[ltp] SuSE 9 on T40
Mon, 10 Nov 2003 15:32:31 -0500 (EST)
Just thought I'd drop a note to say I'm running SuSE 9 on my T40p
and it works quite well. It autodetected everything, including the
madwifi driver for the IBM a/b card (which it configured as wlan0 instead
of ath0). It defaulted to ACPI, which I had to disable in favor of APM
(as suspend doesn't work). But it includes /proq/cpufreq and a daemon
called cpufreqd which is very customizable and controls the CPU speed
effectively. It also includes /proc/sys/vm/laptop_mode. It detected the
ATI card successfully, though I had to pick a generic LCD display as the
monitor. DMA worked for the disk drive, and it detected the CD-RW/DVD
combo drive with the appropriate capabilities. I haven't fussed with the
touchpad drivers as I prefer to use the eraser mouse.
The only problems I've had have been with 3rd-party software that
only works with Red Hat kernels (such as the Nortel Contivity VPN client).