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Installing Fedora Core 4 on an IBM ThinkPad R31 (2676-FU4)

By Rob Pirozzi

Last updated: 12/13/2005

General Hardware Specifications of IBM ThinkPad R31 (2676-FU4):

Hardware Components
Status under Linux
Notes
Pentium III-M Processor, 1.0 GHz Works No special procedure required during installation.
14.1 XGA (1024x768) TFT LCD Works Select Generic LCD Display in Installer
256MB, 133MHz, non-parity, 64-bit SDRAM SO DIMM memory Works No special procedure required during installation
30GB Hard Drive Works No special procedure required during installation
Integrated Intel 10/100 Ethernet Works No special procedure required during installation
Internal 56 K V.90 modem (V.92-designed) Unknown Not tested
24x-10x CD-ROM Drive Works No special procedure required during installation
Lithium-Ion Battery Works No special procedure required during installation
TrackPoint Mouse Did not work properly Had to add i8042.nomux=1 kernel parameter to make work. See: IBM ThinkPad R31 Mouse Problems with Fedora Core 4

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.13-1.1532_FC4.

Basic Installation of Fedora Core 4 Kernel version 2.6.13-1.1532_FC4:
Unresolved issues
  • Having some problems with SAMBA. Have not had enough time to debug.
  • OpenOffice Calc crashes regularly
Configuration Files
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