Re: new user question: debian on a Thinkpad T61
Mike Bird wrote:
On Mon January 14 2008 13:54:21 David wrote:
Sorry for butting in, but assuming this is the Lenovo T61, what do you
think of it?
It's one of a number I'm considering at the moment.
Did you get the pre-installed SUSE option or do you have Debian
installed, and if so, any config problems?
We're running Lenny with a little bit of Sid for the NVidia support.
Graphics are really fast. HD, ether, KBD, USB, bluetooth, and various
pointing devices are fine. Have not yet tried Wifi or fingerprint or
card reader. There are patches available to make sound work in
2.6.22 but I'm not in a hurry so I'm waiting for 2.6.23 which doesn't
need patching. I mostly use the T61 on wall current so I haven't
tried suspend, hibernate, etc.
The packages from Sid for NVidia are nvidia*, xserver-xorg*, and
x11-common. You'll also need to build the non-free driver using
We chose Thinkpads for reliability. For much more useful info,
check out thinkwiki.org.
Thanks for that.
Linux User - #352034