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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.
 
 
 
==System specs==
 
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* Intel Pentium M (Dothan) 2.13GHz CPU
 
* ATI Mobility FireGL V3200 with 128MB
 
* 14.1" TFT display with 1400x1050 resolution
 
* 2GB PC2-4200 RAM
 
* 80GB 7.2k rpm HDD
 
 
 
 
 
* Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
 
* MiniPCI slot with Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Mini-PCI Adapter
 
* IBM Integrated Bluetooth IV with 56K Modem (BMDC-3)
 
 
 
 
 
* Intel AC'97 Audio with a AD1981B codec
 
* UltraBay Slim with DVD±RW
 
* CardBus slot (Type 2)
 
* ExpressCard/54 slot
 
* IBM Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0
 
* IBM Active Protection System
 
* Integrated Fingerprint Reader on select systems
 
* UltraNav (TrackPoint / Touchpad combo)
 
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==The installation==
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
===Config Files (found int /etc/ dir)===
 
 
 
The contents of /etc/rc.local can be found here.
 
 
 
==Powersaving and ACPI==
 
 
 
My handler.sh can be found here.
 
 
 
==Programs that ease CLI life==
 
 
 
The list of programs which I usually use for my everyday life:
 
* VTE - [[urxvt]]{c,d}
 
* Shell - [[zsh]]
 
* Editor - [[vim]] (used together with latexsuite)
 
* RSS Reader - {{AUR|canto}}
 
* MPD Client - [[mpd|ncmpcpp]]
 
* Versioning system - [[git]]
 
* File Manager - [[ranger]]
 
* Network Manager - [[wicd]]-curses
 
* IRC client - [[weechat]]
 
 
 
==X.org and friends==
 
 
 
===Desktop Manager===
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
===awesomewm and desktop interaction stuff===
 

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