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IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad T60


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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NameIBM-Lenovo Thinkpad T60
ProcessorIntel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHZ
Optical DriveDVD-RW
GraphicsIntel Media Accelerator 950
NetworkGigabit Ethernet, 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth
Other3 x USB2.0

Linux Compatibility

Optical DriveYes
WirelessYesUse ipw3945 module
BluetoothNot tested
56K ModemNot tested
PCMCIANot tested but should work


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


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.


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.


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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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