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Lenovo Thinkpad T60 / T60p


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Lenovo Thinkpad T60 / T60p

Mark: Average

(This report is prepared by ecomstation.ru scout), source of information: Lewis G Rosenthal, http://article.gmane.org/gmane.org.netlabs.genmac.user/2896

Msg 1:

The original T60 was such a non-standard architecture that (AIUI) IBM went back to Lenovo and demanded that they modify the design to make it more "Linux-friendly,"

Msg 2:

People I know at Lenovo & IBM, in varying positions have told me that this was the case.

The T60p "Linux-capable" was the first T60 design to "officially" support Linux. The revamp of the T60 model occurred after that release, IIRC, or that was the model specifically "requested" by IBM for their corporate customers with large Linux deployments.

ALSA did not support sound on the T60 until...I don't recall which release fixed the HDA issues on that model, sorry. I was more up on the dates and such when we were trying to debug sound on the T60 under UniAUD (I don't recall seeing any tickets or feedback from you, however, so I suppose sound worked out of the box on your model).

The Intel video was a headache with ACPI on some Linux distros (see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/243405 for an example).

ATI would not release sources for the driver for the video, so Linux support lagged until someone could figure out how to handle the display adapter.

Power management was abysmal on the original T60 & battery life poor - unless running Windows.

Msg 3:

I rolled out about 20 of those machines to variuos clients, between T60 & T60p models. I wouldn't go near another one on the used market, skipping between the T43 & the T61. T60's are simply *not* standard machines. Odd BIOS, odd video, odd HDA, odd power, odd fan controllers (more problems with fans on T60's than on T43's, and not just because of lousy bearings).

 

Information is sent by: eComStation.RU scout -- 2010-05-22 22:36:32