Support in other languages: 
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 

Welcome to the Forums!

Welcome to Lenovo's Peer-to-Peer Discussion Community!
Please note our guidelines. How to register and login and Community FAQs.

Help Lenovo Shape the Future of PCs

Take the ownership survey. Share your ideas with our product team

Community Spotlight

Visit the Community Blog

Are you ready for Windows 10?

Get to know Windows 10
Visit the Windows 10 Support Center
Reply
Paper Tape
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-24-2008
Location: New York
0 Kudos

ThinkPad R61 w/Linux

I just purchased this ThinkPad R61 with Linux, and it seems to have a few glitches.  The ThinkVantage blue button does nothing at all when you press it.  The DVD program "Totem" does not play a DVD, comes up with error message as follows:

Totem cannot play this type of media (DVD) because you do not have the appropriate plugins to handle it.  Please install necessary plugins & restart.

Anybody got any idea?  I am relatively new at this, so any help anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You
Bit Torrent
Posts: 3,212
Registered: ‎02-16-2008
Location: Australia
0 Kudos

Re: ThinkPad R61 w/Linux

For DVD player, get VLC so something.
Paper Tape
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎05-08-2008
Location: East Coast, USA
0 Kudos

Re: ThinkPad R61 w/Linux

Hey I'm assuming you have OpenSuse on your computer.  I'm currently running Ubuntu on my R61 and its flawless.  If you go over to www.ubuntuforums.org they can help you.  They'll help you even if you run Opensuse.  Just tell them your specs.
Highlighted
Serial Port
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎01-31-2008
Location: Israel Tel-Aviv Yaffo
0 Kudos

Re: ThinkPad R61 w/Linux

Yes I have run DVD Movies on Ubuntu that asks you to download codecs.
Samuel Cohen
Jaffa

Lenovo J200 Desktop with Linux
Paper Tape
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎06-23-2008
Location: Tennessee, USA
0 Kudos

Re: ThinkPad R61 w/Linux

What is the ThinkVantage button supposed to do while operating under Linux?
Retired Moderator
Posts: 1,184
Registered: ‎11-20-2007
Location: Iowa, USA
0 Kudos

Re: ThinkPad R61 w/Linux

Nothing, unless you map it to something. There is no ThinkVantage program for Linux.
______________________________________________________
T60 2623-D7U, 3 GB Ram. Dual boot XP and Linux Mint.
T400 2765-T7U Windows 7

Registered Linux User #160145

FYI: I am not employed by Lenovo