I have started the installation of SuSE Linux 7.1 Professional via DVD, which worked fine. Sorry I have forgotten to take a note on the exact model number *) and I don't have this machine anymore.
*) Note: This model number is important, because there seem to be different models on the market, which behave different with Linux (e.g. they feature different modems).
vga=793 console works in 1280x1024 mode.
XFree86 4.0.3 works fine up to 1600x1200. Here is my XF86Config(XF86Config_4_ibm_a21p.html).
Works with recent PCMCIA-CS packages.
Mouse worked with
usb-uhci driver (Legacy mode not tested yet).
The in-built network card works with the
Doesn't work, see output of
Dada Krpasundarananda <dadak_at_attglobal.net> reported
a working modem with the
But this seems to be another model
Communication controller: Lucent Microelectronics WinModem 56k.
As far as I can see this is the model without NIC but modem only.
The 3-button mouse works with X and
Sound works with ALSA
The ThinkPad configuration tool tpctl(http://tpctl.sourceforge.net/tpctlhome.htm) by Thomas Hood doesn't seem to work with SuSE 7.1, the according modules seem to be missing.
tpctl should work with
this model. You will need to compile
loadable kernel modules to work with your
kernel. You can always get the tarball and
do it "by hand". But I had no time to check this yet.
apm -s and
apm -S work fine.
The battery lasts approximately 3 hours.
To improve the settings of the hard disk or check an IBM hard disk you may try the IBM Hard Disk Utils(http://www.storage.ibm.com/hdd/support/download.htm). Parts work even with non IBM hard disks.
A recommendation for the
" maps the F1 key to Esc to disable going into Help. " On some IBM ThinkPad laptops, the ESC key is above F1 " you may keep hitting F1 and going into help! imap <f1> <ESC>
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX - 82443BX/ZX Host bridge (rev 03) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX - 82443BX/ZX AGP bridge (rev 03) 00:02.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03) 00:02.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1450 (rev 03) 00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 09) 00:03.1 Serial controller: Xircom: Unknown device 000c 00:05.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator][..] 00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02) 00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01) 00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) 00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 03) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Mobility M3 AGP 2x (rev 02)
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