[ltp] New ThinkPad series

Clark Williams linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:09:49 -0500

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On Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:14:31 -0400
Robert Tomsick <robert@tomsick.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 2011-03-28 at 16:50 +0200, Christoph Bier wrote:
> =09
> > I was looking for a new ThinkPad for a friend and found that there's
> > no R series anymore. SL, Edge and L series are new to me. Which of
> > them is best supported by Linux? The laptop should run Ubuntu (which
> > does a great job on my X200s) ...
> They're all supported to some extent, but the SL series uses the IdeaPad
> BIOS and isn't as well supported a real ThinkPad (i.e. a T, X, or W
> series).  As I recall, the practical upshot of this is that volume and
> brightness control are a bit wonky (I know there were patches that
> worked around some of the issues, but I have no idea if/when they were
> picked up by distros/mainline.)
> Personally, I'd recommend avoiding all three and getting one of the more
> traditional ThinkPads.  You'll get a better quality notebook *and*
> better Linux support.

I picked up an Edge 15" the other day and have to say that it's done a
fine job running Fedora 14 + XFCE so far. I'm about to load up FFADO and
Ardor to try and record audio from my Mackie mixer, so we'll see just
how tough the Edge really is in a week or so :).


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