Talk:Installing Slackware 11.0 on a ThinkPad R60

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My intention is to finish this page to the point that i have my own notebook to when i can find time in the next couple weeks. Although most of the information here can be found in other places in Thinkwiki, some of it has been a process of trial and error. Getting this notebook operating smoothly has been quite challenging simply due to the lack of comprehensive information in one place for the Slackware distro. After i finish the full guide, i intend to HOPEFULLY start moving things out of the Non-Working column and explain how the fix was achieved. If you find errors in grammer, facts, or methodology, by all means. . .

It looks like i may be without my Thinkpad for a while. . . i've run into a problem with which i don't have a solution: When i have headphones plugged in i get horid static if i play anything over ~64kbps (no idea why), but this is unacceptable to me, so i'm going to have to have it repaired. Anyway, enough about my problems, i'm going to try to continue adding to the page from some notes that i have, but i may hit a roadblock, futher updates as events warrent.

thanks --Lucidity 08:06, 25 October 2006 (CEST)

ARRRGGGHH!!! I got my Thinkpad back from being repaired, only to find that they broke more than they fixed. Although the headphone jack now works, the external speakers don't work at all, there's a bunch of wadded up tape in the PCMCIA slot, and the fingerprint scanner doesn't work. These people are a bunch of yo-yo's. As much as i hate to believe it, it seems that Lenovo has already destroyed what IBM had built. I'm very sad to have to say that i would neot recommend that anyone purchase this machine. Drop the extra money and get the T43p, at least that has a system board that isn't 75% faulty. Also note, when they repair your machine they replace the new part with a referbished part, so once everything faulty is replaced you end up with a completely refurbished laptop. If i had wanted one that was refurbished for the price of a new one i would have bought it on e-bay. Buyer beware.

I know this is really beyond the scope of the purpose of the discussion, but i needed to vent.

--Lucidity 02:25, 12 November 2006 (CET)