[ltp] ThinkPads with Intel Centrino and Linux?

James Knott linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 23 Nov 2003 08:09:19 -0500

Tim Prince wrote:
> On Saturday 22 November 2003 10:26, Crawford Rainwater wrote:
>>I am debating on getting a new ThinkPad with a Intel Centrino in it
>>(like one of the R series).  Any personal input, pros/cons, etc. from
>>the folks out there?  
> I'm satisfied with SuSE 9.0 dual boot on the T40.  SuSE supports more devices 
> out of the box than XP, with the evident exception of the wireless, which I 
> don't have much use for.  I had no luck with the suggested 3D video driver 
> installation procedure, but adjusting the monitor selection brought 2D video 
> to full function.  Haven't tested dial-up yet, no one I want to dial to 
> accepts linux connections.

While not using Centrino, the SuSE 9 eval CD was able to recognize the 
Prism wireless in my R30 ThinkPad.  I had it up & running with 128 bit 
WEP in a couple of minutes.