Installing OpenSUSE 13.2 on a ThinkPad T500
Lenovo Thinkpad T500 2056-Y4R, BIOS 6FET92WW (3.22), ECP 7VHT16WW (1.06)
This installation instruction describes these parts that do not or do not completely work after my OpenSUSE 13.2 DVD installation using KDE 4 as window manager. If anything does not work as expected, please have a look at the older Installation of OpenSUSE 12.3 on a ThinkPad T500 for possible workarounds that I forgot to mention here. However, almost everything seems to work fine.
Since the default BIOS settings Switchable Graphics caused high power consumption in the past, I changed the BIOS settings from Switchable to Internal graphics before installation. Please read Switchable Graphics for the pros and cons. Note that I did not test the ATI graphics.
# mkinitrdin order to prevent loading of unnecessary modules.
If you enable autofs, the system will not boot correctly anymore.  If you do not mind users logging in before the autofs mounts are available, use this workaround: disable autofs.service, copy /usr/lib/systemd/system/autofs.service to /etc/systemd/system/autofs.service, remove the line Before=systemd-logind.service from /etc/systemd/system/autofs.service, enable autofs.service.
Suspend to RAM works out of the box. Note that I neither tested Switchable Graphics nor Suspend to Disk.