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IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad X40

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad X40 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 X40
ProcessorIntel Pentium-M 1GHz
Screen12.1“ XGA
RAM256MB
HDD20GB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel Extreme Graphics 2
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2100 802.11b Wireless
Other2 x USB2.0

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
GraphicsYesUse the i810 module
SoundYesUse the snd-intel8x0 module
EthernetYes
WirelessYesUse the ipw2100 module
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

This laptop does not include an optical drive so you will need an alternative installation method. Options include a external USB optical device or a network boot.

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.


Discussion

Robert Smith, 2009/03/05 05:40

I've been running Linux on the X40 for a couple of months now. My machine is a 2371-J4U, with a 1.5GHz Centrino CPU and 1.25GB of RAM. I also have the Ultrabase X4, loaded with a CD-RW/DVD drive. So far, I have run both #!CrunchBang 8.10.01 and Ubuntu Intrepid on it. Both distributions worked quite well. All hardware, including the SD card slot, was recognized. With #!CrunchBang, I had re-mapped the right Alt key as a Super (Windows) key. I have not tried this yet under Ubuntu. My Wireless card is detected as an IPW2200 and works.

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