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Installing Linux Mandrake 10.0 on IBM ThinkPad 770
Installing Linux Mandrake 10.0 on IBM ThinkPad 770

Last updated: july 2004


General Hardware Specifications of IBM ThinkPad 770:

Hardware Components


Status Under Linux


Notes

Mobile Pentium® MMX Processor, 233 MHz

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

13.3 SVGA+ TFT Display

Works

Select 1024x768 LCD Display in Installer

Trident Cyber 9397 2MB Video


Works after tuning


Select "Trident" driver  and 1024x768 + 65000 colors in Installer

160MB, SDRAM

Works

No special procedure required during installation

5.1 GB Hard Drive

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Ultrabay Floppy Drive

Works after tuning

Need to run "harddrake" daemon and reboot

Integrated Network Card

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Crystal CS4232 Sound Card

Works after tuning

Need to add in /etc/modules.conf these lines (last line must be on a single line) :

alias sound-slot-0 cs4232

options sound dmabuf=1

alias synth0 opl3

options opl3 io=0x388

options cs4232 io=0x530 irq=5
dma=1 dma2=0 mpuio=0x330 mpuirq=5

Ultrabay 24X CD-ROM Drive

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Serial port

Works after tuning

Need to be open with the IBM "Configuration utility for DOS" ps2.exe and the commands:

ps2 sera add 2
ps2 sera enable

Infrared

Not tested

Not tested

Suspend-to-disk

Doesn't work perfectly

Sound and USB don't come back after suspend

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.3-7mdk


Basic Installation of Linux Mandrake:


Unresolved issues


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