Installation instructions for the ThinkPad R60e

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Specific installation notes for the ThinkPad R60e.

General Notes

Brightness Controls

For Ubuntu 7.04 and Debian Etch, the brightness controls are slightly broken (switching to max or min brightness only). The following patch to /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-laptop-panel-mgmt-policy.fdi seems to fix this:

   <match key="info.category" string="laptop_panel">
     <match key="/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer:smbios.system.manufacturer" string="LENOVO">
       <match key="/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer:smbios.system.version" string="ThinkPad R60e">
         <merge key="laptop_panel.brightness_in_hardware" type="bool">true</merge>


To make suspend work under Debian Etch (both to RAM and to disk), I deinstalled uswsusp (which is too old -- R60e support was added in Feb 2007) and used the following script for /usr/sbin/s2ram:

#! /bin/sh
/etc/init.d/networking stop
rmmod tg3
echo mem > /sys/power/state
modprobe tg3
/etc/init.d/networking start
) >/dev/null 2>&1

exit 0

Suspend to disk works without further modifications without uswsusp.

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