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=== ThinkPad Z61t ===
 
=== ThinkPad Z61t ===
This pages gives an overview of all ThinkPad Z61t related topics.
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This page gives an overview of all ThinkPad Z61t related topics.
 
==== Standard Features ====
 
==== Standard Features ====
 
* One of the following processors:
 
* One of the following processors:
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==== Weight & Dimensions ====
 
==== Weight & Dimensions ====
These may vary depending on exact specifications
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These may vary depending on exact specifications.
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==== Linux ====
 
==== Linux ====
Most of the laptop features are current supported by Linux, kernel 2.6.17+ recommened.
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Most of the laptop features are currently supported by Linux.  Kernel versions 2.6.17 and later are recommended.
  
===== Hardware support =====
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==== Hardware support ====
Sound works fine with the snd-hda-intel module in the Linux kernel. Be aware that '''disabling modem''' in BIOS '''breaks''' sound.
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===== Sound =====
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Sound works with the snd-hda-intel module in the Linux kernel. Be aware that '''disabling the modem''' in the BIOS may '''break''' sound.
  
'''Virtualization''': [[[[Intel_Core_Duo_(Yonah)]]]] supports Intel VT-x, but Z61t BIOS [http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=31049 disables it], rendering laptop unusable for [http://kvm.sf.net KVM] or Xen with unmodified guests. Avoid this model if you care about fully expoiting CPU features.
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===== Virtualization =====
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[[Intel Core Duo (Yonah)]] and [[Intel Core 2 Duo (Merom)]] supports Intel VT-x, but Z61t BIOS [http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=31049 disables it], rendering this system unusable for [http://kvm.sf.net KVM] or Xen with unmodified guests. Avoid this model if you care about fully exploiting CPU features.
  
====== IRDA ======
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===== IRDA =====
Make sure you either explicitly enable or disable the IRDA functionality in the bios (instead of having it be enabled but off) otherwise the kernel IRDA drive will OOPs. Other then that it works fine.
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Make sure you either explicitly enable or disable the IRDA functionality in the BIOS (instead of having it be enabled but off).  Otherwise the kernel IRDA driver will OOPS. Other than that it works fine.
  
 
===== Graphics =====
 
===== Graphics =====
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xf86-video-i810(xorg i810 driver) >= 1.7.0<br>
 
xf86-video-i810(xorg i810 driver) >= 1.7.0<br>
 
915resolution.
 
915resolution.
 
  
 
===== 3-in-1 card reader =====
 
===== 3-in-1 card reader =====
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===== ACPI =====
 
===== ACPI =====
 
====== Suspend ======
 
====== Suspend ======
* As of kernel 2.6.17 suspend works, with one gotya that the SATA controller is set to compatibility mode in the BIOS (instead of AHCI mode). This is due to the fact that the kernel dosen't eaxactly suport suspend/resumue in the AHCI driver yet, and the AHCI module fails to turn the hard drives back on at resume time.
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As of kernel 2.6.17, suspend works, with the caveat that the SATA controller is set to compatibility mode in the BIOS (instead of AHCI mode). This is due to the fact that the kernel dosen't eaxactly suport suspend/resumue in the AHCI driver yet, and the AHCI module fails to turn the hard drives back on at resume time.
  
*Patches for AHCI suspend are aviable at the following urls:
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Patches for AHCI suspend are aviable at the following urls:
 
[http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-ide&m=114958999517565&w=2 Description]
 
[http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-ide&m=114958999517565&w=2 Description]
 
[http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-ide&m=114958968123198&w=2 Patch 1]
 
[http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-ide&m=114958968123198&w=2 Patch 1]
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[http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-ide&m=114958984425521&w=2 Patch 6]
 
[http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-ide&m=114958984425521&w=2 Patch 6]
  
* Notes:
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====== Problems with Drivers ======
Make sure you remove a couple modules on suspend: ipw3945 (if your have intel wireless) also the sdhci and tifm (3 in 1 card reader modules), otherwide the laptop may not goto sleep and/or wakeup properly.
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Certain driver modules are known to exhibit problems on suspend.  These are:
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* ipw3945: Intel wireless driver.
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* sdhci: SD host controller interface driver.
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* [[tifm]]: Memory card reader driver.
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Depending on which combination of kernel and driver versions you're using, the above drivers may cause you problems.  These drivers should be unloaded prior to suspend or your system may hang, requiring a power-cycle.
  
 
[[Category:Z Series]]
 
[[Category:Z Series]]

Revision as of 22:38, 21 May 2007

ThinkPad Z61t

This page gives an overview of all ThinkPad Z61t related topics.

Standard Features

Weight & Dimensions

These may vary depending on exact specifications.

ThinkPad Z61t

Reviews

Linux

Most of the laptop features are currently supported by Linux. Kernel versions 2.6.17 and later are recommended.

Hardware support

Sound

Sound works with the snd-hda-intel module in the Linux kernel. Be aware that disabling the modem in the BIOS may break sound.

Virtualization

Intel Core Duo (Yonah) and Intel Core 2 Duo (Merom) supports Intel VT-x, but Z61t BIOS disables it, rendering this system unusable for KVM or Xen with unmodified guests. Avoid this model if you care about fully exploiting CPU features.

IRDA

Make sure you either explicitly enable or disable the IRDA functionality in the BIOS (instead of having it be enabled but off). Otherwise the kernel IRDA driver will OOPS. Other than that it works fine.

Graphics

Requires xorg-x11 >= 7.1
xf86-video-i810(xorg i810 driver) >= 1.7.0
915resolution.

3-in-1 card reader

Support for the built-in memory card reader is provided by the tifm drivers.

ACPI
Suspend

As of kernel 2.6.17, suspend works, with the caveat that the SATA controller is set to compatibility mode in the BIOS (instead of AHCI mode). This is due to the fact that the kernel dosen't eaxactly suport suspend/resumue in the AHCI driver yet, and the AHCI module fails to turn the hard drives back on at resume time.

Patches for AHCI suspend are aviable at the following urls: Description Patch 1 Patch 2 Patch 3 Patch 4 Patch 5 Patch 6

Problems with Drivers

Certain driver modules are known to exhibit problems on suspend. These are:

  • ipw3945: Intel wireless driver.
  • sdhci: SD host controller interface driver.
  • tifm: Memory card reader driver.
Depending on which combination of kernel and driver versions you're using, the above drivers may cause you problems. These drivers should be unloaded prior to suspend or your system may hang, requiring a power-cycle.

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