Installing Debian Sid on a ThinkPad X201s
Installing Debian Sid on a ThinkPad X201s 5413-A13
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).
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 HD Graphics)||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 Centrino Ultimate-N 6300)||unknown||yes||yes||iwlagn||needs firmware from the firmware-iwlwifi package|
|Modem||unknown||unknown||unknown||no use for it, deactivated in BIOS, won't test|
|Fingerprint Reader||unknown||unknown||unknown||no use for it, deactivated in BIOS, won't test|
|UltraNav||unknown||yes||yes||xserver-xorg-input-synaptics for the Touchpad||works fine ootb, Trackpoint scrolling and Touchpad tapping via xinput settings|
|Card-Reader||unknown||unknown||yes||tested with 2GB SD and 8GB SDHC, attaches as a regular USB drive on insert of the card|
% cat .xsessionrc xinput set-prop "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" "Evdev Wheel Emulation" 1 xinput set-prop "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" "Evdev Wheel Emulation Button" 2 xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling" 1 0 xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Two-Finger Pressure" 10 xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Tap Action" 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Palm Detection" 1 #xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Off" 1
As suggested in comment 80 from LP#532374 I added
acpi_sleep=sci_force_enable to the kernel options, and 2.6.34-rc4 suspends and resumes fine now.
This is fixed since BIOS 1.14-1.08/1.08.
Black screen after boot
I often had a black screen after I booted the machine up. Updating BIOS to 1.12-1.07/1.07 and disabling Intel AMT solved the issue.