[sf-lug] ThinkPad Type 2611-410 Model AA-D296F
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Nov 13 19:59:22 PST 2007
> OK? ThinkPad 1410 aka i1410, machine type 2611, model 410, product
> number 2611-410.
I forgot to mention about a fabulous resource for Linux users on
ThinkPads, both the IBM- and Lenovo-branded ones: Thinkwiki.org .
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:I1410 is the wiki's
model-specific page about your i1410. The wiki starts out by
clarifying (on the page about the "i" series in general):
"ThinkPad i Series: Classic budget models manufactured by Acer
under license from IBM."
Linked pages confirm a lot of what has already been written about this
unit, here. Also:
Release date: Model debuted in November 1998.
Video resolution: Subpage clarifies that the i1410's 12.1" panel
maxes out at 800x600 resolution. Ouch. That mildly sucks:
X11 just begins to be satisfactory at 1024x768, rock bottom.
(800x600 works, but has annoying problems with things sticking
past the bottom of the screen, and so on.)
Northbridge chip: ALi M1531 aka Aladdin IV (has 66MHz front-side bus)
Southbridge chip: ALi M1533
PCMCIA aka PC-Card slots: (2) Type II, or (1) Type III slot
"Easy Launch" buttons: The special coloured Home, Search,
Office/Shopping, and Mail keys _can_ be enabled in Linux.
The ACPI special driver code to do this was previously at
http://www.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~tauber/acerhk/ , which is missing,
but has reappeared at http://www.cakey.de/acerhk/ (OK, I've just
updated the wiki, to fix that link.) PCMCIA controller chip, by
the way, is an O2Micro model OZ6833.
I/O chip (attached to southbridge, and providing serial, parallel, IrDA,
and PS/2 mouse/keyboard ports): National Semiconductor PC97338
Neomagic MagicGraph128XD video chip: We already knew that, but the
page clarifies that the optimal X11 driver is "neomagic".
Max memory: Page mentions that, since PC66 SODIMMs are getting rare,
sometimes you might as well use PC100 or PC133, which after all
are merely faster. Says that i1410 _officially_ maxes out at
256 MB, which would be a pair of 128MB SODIMMs -- but that the
actual maximum might be higher. (This is typical.)
TrackPoint IV pointing device: A bunch of stuff about optimal support.
For basic X11, just make sure that the mouse protocol is "PS/2" rather
Yamaha YMF715E sound chip: Clarifies that you'll use the "snd-opl3-sa2"
ALSA driver or "opl3sa2" OSS driver.
Battery: Clarifies that the battery is a "stupid" variant
(non-processor-regulated) of Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery,
_not_ the Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) class of battery most common today.
("Stupid" in this case might be a good thing, as a nine-year-old
battery's probably not holding much charge any more, and a stupid
NiMH is probably cheaper than an "intelligent" one.)
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