Installing Debian on a ThinkPad T20
Debian 4.0 "etch"
Many things from Installing_Ubuntu_on_a_ThinkPad_T20 can be useful with Debian(4.0 - "etch"). Thats because [X|K|Edu|Flux|U]buntu are all based on Debian.
X and window managers
To get X working on your T20 you should maybe edit the xorg.conf (which can be found in /etc/X11/xorg.conf , needs root rights!): Here are some parts that I have changed:
Section "Device" Identifier "Generic Video Card" Driver "savage" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" EndSection
Fluxbox works great and "out of the box" with
# apt-get install fluxbox.
With that command it is normaly set as default window manager and you can start it with
I got no configured Menu for Fluxbox, but
$ man fluxbox provides useful information for that.
The following Sites can help you with the installation and configuration of your PCMCIA WLAN Card:
If you are to compile your own ndiswrapper modul you should use
# module-assistant, because
I had some troubles with the compilation by hand.
Make sure the windows driver you are going to use is the right one. That saves a lot of time.
Debian 2.2 "potato"
- Installing Debian 2.2 Linux on A Thinkpad T20 (Debian 2.2 "Potato")