Random Notes

Linux on the T60

T60 (no.2) The technical data for this lovely machine will be:

  • Intel Core Duo Processor (2MB L2 Cache/ 1,83 GHz/ 667MHz FSB)
  • 2048 MB ram
  • 120 GB SATA HD
  • 8x DVD+/-RW dual double layer burner
  • 15,1″SXGA+ TFT Display (1400×1050)
  • ATI Mobility Radeon X1300 with 64 MB memory
  • Intel High Definition Audio 24-bit soundcard
  • Intel 3945ABG wireless card (54Mbit/s)
  • 1 Gbit/s ethernet card
  • Bluetooth
  • 3x USB 2.0
  • Fingerprint reader

I decided to run the newest version of Debian on it. That is I installed  5.0.1 (Lenny) first and then upgraded to the development version of Debian (that is Debian Unstable). Most of the hardware I’ve tested sofar works out of the box, below are miscellaneous configuration notes.

X Server Configuration

You have to use the Radeon driver from X.org.This driver is recognized by the xserver without modifying the xorg.conf file. In order to get the graphics accelleration to work you have to explicitely install the firmware-linux package with

   apt-get install firmware-linux

(Thanks Wolodja Wentland for the tip! :-) )

The following entries to /etc/X11/Xmodmap enable some of the extra keys:

keycode 234 = XF86Back
keycode 233 = XF86Forward
keycode 162 = XF86AudioPlay
keycode 164 = XF86AudioStop
keycode 153 = XF86AudioNext
keycode 144 = XF86AudioPrev
keycode 227 = XF86LaunchF
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