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.

Installation

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
Card-Reader unknown unknown yes tested with 2GB SD and 8GB SDHC, attaches as a regular USB drive on insert of the card

Problems

Suspend