Talk:Installing Gentoo 2007.0 on a ThinkPad R61

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On my thinkpad R61, AHCI controller works on gentoo kernel 2.6.22r9 (i think i had to change /etc/fstab after installing in compatibility mode) and additionally you can install the AHCI driver on Windows 2000/XP (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=migr-62909) and reactivate the controller in the bios. i don't really know if this always works, but with kernel 2.6.22r9 it did. Anybody else who has the same luck? then you/I may add this to the wiki. it is better you add it, because i'm german and my english is not so well. thank you.

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I never said it would not work, however, in my opinion there is no good reason for using it, and as it leads to BSODs on Window Systems which do not have the AHCI driver it is more safe to disable it.

As for the english: I am swiss, so my (swiss)german and french are better than my english... you can add it if you'd like to, but I'd rather hear some more comments on this of other users.

Fuchs

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Fingerprint reader

Could you please show the output of lsusb? I've read that fingerprint scanner from R61 is not supported by thinkfinger.

# lsusb
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 067b:3507 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL3507 ATAPI6 Bridge 
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c50e Logitech, Inc. MX-1000 Cordless Mouse Receiver
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000  
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 147e:2016  <- this is probably the reader (?)
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0a5c:2110 Broadcom Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

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Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0483:2016 SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader

It might be that newer / older models have a new fingerprint reader, either provide the thinkfinger people with any information you got or try whether fprint works for this device.

However, I am no big fan of fprint because of it's strange behaviour when you like to use either a password or your finger.

Fuchs

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I'm now sure it's not supported: http://www.reactivated.net/fprint/bugs/task/9

macieks