Comments on: A New Companion- The T61 https://pthree.org/2007/08/21/a-new-companion/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Sun, 13 May 2018 18:21:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-43006 By: TuxGirl https://pthree.org/2007/08/21/a-new-companion/#comment-66139 Thu, 23 Aug 2007 16:18:48 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/21/a-new-companion/#comment-66139 Aaron,
Please tell me you intend to explain what you did to get the fingerprint reader working. I haven't really looked into it at all on mine (a T43), because I haven't had any free time, but if it's really easy to set up, I'd love to see what you did.
~TuxGirl

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By: Anonymous https://pthree.org/2007/08/21/a-new-companion/#comment-66003 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 13:06:11 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/21/a-new-companion/#comment-66003 To get sound working you need ALSA from CVS/hg (or three patches on top of ALSA 1.0.14).

To get suspend working you need a kernel patch (to avoid an Oops after a resume) and a newer intel driver from git (or, alternatively, acpi_sleep=s3_bios on the kernel command line; to get the screen back after a resume).

I managed to get Gutsy running on this laptop: http://mg.pov.lt/blog/t61.html

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By: peer https://pthree.org/2007/08/21/a-new-companion/#comment-66002 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 12:22:48 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/21/a-new-companion/#comment-66002 To run the latest kernel, it's not necessary to run Sid. You can run Etch, fetch the latest kernel from kernel.org and just run

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make-kpkg --rootcmd fakeroot --initrd binary

This will produce a deb-package with the latest kernel.
For the latest versions of OpenOffice.org and Rhythmbox you can check http://www.backports.org
This will give you a reasonable recent system, on rock-solid Etch.

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By: Wolfger https://pthree.org/2007/08/21/a-new-companion/#comment-65998 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 11:55:39 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/21/a-new-companion/#comment-65998 Will you be posting a how-to on getting refunded for Vista? Or has Microsoft been forced to make that easy yet?

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By: Bogomips https://pthree.org/2007/08/21/a-new-companion/#comment-65992 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 10:39:00 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/21/a-new-companion/#comment-65992 Don't forget about thinkwiki.

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By: Nathan DBB https://pthree.org/2007/08/21/a-new-companion/#comment-65983 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 08:57:49 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/21/a-new-companion/#comment-65983 Perhaps you can make this page better: wiki page about T61. We assume that you got the Intel video chipset, as you didn't mention ATI or Nvidia.

The T61p has the best video in a normal laptop.

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