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{{DISPLAYTITLE:ThinkWiki - Linux Thinkpad Wiki}}
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'''ThinkWiki suffered a massive loss of data. Also most of the backups are affected. We are working day and night time to recover everything left in the backups. During this process the wiki will be read-only.
 
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'''Introduction'''
 
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This is '''[[ThinkWiki:About | ThinkWiki]]''', the Wiki Web for IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad users.
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This is '''[[ThinkWiki:About | ThinkWiki]]''', the Wikipedia for IBM and Lenovo ThinkPad users.
Here you find anything you need to install your favourite [[Linux]] [[Distribution|distribution]] on [[:Category:Models|your ThinkPad]]. [[:Category:Windows|Windows]] users shouldn't run away, there's a lot of useful information for them as well.
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In here, you can find anything you need to install your favourite [[Linux]] [[Distribution|distribution]] on your [[:Category:Models|ThinkPad]]. [[:Category:Windows|Windows]] users shouldn't run away, there's a lot of useful information for them as well. Some Linux information for Mac users also can be found here.
  
{{NUMBEROFUSERS}} [[Special:Listusers|users]] have registered since Sep. 2004 and created {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} articles ({{NUMBEROFEDITS}} page edits so far).
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{{NUMBEROFUSERS}} [[Special:Listusers|users]] have registered since September 2004 and created {{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} articles, with {{NUMBEROFEDITS}} page edits so far.  
  
 
Please [[ThinkWiki:Support | support us]] and [[:Category:NeedsEditing|help to extend]] this wiki. Thank you!
 
Please [[ThinkWiki:Support | support us]] and [[:Category:NeedsEditing|help to extend]] this wiki. Thank you!
<div align="right"><small>'''More [[ThinkWiki:About|about ThinkWiki]]'''</small></div>
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'''[[ThinkWiki:Accounts|Account creation on ThinkWiki]]'''
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<div align="right"><small>'''[[ThinkWiki:About|More about ThinkWiki]]'''</small></div>
 
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'''Hardware'''
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'''Hardware and Software'''
  
 
* [[Hardware Specifications]] <tt>(Hardware specs of ThinkPad models)</tt><br />
 
* [[Hardware Specifications]] <tt>(Hardware specs of ThinkPad models)</tt><br />
* [[ThinkPad Technologies]] <tt>(special features of ThinkPads)</tt><br />
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* [[Hardware Modifications]] <tt>(Modifications, usually in form of upgrades, for ThinkPads)</tt><br />
* [[Components and AddOns| Components & AddOns]] <tt>(ThinkPad components and addons)</tt><br />
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* [[ThinkPad Technologies]] <tt>(Features specific to ThinkPads)</tt><br />
* [[BIOS Upgrade]] <tt>(How to keep your BIOS up to date)</tt><br />
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* [[Components and AddOns]] <tt>(Components and add-ons used in ThinkPads)</tt><br />
* [[Known Problems]] <tt>(Known problem with certain ThinkPads)</tt><br />
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* [[BIOS Upgrade]] <tt>(How to keep your ThinkPad's BIOS up to date)</tt><br />
* [[Error Codes and Beep Codes | Error Codes & Beeps]] <tt>(BIOS numerical and beep error codes)</tt><br />
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* [[Custom BIOS]] <tt>(Modified BIOS images to remove restrictions and errors)</tt><br />
* [[Hardware Hacking]] <tt>(Mods and stuff)</tt><br />
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* [[Error Codes and Beep Codes]] <tt>(BIOS numerical and beep error codes)</tt><br />
* [[Maintenance]] <tt>(How to keep your ThinkPad nice and shiny)</tt><br />
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* [[Known Problems]] <tt>(Chronic problems which appear in ThinkPads)</tt><br />
* [[Buyers Guide]] <tt>(Hints on buying ThinkPads)</tt>
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* [[Maintenance]] <tt>(Keeping your ThinkPad alive)</tt><br />
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* [[:Category:Software|Lenovo Software]] <tt>(Software preloaded by Lenovo)</tt><br />
 
<div align="right"><small>'''[[:Category:Models|ThinkPad models]]'''</small></div>
 
<div align="right"><small>'''[[:Category:Models|ThinkPad models]]'''</small></div>
 
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* [[HOWTOs - Driver Installation | Driver Installation]] <tt>(How to make certain drivers work)</tt><br />
 
* [[HOWTOs - Driver Installation | Driver Installation]] <tt>(How to make certain drivers work)</tt><br />
 
* [[How to recover the preloaded OS | Preload Recovery]] <tt>(How to recover the preloaded OS)</tt><br />
 
* [[How to recover the preloaded OS | Preload Recovery]] <tt>(How to recover the preloaded OS)</tt><br />
* [[How to make use of Power Management features | Power Management]] <tt>(How to get Suspend, Speedstep etc. working)</tt><br />
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* [[How to make use of Power Management features | Power Management]] <tt>(How to get Suspend, SpeedStep etc. working)</tt><br />
 
* [[How to get special keys to work | Special Keys]] <tt>(How to setup/configure the extra keys)</tt><br />
 
* [[How to get special keys to work | Special Keys]] <tt>(How to setup/configure the extra keys)</tt><br />
 
* [[HOWTOs - Performance | Performance]] <tt>(How to optimize your system)</tt><br />
 
* [[HOWTOs - Performance | Performance]] <tt>(How to optimize your system)</tt><br />
* [[How to change the BIOS bootsplash screen | BIOS-Bootsplash]] <tt>(How to change the IBM BIOS bootsplash)</tt>
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* [[How to change the BIOS bootsplash screen | BIOS-Bootsplash]] <tt>(How to change the BIOS's boot splash image)</tt>
 
<div align="right"><small>'''[[Help:Reading|How to read ThinkWiki]]'''</small></div>
 
<div align="right"><small>'''[[Help:Reading|How to read ThinkWiki]]'''</small></div>
 
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* [[Drivers]] <tt>(Useful drivers for ThinkPads)</tt><br />
 
* [[Drivers]] <tt>(Useful drivers for ThinkPads)</tt><br />
* [[Tools]] <tt>(Useful Tools for ThinkPads)</tt><br />
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* [[Tools]] <tt>(Useful tools for ThinkPads)</tt><br />
 
* [[Patches]] <tt>(ThinkPad related patches)</tt><br />
 
* [[Patches]] <tt>(ThinkPad related patches)</tt><br />
 
* [[:Category:Scripts|Scripts]] <tt>(ThinkPad related scripts)</tt><br />
 
* [[:Category:Scripts|Scripts]] <tt>(ThinkPad related scripts)</tt><br />
* [[Configs]] <tt>(useful configuration files)</tt><br />
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* [[Configs]] <tt>(Useful configuration files for ThinkPads)</tt><br />
 
<div align="right"><small>'''[[:Category:ThinkWiki|Categories]]'''</small></div>
 
<div align="right"><small>'''[[:Category:ThinkWiki|Categories]]'''</small></div>
 
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'''Further Information'''
 
'''Further Information'''
[[:Category:Glossary | Glossary]] <tt>(explanations of special terms)</tt><br />
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[[mailinglists | Mailinglists ]] <tt>(talk to other people and get help)</tt><br />
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* [[:Category:Glossary | Glossary]] <tt>(Explanations of special terms)</tt><br />
[[links | important ThinkPad Links]] <tt>(links to useful sites)</tt><br />
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* [[mailinglists | Mailinglists ]] <tt>(Talk to other people and get help)</tt><br />
[[IRC | IRC-Channels ]] <tt>(for urgent help and chatter)</tt>
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* [[links | Important Links]] <tt>(Links to useful sites)</tt><br />
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* [[IRC | IRC-Channels ]] <tt>(For urgent help and chatter)</tt>
 
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'''ThinkWiki News'''
 
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<div align="right"><small>'''More [[ThinkWiki:News|News]]'''</small></div>
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<div align="right"><small>'''[[ThinkWiki:News|More news]]'''</small></div>
 
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'''Industry Watch'''
 
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'''Recent changes'''
 
'''Recent changes'''
 
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<div style="font-size:small;color:black;">{{Special:Recentchanges/5}}</div>
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[[Special:Benchmarks | 3D FPS comparisons ]] <tt>(glxgears measurements and similar)</tt>
 
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To experiment with this wiki please try [[ThinkWiki:Sandbox]].  
 
To experiment with this wiki please try [[ThinkWiki:Sandbox]].  
 
See the [http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide User's Guide] for usage and configuration help.
 
See the [http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User%27s_Guide User's Guide] for usage and configuration help.

Latest revision as of 16:18, 15 March 2021

Introduction

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This is ThinkWiki, the Wikipedia for IBM and Lenovo ThinkPad users. In here, you can find anything you need to install your favourite Linux distribution on your ThinkPad. Windows users shouldn't run away, there's a lot of useful information for them as well. Some Linux information for Mac users also can be found here.

5,633 users have registered since September 2004 and created 1,430 articles, with 58,837 page edits so far.

Please support us and help to extend this wiki. Thank you!

Account creation on ThinkWiki

Hardware and Software

HOWTOs

Drivers and Patches

  • Drivers (Useful drivers for ThinkPads)
  • Tools (Useful tools for ThinkPads)
  • Patches (ThinkPad related patches)
  • Scripts (ThinkPad related scripts)
  • Configs (Useful configuration files for ThinkPads)

Further Information

ThinkWiki News

15.03.2021: ThinkWiki has been upgraded to MediaWiki 1.31.12.
01.08.2020: Scheduled downtime due to service maintenance
31.03.2018: Major security update on server software.
10.05.2017: All insecure elements have been removed from ThinkWiki.
08.03.2017: ThinkWiki now uses SSL/TLS by default.
01.01.2016: ThinkWiki wishes all users a happy new year!
08.02.2015: ThinkWiki got new awesome hardware!
31.01.2015: ThinkWiki has been upgraded to MediaWiki 1.24.1.
06.08.2013: Cleanup action: All users with no page edits older than 90 days will get purged.
01.05.2013: ThinkWiki has been upgraded to MediaWiki 1.20.5.
01.05.2013: Sorry for some downtime today (and yesterday)
13.08.2012: ThinkWiki got new hardware!
13.08.2012: ThinkWiki suffered a partial data loss
03.02.2012: ThinkWiki has been upgraded to MediaWiki 1.18.1.
15.10.2011: We are pleases to announce our new partnership with thinkpads.com
28.06.2011: ThinkWiki has been upgraded to MediaWiki 1.17.0.
07.06.2011: ibm.com MIGR Doc links are dead! Please convert any dead links to use the IBMDOCURL or LNVDOCURL template
20.03.2011: User account creation temporarily disabled, until we have an effective way to reduce SPAM.
08.02.2011: ThinkWiki has been upgraded to MediaWiki 1.16.2.
17.05.2010: ThinkWiki got shiny new hardware!

Industry Watch

30.07.2020: New fglrx driver version 20.30 released
18.12.2015: New fglrx driver version 15.12 released
24.04.2012: New fglrx driver version 12.4 released
28.09.2011: New fglrx driver version 11.9 released
19.02.2009: Ubuntu 10.04 will use nouveau drivers for nVidia GPUs. See this Phoronix article .
29.01.2009: New fglrx driver version 9.1 released with support for OpenGL 3.0, Hybrid Crossfile and Multiview.
18.09.2008: New fglrx driver version 8.9 (8.532) released.
10.06.2008: Engadget got some leaked technical specs of the new ThinkPads.
16.04.2008: New fglrx driver version 8.1 (8.476) released.
14.04.2008: Lenovo's entire new ThinkPad line leaked, X300 gets siblings. See Gizmodo for details.
18.01.2008: New fglrx driver version 8.1 (8.454) released.

Recent changes

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