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This is a guide to running Linux with the IBM-Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m laptop, model 94515CM.
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 Z61m|
|Processor||Intel Core Duo T2400 1.83Ghz|
|Graphics||64MB ATI Mobility Radeon x1300|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Fingerprint Reader|
|Sound||Yes||Use snd-hda-intel module|
|Ethernet||Yes||Use tg3 module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Fringerprint Reader||Not Tested|
The open source radeon module does not currently support the ATI Mobility Radeon x1300 found in the Z61m. However support for this chip has been added for this chip in the current version of the proprietary ATI module. You will need to install this module to online malware removal get the display working correctly.
This laptop currently requires the proprietary ATI module so it is recommended that you avoid the IBM-Lenovo ThinkPad Z61m if you do not like this module. Other than that this laptop is well supported under Linux.