Installing OpenSUSE 10.1 on a ThinkPad T43
Most things run just fine after installation, the Rest I got working with the great articles here.
Finish article - it's not done yet!
The automatic shrinking of the NTFS-partition did not work during the Installation of SUSE, so I shrinked it with QtParted from a Knoppix-DVD. To be able to boot Windows and Linux (via Grub) and the Recovery-System (with ), install the bootloader in the new, extended partition (usually /dev/sda).
Besides that, everything went fine, most Hardware was set up correctly: Graphics Card, Touchpad and Trackpoint, WLAN, Bluetooth, Modem (yet untested), Volume Control.
Everything set up correctly, ibm-acpi ist installed, Suspend-to-RAM and Suspend-to-Disk work with the keys already assigned to them. I still miss RediSafe though, maybe I'll use Software Suspend 2 some day.
The Standard driver did work for 2D, but with no 3D acceleration. When I added
Section "Module" [...] Load "glx" [...] EndSection
to my /etc/X11/xorg.conf, the 3D acceleration worked with the OpenSource driver, but now there were problems with Suspend. So I decided for the proprietary fglrx-Driver directly from Ati. Installed fine, after I created a distribution-specific rpm with the Installer.