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This is a guide to running Linux with the IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad X41 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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|Name||IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad X41|
|Processor||Intel Pentium-M 1.5GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 2915 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||2 x USB2.0|
|Graphics||Yes||Use the i810 module|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-intel8x0 module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use the ipw2200 module|
|Bluetooth||Yes||Used for 3G conn w/ SE K610|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
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.
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.