InstallingDebianOn/Ratings

Models covered
Thinkpad T42

Sub-models (2373) options :
- Video card (ATI radeon)
- Wireless card
- Disk and Ram size, optical device

Overall Status

Core Components

InstallingDebianOn/Thinkpad/T60/etch/T60-models_nov06.jpg

Boot Standard Kernel:

{OK}

LAN network card:

{OK}

Detect CD/DVD:

{OK}

Detect hard drives:

{OK}

Extra Features

CPU Frequency Scaling

{OK}

Hibernation

{OK}

Sleep / Suspend

{OK}

Xorg (ati radeon models)

[?]

- OpenGL

[?]

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

{OK}

Switch to External Screen

[?]

Mouse

- Built-in (Trackpoint)

{OK}

- Built-in (Touchpad)

{OK}

Modem

[?]

Wireless/Wifi (2200 models)

{OK} X-(

Keyboard's Hotkeys

{OK}

Legend :
{OK} = OK ; {X} Unsupported(No Driver) ; /!\ = Error (Couldn't get it working); [?] Unknown, Not Test ; [-] Not-applicable
{i} = Configuration Required; X-( = Only works with a proprietary driver

DebianOn is an effort to document how to install, configure and use Debian on some specific hardware. Therefore potential buyers would know if that hardware is supported and owner would know how get the best out of that hardware.

The purpose is not to duplicate the Debian Official Documentation, but to document how to install Debian on some specific hardware.

Important Note

(none)

Configuration

This computer can be purchased in one of the following video adapter :

Display

Xorg

The graphic adapter is an "ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]"
(device_identifier/PCI 1002:4c57)

Xwindow was properly configured automatically (using Driver "radeon").

OpenGL

(not covered)

Switching to External Screen

Use a RandR tool, like gnome's scren resolution or xrandr.

Audio / Intel hda 82801G

Device is a "Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller"

(device_identifier/PCI 8086:24c5)

Which uses "Intel HDA driver" module : snd_intel8x0

it was configured properly out of the box.

Keyboard

The Thinkpad hotkeys aren't all handled the same way : Some are captured as ACPI, some aren't.

package: hotkey-setup

key

Action

Status

Comments

Fn+F3

Lock screen

Working

Fn+F4

Suspend

Working

Fn+F5

Wireless

Working

Fn+F7

Switch screen

Not tested

Fn+F12

Hibrernation

Working

Power-Management keys

Lock screen

Mouse

The Thinkpad T60 has a two built-in mouse : a Touchpad and a Trackpoint (both working out of the box). Each mouse's data is available through a separate /dev/input/mouse{0,1} and the combination of both events are available in /dev/input/mice.

Built-in Touchpad

(device identifier "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad", as reported by cat /proc/bus/input/devices) The first mouse is Synaptics Touchpad. If you want to tweak default configuration/behaviour, use touchpad configuration tool: package: (optional:tpconfig)

Works out of the box.

Built-in Trackpoint

(device identifier "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint", as reported by cat /proc/bus/input/devices)

The other built-in mouse is a Trackpoint. The mouse was working, but middle button doesn't scroll by default, some tweaking was required :

/etc/X11/xorg.conf
        Section "InputDevice"
                Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
                Driver          "mouse"
                Option          "CorePointer"
                Option          "Device"               "/dev/input/mice"
                Option          "Protocol"             "ImPS/2"
                #Comment this line out.
                #Option          "Emulate3Buttons"      "true"
                #add those three lines
                Option          "EmulateWheel"          "true"
                Option          "EmulateWheelTimeOut" "200"
                Option          "EmulateWheelButton"    "2"
                #more information http://thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_configure_the_TrackPoint
        EndSection

Power Management

Configuring Suspend

(Needs Testing) Works out of the box.

Configuring Hibernation

Works out of the box.

CPU Frequency scaling

Enabled by default (see cpufreq-info)

Wifi / Intel 2200

Bluetooth

Some Thinkpad have a built-in "Actiontec Electronics, Inc. [hex] BMDC-2 IBM Bluetooth III w.56k" bluetooth adapter.
(?device identifier/USB 1668:2441)

Modem


System Summary

lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller [8086:3340] (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller [8086:3341] (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24c2] (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24c4] (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:24c7] (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24cd] (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24cc] (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller [8086:24ca] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller [8086:24c3] (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:24c5] (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:24c6] (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500] [1002:4c57]
02:00.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI4520 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac46] (rev 01)
02:00.1 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI4520 PC card Cardbus Controller [104c:ac46] (rev 01)
02:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Mobile) [8086:101e] (rev 03)
02:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection [8086:4220] (rev 05)

lsusb

lsusb -v | grep -E '\<(Bus|iProduct|bDeviceClass|bDeviceProtocol)' 2>/dev/null

Bus 003 Device 007: ID 1668:2441 Actiontec Electronics, Inc. [hex] BMDC-2 IBM Bluetooth III w.56k
  bDeviceClass          224 Wireless
  bDeviceProtocol         1 Bluetooth
  iProduct                0 
      (Bus Powered)
  (Bus Powered)
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0483:2016 SGS Thomson Microelectronics Fingerprint Reader
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceProtocol         0 
  iProduct                2 Biometric Coprocessor
      (Bus Powered)
  (Bus Powered)

without OHCI, UHCI, EHCI Host controllers entries

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.

(none)

Credits