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This is ThinkWiki, the new Wiki Web for Thinkpad users. Here you find anything you need to install your favourite Linux distribution on your Thinkpad.

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The ThinkWiki Software will be updated within the next few days. This may cause unexpected behaviour. Sorry for inconvinience!


Hardware Specifications (Hardware specs of Thinkpad models)
Thinkpad Technologies (special features of Thinkpads)
Components (ThinkPad components)
AddOns (Additional hardware to use with your Thinkpad)
Known Problems (Known problem with certain Thinkpads)
Battery Information (Hints to expand your Thinkpads battery life)
BIOS Upgrade (How to keep your BIOS up to date)


ThinkPad Installation (How to install your favorite OS)
Driver Installation (How to make certain drivers work)
Preload Recovery (How to recover the preloaded OS)
Power Management (How to get Suspend, Speedstep etc. working)
Special Keys (How to setup/configure the extra keys)
IrDA (How to get IrDA working)
BIOS-Bootsplash (How to change the IBM BIOS bootsplash)

Drivers and Patches

Drivers (Useful drivers for Thinkpads)
Tools (Useful Tools for Thinkpads)
Patches (Thinkpad related Patches to existing tools or drivers)
Scripts (Thinkpad related scripts)
Configs (useful configuration files)


08.09.2021: New server hardware.
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 pleased to announce our new partnership with
28.06.2011: ThinkWiki has been upgraded to MediaWiki 1.17.0.
07.06.2011: 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!
More News

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.

Statistics and Tuning

3D FPS comparisons (glxgears measurements and similar)

Further Information

Mailinglists (talk to other people and get help)
important Thinkpad Links (links to useful sites regarding Thinkpads)
IRC-Channels (for urgent help and chatter)

To experiment with this wiki try ThinkWiki:Sandbox. See the User's Guide for usage and configuration help.