Re: Debian on an IBM ThinkPad t42(p)?
* Ivo Marino <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2005 Dec 01 14:59 -0600]:
> What about Debian GNU/Linux on such a machine? I found some
> interesting tutorials that explain how to install and configure Debian
> on the t42 -- The notebook seems to be quite GNU/Linux-friendly, any
> real-life experiences?
It works very well. I have Debian Sid, KNOPPIX 4.02, Slackware 10.2
and I still have more room. I may install Kubuntu for fun as the live
CD worked well.
The wireless in mine is an Atheros based so the Madwifi package,
http://www.madwifi.org has more details. I built the package against
the Debian kernel. There is an older version described at
http://www.marlow.dk/site.php/tech/madwifi This a bit older version
and works, although neither lights the status LED.
The modem is supported by either Linuxant or ALSA. although I currently
get no dialtone with the ALSA module. I submitted a bug, but haven't
Everything else just works. The built-in CD burner works with k3b with
> In poor words: I'm looking for a stable hardware alternative to my
> current Apple iBook which is becoming bit slow for advanced
> applications; The ThinkPad series seems to be the most indicated
> solution. I would just like to know how satisfied are current Debian
> users with their ThinkPad in order to know if this notebook is worth
> it's money.
I like my Thinkpads. I haven't considered any other brand.
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