[CentOS] In the market for a new (old) laptop

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Wed Jun 27 16:08:48 UTC 2007

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 user 
with an X60 (running XP), and she loves it.  The thing is definitely tiny 
and light.

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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