[CentOS] IBM T42 Laptop

Alan Sparks asparks at doublesparks.net
Tue Mar 7 01:56:16 UTC 2006

CentOS 4 works good on the box.  Uses the ATI Rage Mobility video 
chipset (ATI Technologies Inc RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10]).
Have the "radeon" driver that Anaconda set up running.

The wireless will work with the ipw2200 drivers and firmware 
(http://ipw2200.sourceforge.net/).  Otherwise I suppose you could use 

Only thing I haven't got working well is suspend.
You might look at http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki for some other 
ideas and info.

Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> 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. 
> Ralph
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Alan Sparks, UNIX/Linux Systems Integration and Administration
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