[ltp] Thinkpad A31P and Various Distros
Mon, 24 Jun 2002 23:51:23 +0000 (CST)
I have the newest IBM A31P with the 64MB FireGL card. I was wondering if
there are any other kindred souls out there, who have installed anything
besides Redhat 7.3 on the machine ? I installed 7.3 on it after getting
partition magic and repartitioning the 60 gig drive, and giving 20 to
Linux, 20 to a FAT partition so I could share my docs and mp3s on that
drive, and 20 gig left to XP (I've already destroyed the hidden partition
it came with.. backups are for sissies :)). Either way, I was wondering
what kind of mileage people are getting..
I even bought the IBM UltraPort camera, which was running fine with the
ultra port connector until recently, now it only works via USB and only in
XP. The redhat kernel will not recognize the camera.. atleast not when
it's on the ultra port connector on top of the LCD. But since this is an
accessory, I won't dwell on it too much.
My question is with the Prism2, mini-pci wireless card that's built in..
The stock kernel that ships with redhat does not support this card, but
the drivers for it are in the 2.5.X series, so currently I'm running
2.5.19 which recognizes the card and can be used for wireless
connectivity.. but only for 1 day. After that something wierd happens to
the card, and it won't work until I reboot the machine.. I'm about to send
this "feature" to the guy who maintains the kernel driver.. and will
report back on my findings.
I was wondering if anyone else had any better luck ?
Is there a list of thinkpads and different models working under linux ? if
so, I guess we could add the A31P to be working for the most part with
The video card and LCD are detected perfectly, I've sent
Mike Harris of Redhat the output of certain commands he asked me to run,
so the next version of X from Redhat should have a more descriptive
driver..currently 7.3 detects it as the M7 card, which is the dev spec
name. Even DirectX shows it..as an M7.
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-- Bake Timmons
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