[CentOS] IBM T42 Laptop

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Mon Mar 6 12:17:54 UTC 2006

Robert Spangler wrote:
> Hi,
> I just bought the above named Laptop and was wondering if there is anything I 
> need to watch out for besides not having 3D acceleration because they use ATI 
> grafic cards?  Maybe the built in wireless card might not work too.

CentOS 4.2 has Xorg 6.8 which in turn has some 3d acceleration for the
r200/r250 series. I don't know which card is in the T42, my T40 has an
ATI 9200 (Mobility M9) - which works accelerated under Xorg 6.8.

Forget Doom3 and the like, Quake 3 works reasonably, the 3d screensavers
do well also. 

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