IBM ThinkPad X41

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The X41 and X41t (tablet) are both SATA-based machines that include a SATA-PATA bridge allowing the use of PATA HDDs, see external links for modifications to use SATA HDDs and SSDs. The

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Some interesting packages for your IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad X41:

  • acpi
  • acpid
  • laptop-mode-tools
  • xf86-video-intel
  • thinkpad
  • tpb
  • tbctl

The IBM X41 comes with ipw2915 wireless Centrino (A, B and G) module. You use the ipw2200 modules (installable via pacman, several versions available depending on your kernel version). There seems to be some problem with the drivers for both wireless and cabled ethernet, since I've experienced weird behavior from those devices a number of times, both under Debian, Ubuntu and now also Arch Linux. The devices just doesn't respond to certain commands, or simply doesn't work. For example, the wireless device can sometimes not switch mode via the iwconfig command, "operation not supported". A reboot usually fixes these issues. They can be related to having performed a sleep earlier.

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