ThinkWiki - Linux Thinkpad Wiki

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This is ThinkWiki, the Wiki Web for IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad users. Here you find anything you need to install your favourite Linux distribution on your ThinkPad. Windows users shouldn't run away, there's a lot of useful information for them as well.

5,565 active users have registered since Sep. 2004 and created 1,320 articles (54,126 page edits so far).

Please support us and help to extend this wiki. Thank you!

Account creation on ThinkWiki



Drivers and Patches

  • Drivers (Useful drivers for ThinkPads)
  • Tools (Useful Tools for ThinkPads)
  • Patches (ThinkPad related patches)
  • Scripts (ThinkPad related scripts)
  • Configs (useful configuration files)

Further Information Glossary (explanations of special terms)
Mailinglists (talk to other people and get help)
important ThinkPad Links (links to useful sites)
IRC-Channels (for urgent help and chatter)


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ThinkWiki News

08.02.2015: ThinkWiki got new awesome hardware!
31.01.2015: ThinkWiki has been upgraded to MediaWiki 1.24.1.
29.12.2013: ThinkWiki wishes all users a happy new year!
06.08.2013: Cleanup action: All users with no page edits older than 90 days will get purged.
01.05.2013: ThinkWiki has been upgraded to MediaWiki 1.20.5.
01.05.2013: Sorry for some downtime today (and yesterday)
13.08.2012: ThinkWiki got new hardware!
13.08.2012: ThinkWiki suffered a partial data loss
03.02.2012: ThinkWiki has been upgraded to MediaWiki 1.18.1.
15.10.2011: We are pleases to announce our new partnership with
28.06.2011: ThinkWiki has been upgraded to MediaWiki 1.17.0.
07.06.2011: MIGR Doc links are dead! Please convert any dead links to use the IBMDOCURL or LNVDOCURL template
20.03.2011: User account creation temporarily disabled, until we have an effective way to reduce SPAM.
08.02.2011: ThinkWiki has been upgraded to MediaWiki 1.16.2.
17.05.2010: ThinkWiki got shiny new hardware!
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Industry Watch

24.04.2012: New fglrx driver version 12.4 released
28.09.2011: New fglrx driver version 11.9 released
19.02.2009: Ubuntu 10.04 will use nouveau drivers for nVidia GPUs. See this Phoronix article .
29.01.2009: New fglrx driver version 9.1 released with support for OpenGL 3.0, Hybrid Crossfile and Multiview.
18.09.2008: New fglrx driver version 8.9 (8.532) released.
10.06.2008: Engadget got some leaked technical specs of the new ThinkPads.
16.04.2008: New fglrx driver version 8.1 (8.476) released.
14.04.2008: Lenovo's entire new ThinkPad line leaked, X300 gets siblings. See Gizmodo for details.
18.01.2008: New fglrx driver version 8.1 (8.454) released.
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To experiment with this wiki please try ThinkWiki:Sandbox. See the User's Guide for usage and configuration help.