Debian (and any other Linux release) on an IBM ThinkPad R60 (type 9461-54G)

Linux on laptops

Global info

CPUOKT2400 @ 1.83GHz
ACPI
suspend to disk
OK
graphicsOKSee 'xorg' tip below
displayOK
soundOKIntel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
mouse/trackpadOKaltough a little to fast in default Gnome settings
LANOK1Gb
WiFiOKIntel PRO Wireless 3945ABG, see below
USBOK

Xorg

This configuration-file for xorg which enables accellerated dual screen (works with single screen as well) support (without garbled cursor).

WiFi

When you use a 2.6.18 (or older) kernel, you need the following packages: Especially the 'ipw3945d' userspace daemon is essential: only if that one runs, the wlan0-interface will appear.

Using the light above the internal screen

Pidgin

Pidgin has a plugin which blinks the light above the internal screen when an IM message is received. The plugin is called 'pidgin-blinklight' and can be found under 'tools' -> 'plugins' and then scroll to:

xmms

For letting xmms blink the light one can install the 'rocklight' package. Please note that 'xmms' is in the process of being removed from Debian though.



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