ThinkWiki - Linux ThinkPad Wiki

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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.

5,631 users have registered since September 2004 and created 1,417 articles, with 57,829 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

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

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

12 July 2020

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