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This is a guide to running Linux with the IBM-Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t laptop. The ThinkPad Z61t from Lenovo is a lower end laptop but with a large screen. Linux support on the Z61t is excellent.
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 Z61t|
|Processor||Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.6 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950|
|Network||10/100/1000 Ethernet, Intel 3945 802.11g Wireless, Bluetooth|
|Other||3 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire, Fingerprint Reader|
|Sound||Yes||Use the snd-hda-intel module|
|Wireless||Yes||Use ipw3945 module|
|56K Modem||Not Tested|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||Not Tested|
As default the screen resolution of the ThinkPad Z61t is 1280×768 but because of the way the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 functions this resolution isn't available right away. For a method to resolve this issue you can view our Configuring the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 & 950 guide.
After a small amount of configuration work the IBM-Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t has no problems at all with Linux. The hardware inside the Z61t is well supported.