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Linux on T60

#1 Post by AJJ » Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:41 am

I have installed Linux on T60 laptop. Everything works fine without any issues.

Anyone have any issue with Linux on T60 please reply here and I will support you.

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#2 Post by laundromatt » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:56 am

which distro are you using?
T60: 2623-D6U
X41: 2526-A29

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#3 Post by AJJ » Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:56 am

open SUSE 10.2 and Ubuntu 6.10

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#4 Post by syedj » Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:51 am

I have tried Kubuntu 6.10 (Ubuntu 6.10 with KDE), everything worked out of the box. I couldn't get Beryl to work though but but maybe I didn't try hard enough. I had dual boot Windows XP and Kubuntu, grub added another boot option of the rescue and recovery partition. I didn't try R&R though but instead used the media to restore the HDD to factory settings.

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#5 Post by tstadler » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:19 pm

Admin will move this thread, it should be in the Linux section but,
I have loaded FC6 and Ubuntu 6.06,610,7.04 32 and 64 bit on my t7200 T60 and can tell you 32 bit is alot easier. Try 64 if you want a challenge with 6.06,6.10 to install you have to pass kernel params to even boot due to the sata bridge and 64bit. And with 64 bit if you adjust creen brightness past the normal amount is causes the xserver to restart on FC or Ubuntu.
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#6 Post by Temetka » Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:38 pm

I am loading Fedora Core on my T41P right now. took me about 20 minutes to go through and verify all the packages. I refuse to let the OS decide what is installed by default. There are just too many things I don't need such as perl and python, but gcc and gtk+ are required. The default install wont do that.

If Fedora can't do what I want, which is basically a network oriented OS with minimal daemons running (for security purposes) then it's either NetBSD or Backtrack (http://www.remote-exploit.org). Great distro, check it out. It is not for Linux newbs or those who like to OS to hold their hands, in other words: it's a great way to learn linux by trial by fire.
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#7 Post by iMav » Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:38 am

If you are looking for a minimal install, Gentoo is definitely the way to go. (but you'll have to live with at least python...as the package management system uses it) :)

A linux installation without perl and python...that's darn near blasphemy!

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minimal install

#8 Post by MeaninglessNick » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:55 am

Debian is also good for a minimal install. One of the standard installation images (netinst) installs only enough to run the networking to to do the rest of the install. At this point most people install more packages, but it is not required.
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#9 Post by Hamid » Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:54 pm

AJJ wrote:open SUSE 10.2 and Ubuntu 6.10
Could you get the modem working in openSUSE 10.2?
I can't get the Lenovo OEM driver work, and the latest RPM from linuxant.com is way to slow .....(14.4 Kbps)

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#10 Post by Temetka » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:14 pm

iMav wrote:A linux installation without perl and python...that's darn near blasphemy!
Ha!

That is true. However I don't do very much programming aside from the odd shell script or two. I haven't tried gentoo or debian. I have used in the past:

RedHat <-- Good, works fine
SuSE <-- My personal fav. It's gotta be the chameleon!
Madrake <-- meh. works ok I guess
Backtrack 2 / Whax <-- great for pen-testing
Ubuntu <-- Works good. Not my style though. Not a fan of Gnome, haven't tried Kubuntu.
NetBSD <-- Not Linux, but it is fantabulous.

Here is what I basically need:
OpenOffice
Networking (wifi and / or ethernet)
Serial (for Cisco)
KDE and / or fluxbox
Mahjong (sp?)
vi

That's about it. So very minimal. I do require all my hardware to work though. In 2007 Linux should support every device in my laptop. I understand there are issues with ACPI and I can work with that. However networking (wifi, ethernet and modem) should all work out of the box. It's an IBM machine with Intel hardware through and through. You can't get much more stock than that.

I do love Linux though. It's been a few months, but I am totally ready to come back into the fold.

I just booted up Fedora 6. It doesn't see my wifi out of the box. I could download, configure and install a driver. Why bother though, other distros will have it built in. Gonna wipe it.

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#11 Post by Leikeze Ajnin » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:19 pm

I was thinking of trying out PCLinuxOS, mostly because I've tried just about every distro at this point. I've tried the live CD on the T-60; ATI X1300 driver does not appear to come on the CD, but the site has nice instructions on how to install the proprietary driver from ATI. Unfortunately, now is not the best time to repartition my hard disk since I'm in the middle of stuff. Unless I could install over the R&R partition that I don't intend to use... could I? I don't see any reason why not, but eh, I'm in no rush to try and find out.
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#12 Post by Temetka » Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:38 pm

I will be installing Gentoo today. I just got the 2006.1 release Live DVD. It has an installer in it. Picked up all the hardware in my T41p. There does seem to be a minor screen issue at 1400x1050 although I believe that this is due to it being a live CD and not have native ATI drivers loaded up right now. I can live with 1024x768 until I ge the drivers downloaded and installed.

Seems to be a good distro. I am going to give a few months to live on the T41p and see how it goes. If all works out I just might have found my new distro of choice. I really want to get enlightenment up and running as it seems to be a very slick and light UI. Extremely customizable as well which gives it huge bonus points in my book.
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