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Information on Thinkpad Drivers.
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This page holds a model independent Linux driver matrix for ThinkPads.
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At current state it only consists of drivers which are maintained outside the Linux kernel source tree (even though they might be included in actual kernels already).
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For more specific information regarding your particular ThinkPad see the individual [[Components]] of your [[:Category:Models|Model]].
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We also have an [[:Category:Drivers|alphabetical listing of drivers]].
 
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==Linux Driver Matrix for ThinkPads==
 
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|-
 
|-
 
| Bluetooth ||
 
| Bluetooth ||
*[[ibm-acpi]] <tt>(enabling/disabling bluetooth)</tt>
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*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(enabling/disabling bluetooth)</tt>
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see [[Bluetooth Adapters]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Ethernet ||
 
| Ethernet ||
 
see [[Ethernet Controllers]]
 
see [[Ethernet Controllers]]
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|-
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| IrDA || see [[IrDA]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Modem ||
 
| Modem ||
 
see [[Modem Devices]]
 
see [[Modem Devices]]
|-
 
| WAN ||
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Wireless LAN ||
 
| Wireless LAN ||
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*[[ipw2200]] <tt>(Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 Driver for Wifi)</tt>
 
*[[ipw2200]] <tt>(Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 Driver for Wifi)</tt>
 
*[[madwifi]] <tt>(Multiband Atheros Driver for WiFi)</tt>
 
*[[madwifi]] <tt>(Multiband Atheros Driver for WiFi)</tt>
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*[[ath5k]] <tt>(Multiband Atheros Driver for WiFi) - replacement for madwifi</tt>
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*[[ath9k]] <tt>(Multiband Atheros Driver for WiFi with 802.11n support)</tt>
 
see [[Wireless Network Adapters]]
 
see [[Wireless Network Adapters]]
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|-
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| WWAN ||
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*[[Ericsson F3507g Mobile Broadband Module]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
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|-
 
|-
 
| Display brightness ||
 
| Display brightness ||
*[[ibm-acpi]] <tt>(ACPI based LCD brightness control)</tt>
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*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(ACPI based LCD brightness control)</tt>
 
*[[tpctl]]
 
*[[tpctl]]
 
|-
 
|-
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*[[R128]]  <tt>(Driver for Rage128 chips found in some Thinkpads)</tt>
 
*[[R128]]  <tt>(Driver for Rage128 chips found in some Thinkpads)</tt>
 
*[[R300]]  <tt>(Driver for ATI boards with R300 chips like Radeon 9500 and the FireGL series)</tt>
 
*[[R300]]  <tt>(Driver for ATI boards with R300 chips like Radeon 9500 and the FireGL series)</tt>
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see [[Video Controllers]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Video Output switching ||
 
| Video Output switching ||
*[[ibm-acpi]] <tt>(ACPI based video switching for X series models)</tt>
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*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(ACPI based video switching for X series models)</tt>
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|-
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| Colour profile ||
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*[[Colour profile]] <tt>(Colour profile packages)</tt>
 
|-
 
|-
 
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|-
 
|-
 
| CD/DVD Speed control ||
 
| CD/DVD Speed control ||
*[[tp_smapi]] <tt>(Extended battery information and control)</tt>
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*[[tp_smapi]] <tt>(enables setting of CD/DVD speed on modern ThinkPads)</tt>
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*[http://ca.geocities.com/jefftranter@rogers.com/eject.html eject] <tt>(enables setting of CD/DVD speed on older ThinkPads)</tt>
 
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| UltraBay Hot-Swapping ||
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| [[UltraBay]] Hot-Swapping ||
*[[ibm-acpi]]
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*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(triggers UltraBay eject event)</tt>
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*[[lt_hotswap]] <tt>(enables hotswapping with full DMA support)</tt>
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*[http://packages.debian.org/unstable/admin/hotswap Debian hotswap] <tt>(utility to de- and reregister hotswappable IDE devices)</tt>
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|-
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| SD Card Slot ||
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*[http://mmc.drzeus.cx/wiki/Linux/Drivers/sdhci sdhci] <tt>(driver for SD/MMC host controllers)</tt>
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*[[tifm]] <tt>(driver for 3-in-one memory card reader)</tt>
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan=2 style="text-align:center;background:#efefef;" |
 
! colspan=2 style="text-align:center;background:#efefef;" |
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===Input===
 
===Input===
 
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| Hotkeys and Special buttons ||
 
| Hotkeys and Special buttons ||
*[[ibm-acpi]] <tt>(tracks key and button events via ACPI)</tt>
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*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(tracks key and button events via ACPI)</tt>
 
*[[tpb]] <tt>(tracks key and button events via /dev/nvram)</tt>
 
*[[tpb]] <tt>(tracks key and button events via /dev/nvram)</tt>
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see also [[How to get special keys to work]]
 
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|-
 
| TrackPoint ||
 
| TrackPoint ||
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|-
 
|-
 
| Touchpad ||
 
| Touchpad ||
*[[Synaptics TouchPad driver for X | Synaptics TouchPad driver]] <tt>(Touchpad driver for X.org/XFree86)</tt>
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*[[Synaptics TouchPad driver for X | Synaptics TouchPad driver]] <tt>(Touchpad driver for X.org)</tt>
*[[tpconfig]] <tt>(Touchpad driver)</tt>
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|-
 
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| TouchScreen ||
 
| TouchScreen ||
* [http://www.netjunki.org/projects/transnote/transnote-touchscreen-0.1.tar.gz MicroTouch TouchBase Driver]
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* [http://www.netjunki.org/projects/transnote/transnote-touchscreen-0.1.tar.gz MicroTouch TouchBase Driver] <tt>(Driver for the [[FlipTouch]] touchscreen)</tt>
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! colspan=2 style="text-align:center;background:#efefef;" |
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===Misc Features===
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|- style="background:#ffdead;white-space:nowrap;"
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!Hardware function!!relevant drivers
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|-
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| Beeps||
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*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(enables software control of system beeps)</tt>
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|-
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| LEDs||
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*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(enables software control of LEDs)</tt>
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|-
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| ThinkLight||
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*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(enables ThinkLight software control)</tt>
 
|-
 
|-
 
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|-
 
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| ACPI ||
 
| ACPI ||
*[[ibm-acpi]] <tt>(IBM ThinkPad ACPI Extras Driver)</tt>
 
 
*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(IBM ThinkPad Fn+Fx key driver)</tt>
 
*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(IBM ThinkPad Fn+Fx key driver)</tt>
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*[[acpid]] <tt>(ACPI daemon catching triggered events)</tt>
 
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| APM ||
 
| APM ||
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| Battery status ||
 
| Battery status ||
 
*[[tp_smapi]] <tt>(Extended battery information and control)</tt>
 
*[[tp_smapi]] <tt>(Extended battery information and control)</tt>
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| Fan Speed Control ||
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*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(low-level control of fan speed and reading thermal sensor values)</tt>
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*[[Fan control scripts]] <tt>(userspace daemons for controlling fan speed)</tt>
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| RediSafe ||
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*[[Software Suspend 2]] <tt>(provides a RediSafe alike functionality)</tt>
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|-
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| Suspend to RAM (Sleep) ||
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*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(triggers Fn-F4 key event)</tt>
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| Suspend to Disk (Hibernation) ||
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*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(triggers Fn-F12 key event)</tt>
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*[[Software Suspend 2]] <tt>(hibernation more featureful than the old [[swsusp]] offer in the stock kernel)</tt>
 
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!Hardware function!!relevant drivers
 
!Hardware function!!relevant drivers
 
|-
 
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| TCP/TCPA (Embedded Security Subsystem)||
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| TCP/TCPA ([[Embedded Security Subsystem]])||
 
*[[tpm]] <tt>(GPL driver for the TCPA chip in newer ThinkPads)</tt>
 
*[[tpm]] <tt>(GPL driver for the TCPA chip in newer ThinkPads)</tt>
 
*[[tpmdd]] <tt>(another driver for the TCPA chip in newer ThinkPads)</tt>
 
*[[tpmdd]] <tt>(another driver for the TCPA chip in newer ThinkPads)</tt>
 
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| Harddisk protection (APS) ||
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| Harddisk protection ([[APS]]) ||
*[[HDAPS]]
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*[[HDAPS]] <tt>(provides acceleratometer values through sysfs)</tt>
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*[[How to protect the harddisk through APS]]
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|-
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| Theft alarm ||
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*[[HDAPS]] with [[Script for theft alarm using HDAPS]]
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|-
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| Thermal Sensor Monitoring ||
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*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(reads thermal sensor values)</tt>
 
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|-
 
! colspan=2 style="text-align:center;background:#efefef;" |
 
! colspan=2 style="text-align:center;background:#efefef;" |
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===Additional Hardware===
 
===Additional Hardware===
 
|- style="background:#ffdead;white-space:nowrap;"
 
|- style="background:#ffdead;white-space:nowrap;"
 
!Hardware function!!relevant drivers
 
!Hardware function!!relevant drivers
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|-
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| Docking Stations ||
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*[[thinkpad-acpi]] <tt>(reports docking/undocking events via ACPI)</tt>
 
|-
 
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| UltraPort Camera ||
 
| UltraPort Camera ||
 
*[[ultracampatch | IBM UltraCam II driver]]
 
*[[ultracampatch | IBM UltraCam II driver]]
 
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Latest revision as of 16:08, 16 February 2010

This page holds a model independent Linux driver matrix for ThinkPads. At current state it only consists of drivers which are maintained outside the Linux kernel source tree (even though they might be included in actual kernels already).

For more specific information regarding your particular ThinkPad see the individual Components of your Model.

We also have an alphabetical listing of drivers.

Linux Driver Matrix for ThinkPads

Connectivity

Hardware function relevant drivers
Bluetooth

see Bluetooth Adapters

Ethernet

see Ethernet Controllers

IrDA see IrDA
Modem

see Modem Devices

Wireless LAN
  • hostap (Intersil Prism2/2.5/3 Driver for Wifi)
  • ipw2100 (Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Driver for WiFi)
  • ipw2200 (Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 Driver for Wifi)
  • madwifi (Multiband Atheros Driver for WiFi)
  • ath5k (Multiband Atheros Driver for WiFi) - replacement for madwifi
  • ath9k (Multiband Atheros Driver for WiFi with 802.11n support)

see Wireless Network Adapters

WWAN

Display

Hardware function relevant drivers
Display brightness
Video drivers
  • fglrx (ATI driver for Radeon, FireGL and Mobility boards)
  • savage (Driver for Savage chips found in some Thinkpads)
  • R128 (Driver for Rage128 chips found in some Thinkpads)
  • R300 (Driver for ATI boards with R300 chips like Radeon 9500 and the FireGL series)

see Video Controllers

Video Output switching
Colour profile

Drives

Hardware function relevant drivers
CD/DVD Speed control
  • tp_smapi (enables setting of CD/DVD speed on modern ThinkPads)
  • eject (enables setting of CD/DVD speed on older ThinkPads)
UltraBay Hot-Swapping
SD Card Slot
  • sdhci (driver for SD/MMC host controllers)
  • tifm (driver for 3-in-one memory card reader)

Input

Hardware function relevant drivers
Hotkeys and Special buttons
  • thinkpad-acpi (tracks key and button events via ACPI)
  • tpb (tracks key and button events via /dev/nvram)

see also How to get special keys to work

TrackPoint
Touchpad
TouchScreen

Misc Features

Hardware function relevant drivers
Beeps
LEDs
ThinkLight

PowerManagement

Hardware function relevant drivers
ACPI
  • thinkpad-acpi (IBM ThinkPad Fn+Fx key driver)
  • acpid (ACPI daemon catching triggered events)
APM
Battery management
  • tp_smapi (Extended battery information and control)
Battery status
  • tp_smapi (Extended battery information and control)
Fan Speed Control
RediSafe
Suspend to RAM (Sleep)
Suspend to Disk (Hibernation)

Security & Safety

Hardware function relevant drivers
TCP/TCPA (Embedded Security Subsystem)
  • tpm (GPL driver for the TCPA chip in newer ThinkPads)
  • tpmdd (another driver for the TCPA chip in newer ThinkPads)
Harddisk protection (APS)
Theft alarm
Thermal Sensor Monitoring

Additional Hardware

Hardware function relevant drivers
Docking Stations
UltraPort Camera