HOWTOs - Driver Installation
This page holds information on how to make additional hardware work on your Thinkpad.
The pages linked here hold instructions for installing or configuring certain drivers to make them work with ThinkPad hardware. For an overview of the drivers themselves please look at the Drivers page.
- RADEON driver for X (Additional options for the radeon driver)
- TV-out on ATI chips (Get TV-out working)
- Fglrx (Using ATI's Proprietary driver for the supported Thinkpad Series)
- TrackPoint configuration (How to make your TrackPoint behave as you wish)
- IrDA (How to get IrDA working)
- SpeedStep on piix4 (How to make SpeedStep (cpufreq) work on Coppermine-piix4-smi based Thinkpads)
- SpeedStep on P4-class Celeron (How to get SpeedStep working on P4-class-Celeron based Thinkpads)
- cpufreqd1 (How to configure the cpufreqd frequency scaling daemon)
- cpufrequtils1 (How to use the cpufrequtils frequency scaling utils)
- powernowd 1 (How to configure the powernowd frequency scaling daemon)
- powersaved1 (How to configure the powersaved frequency scaling daemon)
- ndiswrapper for Intel 2200bg (ndiswrapper configuration for intel/pro 2200BG)
- ndiswrapper for IBM 11 a/b/g (ndiswrapper for IBM 11 a/b/g)
- ipw2100 (native Linux driver for Intel 2100)
- ipw2200 (native Linux driver for Intel 2200/2915)
- madwifi (Linux driver for atheros chipsets)
- orinoco (Linux driver for Hermes/Prism chipsets)
- hostap (Alternative Linux driver for Hermes/Prism chipsets)
- wpa_supplicant (How to compile and configure wpa_supplicant)
- IBM UltraCam II (How to make the IBM UltraCam II work under Linux)
- Don't forget that the newer kernels have fancier cpu frequency governors like OnDemand and Conservative that are easy to configure via SysFS. These governors are adequate in many situations and do not require user-space daemons such as cpufreqd, powersaved, or powernowd. Read more about it on the Dynamic Frequency Scaling page.