Installing OpenSUSE 11.1 on a ThinkPad R61
Lenovo Thinkpad R61 8919-6VG, BIOS 7KETC6WW (2.26)
This installation instruction describes these parts that do not or do not completely work after my OpenSUSE 11.1 Final DVD installation using KDE 4.1 as window manager. If anything does not work as expected, please have a look at the older Installation of OpenSUSE 11.0 on a ThinkPad R61 for possible workarounds that I forgot to mention here.
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 Software, Software Repositories, Add, Community Repositories in YaST.
As a workaround, change ServerTimeout to 45 in /usr/share/kde4/config/kdm/kdmrc. Logging out will take some time, but eventually the login screen comes back. Thanks to Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper
I do not use the TouchPad, thus, I disabled it in the BIOS settings.
SaX configures the Trackpoint in a way that it can be used to perform scrolling, similar to Windows.
Suspend to RAM and Suspend to Disk work out of the box. However, resuming from Suspend to Disk takes about 1 or 2 minutes while displaying a black screen.
Integrated fingerprint reader
Update: See How to enable the integrated fingerprint reader.