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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.

Models covered
ThinkPad X61 Tablet

Sub-models (7767-B8G) options :
- Video card Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 chipset
- Screen 12.1in MultiView/MultiTouch XGA TFT display with 1024 x 768 TouchScreen
- Wireless card Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
- Pointer TrackPoint
- Dock X6 Tablet UltraBase

Overall Status

Core Components

X60Tablet.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

- OpenGL

{OK}

- Resize-and-Rotate(randr)

{i}

- Switch to External Screen

{OK}

Mouse

- Trackpoint

{OK}

- Tablet (WACOM)

{i}

Modem

[?]

Wireless/Wifi

X-(

Keyboard's Hotkeys

{i}

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 non-free driver and or firmware

Notes

Choice of architecture

Both i386 and amd64 may be used, Should you choose 32-bit or 64-bit Linux?. Surprisingly there is no definitive answer to be found, if you find any please add it here.
It is often said that amd64 will gain you some performance but are there any reliable benchmarks to support that claim? On the other hand it is said that some software is available only under i386 but there are ways for Running 32-bit Applications on 64-bit Debian GNU/Linux. Even if you have the full 4GB capacity of RAM populated, it's supported by 32-bit Linux kernels. So you're free to choose whatever you feel like.

Consideration Rescue and Recovery

Prepare non-free WiFi firmware?

If relaying on wireless for installation you'd need non-free firmware iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode to connect, prepare your removable media, else leave it for after installation when you can install the package firmware-iwlwifi from non-free with ease.

Consult the installation guide about Loading Missing Firmware.

Configuration

Display

Audio

Mouse

Power Management

WiFi

Modem


System Summary

lspci

lsusb

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

USB Host controllers entries (without OHCI, UHCI, EHCI) are removed too.

Resources

Attachments

Some configuration files and sample outputs.

ThinkWiki: X61_Tablet
Official ThinkPad X61 Tablet 7767-B8G support

Credits