On this page, I discuss how to install Debian GNU/Linux on an IBM Thinkpad
- 09.02.2004: After a litle tweaking, a now have at least a workable
configuration. I run a stock 2.6.2 kernel, with this config. In "standalone" mode
i use the vesa XFree86 driver, while I use a fglrxconfig generated
configuration when I use a portreplicatior. The advantage of vesa is
support for APM suspend/resume, while the advantage of the fglrx driver is
support for dual-head and speed.
Besides that, pretty much everything work just of the box. I am very happy
with this computer. Though, I still have to configure Bluetooth, but
everything seem to be recognized just fine, so I guess that's a
- 06.02.2004: Using the tool 'fglrxconfig' supplied with the fglrx
driver, I got a working XFConfig with dri enabled. I even got dual screen
to work, but not on the DVI interface of the portreplicator.
- 05.02.2004: Installed the Atheros WiFi driver from the MadWifi
project at sourceforge. Work just as expected.
- 05.02.2004: Installed the ATI fglrx X driver according to information
page. Works ok, except that I must disable DRI.
- 05.02.2004: X work as a vesa at least...
- 04.02.2004: Got network through a old pcmcia 3com card, upgraded to
Debian sid and a 2.6.0 kernel. That fix network through wire (e1000
module), and probably sound (i810) and bluetooth (hci_usb). X is still
- 04.02.2004: Small problem: The Debian woody install cd does not have
support neither for the wired nor the wifi ethernet card in this computer.
But that's just a small problem - I guess I can fix it by booting from
knoppix or something, and copy in a better kernel. Should be fairly easy!
- 04.02.2004: Base debian system installed just fine. APM suspend works
out the box, at least in console mode.
- 04.02.2004: Everything smooth so far... Debian installs from cd just
fine. And thats woody. I think, the interesting parts will be XFree, WiFi
and Bluetooth. And maybe the integrated Gigabit ethernet card, but I guess
it is a Intel variant, which should be supported.
- 04.02.2004: Jupp! It's the new T41p. Power up, in goes the Debian
boot-cd. Lets see how far that can take us!
- 04.02.2004: Lots of boxes arrived. Lets hava look, I guess it is the
- 03.02.2004: My next computer, Ibm ThinkPad T41p is ordered
The most recent update of this page was done:
by Åsmund Ødegård.