Drivers

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Information on Thinkpad Drivers.

Connectivity

Hardware function relevant drivers
Bluetooth
Ethernet

see Ethernet Controllers

Modem

see Modem Devices

WAN
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)

see Wireless Network Adapters

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)
Video Output switching
  • ibm-acpi (ACPI based video switching for X series models)

Drives

Hardware function relevant drivers
CD/DVD Speed control
  • tp_smapi (Extended battery information and control)
UltraBay Hot-Swapping

Input

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

PowerManagement

Hardware function relevant drivers
ACPI
APM
Battery management
  • tp_smapi (Extended battery information and control)
Battery status
  • tp_smapi (Extended battery information and control)

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)

Additional Hardware

Hardware function relevant drivers
UltraPort Camera