T60 use the Intel Media Accelerator 950 graphics chip. Use the i810 module for these laptops.

Some versions of the T60 use the ATI Mobility Radeon x1300 and x1400 graphics chip. The open source radeon module does not support this chip yet but you can get it working with the proprietary ATI module.

Summary

You should use a Linux distribution which includes kernel 2.6.16 or greater, such as Fedora Core 5. With an up to date distribution this notebook is easy to get going.


Discussion

Brian G Roper, 2008/04/22 13:10

T60 works perfectly

The T60 runs PCLinuxOS and k/ubuntu perfectly.

dhwang101, 2012/03/26 17:41

Which version? When using Kubuntu 10.04, the screen goes blank.
I have to add “nomodeset” to the boot cmd option to get it to show the desktop.

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