[ltp] Re: Installing Debian Linux on R30

Stefan Monnier linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:36:02 -0500

The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to gmane.comp.hardware.ibm.thinkpad as well.

> Anyone have Debian on an R30?
> I'm trying Linux for the first time and am not at all happy with
> the installation.
> 1. Can't get full screen
> 2. Can't change resolution to more than 800x600

According to http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:R30, your R30 uses
a Trident display card.  Those are pretty rare nowadays, so maybe it's
not auto-detected.  In that case, maybe you need to create
a /etc/X11/xorg.conf which just contains:

   Section "Device"
           Identifier      "My sweet R30's video card"
           Driver          "trident"

> 3. Mouse or Trackpoint irritating to use.

Hard to say without more details about what it is that's irritating.

You might have better luck on linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org (aka

        Stefan "Using Debian GNU/Linux on X30, X201, T60, and T61"