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|Name||Lenovo ThinkPad T430|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-3520M (2.90 GHz, 4MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
Intel Core i5-3360M (2.80 GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
Intel Core i5-3320M (2.60 GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
Intel Core i5-3210M (2.50 GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
Intel Core i3-2350M (2.30 GHz, 3MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
|Screen||14” 1366×768 Widescreen
14” 1600×900 Widescreen
|RAM||Up to 16GB|
|HDD||Up to 500GB|
|Graphics||NVIDIA NVS 5400M
Intel HD Graphics 4000
ThinkPad b/g/n Wireless (1×1)
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2×2 AGN)
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 3000 (3×3 AGN)
|Device||Compatibility (with kernel 3.5.3 if not noted)||Comments|
|Processor||works||tested i5 3210M with HT enabled|
|Screen||works||full resol., brightness controll works|
|HDD||works||hdaps not yet supported|
|Graphics Chip||works||tested intel HD4000 hw configuration, vaapi works|
|VGA Out||works||some horizontal wawes on ext screen (some interference)|
|DisplayPort||works||tested with HDMI and DVI adapter, both works|
|Sound||works||int. speakers works, (snd_hda_intel), button controls works too except mic mute|
|Headphone/Microphone Jack||works||tested only output, read below|
|Wireless||works||supported in kernel (Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (rev 34)), HW switch works|
|USB||works||both 2.0 and 3.0 works well on kernel 3.6.11|
|Card Reader||works||tested only SD and SDHC, both works|
|ExpressCard Slot||Not Tested|
|Fingerprint Reader||not yet supported||HW ID 147e:2020 Upek not yet supported|
|Smart Card Reader||Not Tested|
|Suspend/Resume||works||tested with HD4000 only, no problems|
!!! ALL NOT SUPPORTED AND NOT WORKING DEVICES INFORMATIONS _SHOULD_ BE UPDATED ASAP AS IT WILL WORK !!!
LINUX KERNEL IS REALLY ACTIVELY DEVELOPED AND SUPPORT CAN BE ADDED REALLY SOON
tested model hw configuration:
Lenovo Thinkpad T430 2344-4ZG..
additional SSD OCZ Vertex 4 128GB
Both SATA ports (for int. HDD and in Ultrabay) are SATA III 6.0Gbps
My OCZ vertex 4 with height 9.3mm fits very tightly and without metal case in int. HDD bay. Due to this tightness there were no air flow around it and place under left hand got uncomfortably hot. So 9mm disks should be placed in ultrabay IMHO.
Battery settings (start and stop charging tresholds can't be configured through /sys/… but tpacpi-bat works well,
in current archlinux distribution kernel 3.6.11 tp_smapi doesn't load into kernel.
mentioned battery settings app (perl script, needs acpi_call in kernel):
Audio jack has pinout (male) <|L|R|GND|MIC====(CABLE) but nokia has GND and MIC pins swapped so you can't use it, for normal sound you have to press recieve button, this is anoying.
Microphone mute button doesn't invoke any event in xev.
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 147e:2020 Upek
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0a5c:21e6 Broadcom Corp.
Bus 003 Device 005: ID 04f2:b2da Chicony Electronics Co., Lt
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation QM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
02:00.0 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd PCIe SDXC/MMC Host Controller (rev 07)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (rev 34)