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manit
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Can T400 run Linux OS?

i want to setup Fedora core 9 on my laptop ( Thinkpad T400) but i am not sure it's driver be supported. help me, pls!
garytr23
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Re: Can T400 run Linux OS?

probably will work, ya.  but you should try the fedora 10 beta instead.
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legolas
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Re: Can T400 run Linux OS?

I would rather recommend you to install Ubuntu 8.10 beta or waint for 15 days to ge ubutnu 8.10 FCS.

I know that it support wireless network card and that ATI graphic card.

 

PS: What ever Operating system you installed, please let me know wheter the integrated camera works or not.

 

Thanks. 

garytr23
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Re: Can T400 run Linux OS?

actually, I'm an ubuntu 8.10 beta user myself, and I recommend it.  I just thought you had a preference for fedora.  Get the newest, whatever distro, for best support.
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legolas
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Re: Can T400 run Linux OS?


garytr23 wrote:
actually, I'm an ubuntu 8.10 beta user myself, and I recommend it.  I just thought you had a preference for fedora.  Get the newest, whatever distro, for best support.

Can you please let me know whether the Lenovo integrated webcam works in ubuntu 8.10?

 

Thanks 

garytr23
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Re: Can T400 run Linux OS?

don't have one unfortunately... actually i'm still waiting for my sl300 to come since august... but I know the t400 has pretty standard hardware.. intel chipset and whatnot.  should work fine if you have a new 2.6.27 kernel.
Message Edited by garytr23 on 10-20-2008 08:18 AM
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pcalarco
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Message 7 of 12

Re: Can T400 run Linux OS?

Fedora 10 preview running nicely on my W500 so this should run well on your T400.  F10 final will be released 11/25.

 

  - pascal

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garytr23
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Re: Can T400 run Linux OS?

I'm getting frustrated with ubuntu 8.10 on the sl300.  I want the new intel driver as fast as possible, so I think i'm going to switch to fedora.  Any advice?  I used redhat a loonnng time ago when it really sucked... from redhat 6.2 to 8, i believe.  At that time they were using a crappy broken version of gcc and I kept getting errors during compiling and wondering why.  Got pretty frustrated.  I've been using ubuntu and debian since then b/c of apt, but I hear yum is pretty decent.
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Re: Can T400 run Linux OS?

You may also want to test Mint 6.0 which should be out in a few weeks...I've had excellent experiences with previous and current versions on ThinkPads...

 

Or, if you want to play, download the beta and see if it works for you:

 

http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=430

 

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

George




In daily use: R60F, R500F, T61, T410

Collecting dust: T60

Enjoying retirement: A31p, T42p,

Non-ThinkPads: Panasonic CF-31 & CF-52, HP 8760W




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garytr23
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Re: Can T400 run Linux OS?

Real clincher for me is annoying wifi with my particular atheros card in Ibex they blacklisted the module for a really stupid reason, i think I read somewhere it's because it didn't work at one point.. and they didn't want to break people's workarounds by fixing it properly.. and I want the latest and greatest intel driver.  I think the bleeding-edgeness of fedora is appealing for now, but I'll probably go back to ubuntu when 9.04 comes around.  Mint doesn't seem to offer anything special to me over ubuntu and debian except extra lag time.

 

Btw, typing this on fedora right now.

Lenovo SL300 Owner
earning an MSECE at GATech, with undergrad in BME.
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