Installing Fedora 8 on a ThinkPad T60

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Meaning to get to this, but don't wait for me. Anyone doing a clean install should go ahead and fill this space. Here's the very short version:

I recently upgraded my T60 from F7 to F8, and that went smoothly.

Things mostly work when using the vesa driver for video. You can use the ATI driver if you want 3D, and that works great, but then suspend and resume stops working. I get a hang on suspend.

The free Intel WiFi driver works, but the status LED does not work.

What's your experience? --Whizkid 19:52, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Fresh install

I did a fresh install on my T60p, which I previously had Fedora Core 6 on.

Things worked quite well. The vesa driver is working OK over my ATI graphics card. The iwl3945 module is working acceptably (and much less of a pain to keep up to date than the old ipw3945). However, sometimes I'm getting lost connections. I'll try to investigate.

Hibernate works, but is very slow. I haven't tried suspending. Pfps 01:28, 5 February 2008 (CET)


I found that I was able to speed up suspending considerably in the kernel by adding the following line to my hibernate.conf:

        ProcSetting no_multithreaded_io 1

I don't know why multithreaded i/o is so much slower, but this option helped dramatically. The only other snag is that the fglrx driver causes a temporary cpu lockup of about 11s. --noah 04:25, 6 February 2008 (CET)