Describe your Laptop here
- Manufacturer: IBM
- Model: Thinkpad T20
- CPU: 700MHz Pentium III (Coppermine)
- RAM: 384 MB
- Hard drive capacity: 80 GB 7200RPM (third party seagate, not OEM)
- CD/DVD read: IBM 8x DVD-ROM. Install from DVD failed at random points during package install, http install (boot from boot.iso) went flawlessly.
- CD/DVD write: not present
LAN: 3Com Corporation 3c556B CardBus [Tornado] - detected and worked at install.
- Wireless: not present
- Video: S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV (rev 11) - detected and worked at install, display not properly detected.
- USB: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) - detected and worked at install.
- Firewire: not present
- Media card reader: not tested
- Touchpad or other pointing device: Functions as 3 button mouse.
- Accelerator buttons (music, DVD, web, other): unknown
- Adaptive CPU speed: Works after modifying /etc/sysconfig/cpuspeed
- Sense battery level: Works
- Suspend (manual): Kind of works
- Suspend (close lid): Untested
To get adaptive cpuspeed to work, edit /etc/sysconfig/cpuspeed and change
#OPTS="$OPTS -a /proc/acpi/ac_adapter/*/state"
OPTS="$OPTS -a /proc/acpi/ac_adapter/AC/state -C"
Initially display will not be native resolution. I used System->Administration->Display to change the monitor type to "LCD Panel 1024x768"
I suspect the failure to install from DVD in my case ( MichaelPeters ) was related to random read errors caused by an aging system, hence flawless install via HTTP install.
When suspending, the system does suspend. However, after waking it up, the green "moon" LED continues to flash, and it can not re-establish a wireless connection (using atheros card via madwifi). It does however re-establish a wired connection.
Note that suspend did not work at all when Fedora Core 6 was new, but worked perfectly (including wireless reconnect) by the time Fedora 6 went EOL. It seems that CentOS 5.1 at the moment has partial but not perfect suspend support for this model.