Installing OpenSUSE 10.3 on a ThinkPad R61
Lenovo Thinkpad R61 8919-6VG, BIOS 7KET71WW (1.21)
This installation instruction describes these parts that do not or do not completely work after my OpenSUSE 10.3 Final DVD installation.
Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M
To install and configure the NVIDIA driver, follow the instructions of the openSUSE Wiki . As an alternative, add the NVIDIA Repository via Community Repositories in YaST.
After installation, the speaker is turned off and the headphone is turned on. Use
alsamixer to turn on the speaker switch. When using
kmix in the "Mixer Window" there is a "Switches" tab where the speaker can be turned on. Then, select "PCM" as the "Master Channel" to be able to easily change the volume by, e.g., using the mouse wheel over the KMix tray icon.
The TouchPad is not a Synaptics but a ALPS. Furthermore, it is just recognized as a "PS/2 Generic Mouse" (
hwinfo --mouse) by the kernel. Thus, the Synaptics TouchPad driver for X does not work. Consequently, there are no advandced features like scrolling available.
SaX configures the Trackpoint in a way that it can be used to perform scrolling, similar to Windows.
The machine is known to s2ram, but the chosen fixes do not work with the NVIDIA driver. A simple call of
s2ram -f is sufficient, there are no fixes needed. See  for configuring s2ram options permanently.