IBM ThinkPad T43p
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.
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.
Config Files (found int /etc/ dir)
The contents of /etc/rc.local:
#!/bin/bash # # /etc/rc.local: Local multi-user startup script. # #Laptop related stuff /usr/bin/hal-disable-polling --device /dev/scd0 /usr/sbin/iwpriv your_wireless_interface set_power 5 hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda cpufreq-set -g powersave #Setting battery thresholds: set_bat_thresh 0 40 80 #HDAPS insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/extra/hdaps.ko invert=1 /etc/rc.d/hdapsd start #Restarting acpid in case the handler.sh is not loaded properly /etc/rc.d/acpid restart