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===Intel 4965 WiFi===
 
===Intel 4965 WiFi===
 
If, like me, you chose the free upgrade, well, that sucks for you, there are no drivers.   
 
If, like me, you chose the free upgrade, well, that sucks for you, there are no drivers.   
Ndiswrapper can work, but make sure you use the NETw4x32 drivers, the others won't work.
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Use Ndiswrapper with the NETw4x32 drivers, the others won't work.
  
 
==Xorg==
 
==Xorg==

Revision as of 16:09, 14 August 2007

SATA and Linux

If there are boot problems, try going from AHCI to compatibility in the BIOS. I don't really know what is going on here, but my computer works in compatibility, I haven't tried AHCI.

Wireless

Intel 4965 WiFi

If, like me, you chose the free upgrade, well, that sucks for you, there are no drivers. Use Ndiswrapper with the NETw4x32 drivers, the others won't work.

Xorg

Widescreen

Hwd did not do the monitor widescreen (1200x800) properly, and it was instead doing 1024x768. In xorg.conf, here is the relevant section:

Section "Screen"
       Identifier "Screen0"
       Device     "Card0"
       Monitor    "Monitor0"
       DefaultColorDepth 24
       SubSection "Display"
               Depth     24
               Modes "1200x800"
       EndSubSection
EndSection

I just used vga=773 and it doesn't look too bad.

Synaptic

Works great with the settings provided in the Pacman output

Graphics

Nvidia

Driver works great, even with composite enabled.

Tweaks

When I have time

Intel

Don't have it, so cannot say.

Power Management

ACPI

SpeedStep

Thinkvantage Rescue and Recovery(not tested)

http://www.klabs.be/~fpiat/linux/boot/ThinkVantage_Rescue-and-recovery/

To save time, I believe all the T61 hidden partitions are /dev/sda1. I haven't really tried any of this.

Sound

The module is snd-hda-intel. It works alright. The mute button works automatically but not the volume ones. We'll see about that.