[ltp] New ThinkPad series

Peter G. linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:51:01 +0200


On 29.03.2011 18:02, Kristian Tizzard wrote:
> I have an AMD Edge 13, which is well supported in kernels 2.6.35 and
> later, with the exception of the rtl8192se wireless driver, which is
> still in staging and is likely to only go stable in 2.6.40-this driver
> does causes x crashes fairly metronomically.

I have an x100e with this Wifi card/chipset.

Although the driver from the Realtek Site is quite horrible (Ad-Hoc mode
causes system freezes, WPA/WEP unreliable, non-encrypted AP mode so-so
but OK) I have yet to experience a X crash I could blame on it.

Still, I would advise anyone to swap this out for a wifi card known to
work (like maybe the intel ones?).

Also the 3200 with radeondrmfb console (kms) and the radeon Xorg driver
X is quite stable - especially switching between the FB console and X
works well with this combination. (Doing this has never worked reliably
for me on any system with any driver - thanks vgaarb/KMS I guess.)

I am using 2D only though, no fancy (KDE) desktop effects - these *have*
been the cause of X freezes on my system.

I have briefly tried he proprietary ATI driver and 3D performance is
much much better with this, I can't wage in on stability though.
It has the usual issues switching to console and back which is a no-go
for me.

This is on Gentoo so giving exact versions/builds combinations is
difficult, but I am using kernel 2.6.26.x tuxonice, Xorg 1.9, mesa
7.10.1,  RTL8192SE driver 0019.1207.2010

Just a few cents,
  Peter G.