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#REDIRECT: [[Laptop/Lenovo]]
The Thinkpad laptops are known for their durability and build quality. However, one must tweak a bit his linux to unleash the real potential of this square box hardware. This one will not be a guide to get a fancy eyecandy-full machine, but fast (considering the hardware) geeky machine, which does the job efficiently.
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==System specs==
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* Intel Pentium M (Dothan) 2.13GHz CPU
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* ATI Mobility FireGL V3200 with 128MB
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* 14.1" TFT display with 1400x1050 resolution
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* 2GB PC2-4200 RAM
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* 80GB 7.2k rpm HDD
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* Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
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* MiniPCI slot with Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Mini-PCI Adapter
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* IBM Integrated Bluetooth IV with 56K Modem (BMDC-3)
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* Intel AC'97 Audio with a AD1981B codec
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* UltraBay Slim with DVD±RW
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* CardBus slot (Type 2)
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* ExpressCard/54 slot
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* IBM Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0
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* IBM Active Protection System
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* Integrated Fingerprint Reader on select systems
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* UltraNav (TrackPoint / Touchpad combo)
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==The installation==
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Well the basic installation can be found in the [[Beginner's Guide]]. However, there was done a lot of customization to suit my need and here I will try to list them.
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Basically what I did was to do several optimizations shown in [[HDAPS]] article as well as in [[tp_smapi]] article. What is more hdd spindown tweaks were applied in order to solve the problem of hd failures due to numerous times when it might get spined down.
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===Config Files (found int /etc/ dir)===
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The contents of /etc/rc.local can be found here.
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==Powersaving and ACPI==
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My handler.sh can be found here.
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==Programs that ease CLI life==
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The list of programs which I usually use for my everyday life:
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* VTE - [[urxvt]]{c,d}
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* Shell - [[zsh]]
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* Editor - [[vim]] (used together with latexsuite)
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* RSS Reader - [[canto]]
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* MPD Client - [[mpd|ncmpcpp]]
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* Versioning system - [[git]]
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* File Manager - [[ranger]]
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* Network Manager - [[wicd]]-curses
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* IRC client - [[weechat]]
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==X.org and friends==
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===Desktop Manager===
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In the beginning I have been using [[SLiM]], but the switch to [[CDM]]. The latter is simpler, faster and far more stable. What is more it might be the case that is more customizable as well.
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===awesomewm and desktop interaction stuff===
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