Installing Gentoo on a ThinkPad X40
ipw2200 driver (intel wireless nic)
don't forget to compile it as a module : http://bugs.gentoo.org/202557
cf http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/TuxOnIce :
select lzo compression in "make menuconfig"
change tuxonice.conf accordingly
laptop_mode and other power management tips
Fan Control : http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Lenovo_Thinkpad_T61#Fan_control
(note that if Fan Control doesn't seem to work anymore after a system update you may need to run pwmconfig again and select manual controls by answering "y" at the first question)
I've used phc with the hagan voltages found on : http://www.gentoo-wiki.info/Pentium_M/Undervolting which translate to the following phc vids :
x40 ~ # cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/phc_vids 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0
Note : some versions of linux 2.6.34 need to be patched for phc_intel to be loadable : http://www.linux-phc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=195
The packages sys-power/phctool and sys-power/phc-intel with support up to 2.6.36 were included in the main tree.
(exploration notes : the phc kernel patch is included in sys-kernel/zen-sources see also : http://zen-kernel.org/included-code and http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-805069.html )
x11 with x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel-2.9.1 crashing the machine
Apparently solved with x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel-2.11.0 : http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-803621.html