Installing Fedora 8 on a ThinkPad T61p
Installing Fedora 8 on a T61p
This document outlines configuring Fedora 8 on your Thinkpad T61p. Most items will work out of the box and a base install will provide you with an almost completely working system. Due to the modular nature of the T61 there are many different configuration, please read carefully and only make the changes specific to your system.
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- Booting from the installation CD/DVD is only working in text mode due to the nVidia cards, you can use later vesa mode or nVidia drivers or livna nVidia drivers for X
You have following alternatives for your graphics in X:
- vesa mode, no 3D support
- nVidia drivers, download from the vendor
- nVidia drivers by livna (prefered)
The last options is provided by following packages: kmod-nvidia, xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.
Important note: the synaptics driver, which is detected by default does not give the acceleration setting to a attached mouse or the trackpoint. Please replace the section for the synaptics driver with the following one:
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Logitech" Driver "mouse" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7" Option "Protocol" "auto" EndSection
Nvidia Quadro N140 and 570M:
The brightness controls do not work, however you can switch to a virtual terminal (ctrl+alt+F1) increase or decrease the brightness and then switch back to X (ctrl+alt+F7) without disrupting the running applications. In a few rare cases switching back to X (ctrl+alt+7) may freeze your computer with a black screen so save any open documents before switching out.
When using the vesa driver the brightness controls do work. So this problem seems to be related to the nvidia driver.
Working, volume keys not tested yet.
Ethernet is fully supported. Wlan seems to be too but not tested yet.
Suspend to RAM