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Re: Laptop Recommendations? Thinkpad

On 02 Feb 2007, Bruno.Voigt@ic3s.de wrote:
> Anthony Campbell <ac@acampbell.org.uk> schrieb am 02.02.2007 09:34:50:
> > I've just acquired a Lenovo Thinkpad Z61M and am still in the process of
> > setting up Debian on it. It's a beautiful machine, if expensive. Last
> > time I bought a Thinkpad, about 2 years ago, I deleted all traces of
> > Windows. This time I decided to keep it, mainly because about once or
> > twice a year I need to test some Windows programme or other. The reason
> > quoted above is another which I hadn't thought of. 
> > Keeping Windows was quite a struggle because I had difficulties
> > shrinking the partition (discussed elsewhere on this list). I finally
> > managed it after a day and a half. I nearly gave up but it did work in
> I installed Debian/unstable on a new Thinkpad Z61p.
> Unfortunately my usual procedure using netboot Debian-NetInstaller didn't 
> work,
> because it didnt liked the Broadcom TG3 ethernet.

Same here. I used a pcmcia card (still using it in fact because Broadcom
still not working).

Did you get sound to work? I've configured it with alsaconf and it went
off correctly but no sound apart from beep. No idea how to solve this.


Anthony Campbell - ac@acampbell.org.uk 
Microsoft-free zone - Using Linux Gnu-Debian
http://www.acampbell.org.uk (blog, book reviews, 
on-line books and sceptical articles)

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