Installing Debian Sid on a ThinkPad X201s

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Before the installation

I used the Debian Squeze D-I Alpha 1 (built on the 22.03.2010) from USB, as I do not have a CD/DVD-ROM. The installer boots fine (in contrast to the Lenny one, which cries with kernel oopses), but can't bring up the network card. This was ok for me, YMMV.


Boot CD/USB, install. No special hacks needed (ncurses installer, didn't try the GTK one).

Hardware support

The installer installed linux-image-2.6.32-3-amd64, but I am running linux-image-2.6.33-2-amd64 from experimental and a self built 2.6.34-rc4.

Hardware works with 2.6.32 works with 2.6.33 works with 2.6.34-rc4 driver notes
Video (Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller) unknown yes yes
Audio (Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio) unknown yes yes snd-hda-intel
Network (Intel Corporation 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection) unknown yes yes e1000e
WiFi (Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300) unknown yes yes iwlagn needs firmware from the firmware-iwlwifi package