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==General Notes==
 
==General Notes==
The ThinkPad 365XD is known to be compatible with RedHat 6.2, as long as the system has more than 8 megabytes of memory.  There is a problem with starting up X; while models of the 365XD with TFT displays were compatible with a number of releases of X, the DTSN models of the 365XD had compatibility problems with certain releases of X, and required complicated startup to make X visible:
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The ThinkPad 365XD is known to be compatible with {{RedHat}} 6.2, as long as the system has more than 8 megabytes of memory.  There is a problem with starting up X; while models of the 365XD with TFT displays were compatible with a number of releases of X, the DTSN models of the 365XD had compatibility problems with certain releases of X, and required complicated startup to make X visible:
  
* Type in startx to start the X server
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* Run {{cmduser|startx}} to start the X server
* Hit Fn + F7 on the keyboard. This may make X visible. If not:
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* Hit {{key|Fn}}{{key|F7}} on the keyboard. This may make X visible. If not:
* Exit out of X with CNTL + ALT + F1
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* Exit out of X with {{key|Ctrl}}{{key|Alt}}{{key|Backspace}}
* Hit CNTL + C to stop the X server
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* Restart X with {{cmduser|startx}}
* Restart X with startx  
 
  
 
Releases 3.2 and 3.3.6 of XFree86 are known to be compatible with the 365XD; other releases may not be.
 
Releases 3.2 and 3.3.6 of XFree86 are known to be compatible with the 365XD; other releases may not be.

Revision as of 12:59, 18 January 2006

Specific installation notes for the ThinkPad 365XD.

General Notes

The ThinkPad 365XD is known to be compatible with Template:RedHat 6.2, as long as the system has more than 8 megabytes of memory. There is a problem with starting up X; while models of the 365XD with TFT displays were compatible with a number of releases of X, the DTSN models of the 365XD had compatibility problems with certain releases of X, and required complicated startup to make X visible:

  • Run $ startx to start the X server
  • Hit FnF7 on the keyboard. This may make X visible. If not:
  • Exit out of X with CtrlAltBackspace
  • Restart X with $ startx

Releases 3.2 and 3.3.6 of XFree86 are known to be compatible with the 365XD; other releases may not be.

Distro specific Instructions

External Sources