[ltp] New 770 user

Brad Langhorst linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 14 Oct 2003 23:55:14 -0400

On Tue, 2003-10-14 at 23:47, Ajai Khattri wrote:
> Im new to this list.
> Someone donated their old ThinkPad 770 to me so Im now running Linux on 
> it. I looked through the FAQ and the mailing-list didn't appear to have a
> search function so maybe these questions are answered many times already
> but maybe my setup needs more up-to-date info.
you'll be best served by googling for one of the linux on tp770 pages...
> 1. How do I get the console framebuffer to fill the whole LCD? Im using
>    grub as my bootloader. Do I need to build a new kernel? Is there a way
>    to check if my kernel has support for this?
you need to pass vga=0x### on the kernel boot line
or some such value 
(look in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/fb.txt for the actual value for
your resolution etc.)

> 2. This seems like a bug to me: PCMCIA drivers startup *after* the network
>    config and the firewall runs. This causes a problem because Im using
>    a DHCP configured wireless PCMCIA card - the firewall opens holes for
>    my NTP sync but since there's no network available at that point the
>    NTP fails. I could renumber the links in /etc/rc3.d but I think this is
>    a bug. Should I submit a bug report?
just change the order in your /etc/rc2.d (or whatever your runlevel is)

> 3. Does sound work? Best way to test?
yes - have a look at one of those pages for details.
> 4. Do I need any special APM setup?
not that i remember - 
> 5. Does the modem work? Best way to test?
probably not - that series had an mwave modem - you may be able 
do it but i expect it to be difficult.

best wishes!