Installing Debian on a ThinkPad X41
- A German quick-howto on suspending is availbable at linux.debian.user.german-article
- An English Howto is available at http://web.archive.org/web/20131026054634/http://www.net-track.ch/opensource/articles/x41.php (archive date: 2013-10-26, originally written: 2005-08-10, last updated: 2005-08-23)
- A Linux-on-Laptops page is available at http://web.archive.org/web/20111007075519/http://demod.org/linux/thinkpad_x41 (archive date: 2011-10-07, last modified: 2010-06-17)
- Another one can be found at http://web.archive.org/web/20120815012712/http://www.ott.net:80/knowledge/x41debian (archive date: 2012-08-15)
Debian 9.4.0 (Stretch) was installed successfully on my ThinkPad X41; however, the Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG device needs non-free files. I followed the Debian installation instructions here and so installed that driver.
Perhaps for a future device I could seek to plan for a GNU approved all free software setup.
Some people reported here on a Dell forum that they had problems with the Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG device and WPA/WPA2. I also had problems when using my Inspiron 1545 and openSUSE running the wireless access point; however, running with the default WPA2 security on a Netgear N300 Wireless Router WNR2000V4 it worked okay.