Kernel 2.4 runs fine.
The 14" model comes with 32MB memory. Here is the memory output:
roger:/home/users/rog# cat /proc/meminfo total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached: Mem: 30371840 29356032 1015808 5849088 2097152 11161600 Swap: 69668864 12025856 57643008 MemTotal: 29660 kB MemFree: 992 kB MemShared: 5712 kB Buffers: 2048 kB Cached: 10900 kB SwapTotal: 68036 kB SwapFree: 56292 kB
If you want to use some more memory (up to 256MB are possible) you have to set
append="mem=<Memory - 1MB>M" in the
The 3-button mouse works with X.
The pointing stick can be moved upwards and downwards. It replaces the left mouse button (one click down) and scrolling, by pushing down and moving it.
Sound is not configured, but is known to work.
APM works fine but is disabled with this machine. In console mode hibernation doesn't work well, but maybe this can be configured better. This doesn't occur, when using X.
The battery lasts approximately 3 hours.
This laptop comes with a docking station, which looks actually like a port replicator. But it has some more features:
serial port joystick 2 PS2 ports sound output USB Kensington slot for a cable lock power in floppy disk VGA connector
There is even a selectable anti PCMCIA thief device: a stick that raises in front of the PCMCIA slot preventing the card's removal.
When the laptop is in its replicator station you just have to turn a key in order to secure it in it's docking station and with the cable lock in place you may think that you are safe.
Unfortunately the Replicator station's lock is a kind of "motivation lock", this is just a toy that can be opened without the keys in at most 2 minutes.
This is the IBM support page for the TP770(http://www.pc.ibm.com/support?lang=en_US&doctype=Product+information&subtype=Cat&page=brand&menu=subtype&brand=IBM+ThinkPad&family=IBM+ThinkPad%7CThinkPad+770&machineType=&subtype=All), it is huge.
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.
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