[CentOS] In the market for a new (old) laptop
rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Jun 27 19:27:32 UTC 2007
Just spoke with one of my colleagues about IBM.
x31 is a steal and everything 'works' He is running Gentoo on his x31.
Don't touch the x41.
Of course x60, "It's a F*****G IBM". Well he's an old army NCO...
Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 at 12:01pm, Johnny Tan wrote
>> I've been seriously considering the Thinkpad X60s series as my top
>> choice. The specs look great, but I'm trying to find more detailed
>> reviews from an actual user (like you did for the nc4010).
> I've got a Z61t, which is somewhat similar (I believe), and love it.
> I'm running FC6 on it, and just about everything works. Video (intel)
> worked out of the box (including the stupid 3D desktop effects). The
> ipw3945 wireless required some tweaking (not much), but works up to
> and including WPA2. Suspend/resume worked out of the box, but sucked
> a lot more power than it should -- changing the scripts to unload the
> USB modules before suspending fixed that. And the SD card reader
> worked briefly with some kernel versions, but has stopped working
> again (and I haven't bothered looking into it). Oh, and the
> integrated webcam has never worked. The fingerprint reader can be
> made to work, but, again, I haven't bothered.
>> From a hardware standpoint, the Thinkpads feel very solid. I have a
> with an X60 (running XP), and she loves it. The thing is definitely
> tiny and light.
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