IBMLenovoT61p_6459_b

  • Contact: McLogic/Nathan Dbb
  • Make: IBM/Lenovo
  • Brand: ThinkPad

  • Model: T61p 6459CTO

NOTE: AS the 6459 is the CTO (configure to order) option, computers with this model number will have lots of different parts in them. I got CTO as I wanted Microsoft Windows XP and not Vista. At the time Vista would not run under VMware reliably.

Current Issues

The right two (of the computer's 3) USB ports stop working about 5 min after the computer boots. Only the single left-hand side USB port keeps working. This is really annoying. This is true in 7.10 and 8.04 Alpha-6.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/linux/+bug/126369

Unable to get Quadro FX570M 256 MB working with suspend and hibernate (worked on it for 15 min). As suspend and hibernate are much more important then video 3D (compiz is the worst garbage ever installed on my desktop system), I run the VESA Driver.

I do think that compiz-by-default is the worst decision that Ubuntu has ever made. The regressions in video and 3D are huge for normal users.

System Info

This system: NVidia QuadroFX570M 256MB, Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 (2.0GHz 4 MiB), 4GiB RAM, & 15" WUXGA LCD.

LENOVO

6459CTO

ThinkPad T61p

Hardware details

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Ubuntu 7.10

Hardy 8.04 alpha-6 livecd

Screen

Works with VESA

Works (don't know driver)

Correct resolution?

Yes

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

Yes

Yes (Resolution GUI said -2147483 Hz)

3D Acceleration

No

Untested

External monitor works?

Untested

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Hibernates?

Yes

Untested

Suspend

Yes

Untested

Dim monitor on battery

Yes

Untested

Blank monitor on inactivity

Yes, back lite stays on forever

Untested

Lid Close

Yes

Untested

CPU frequency scaling

Unknown

Unknown

Sound

Sound works?

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Hardware volume switch

Yes

Mute-only (same as 7.10 before mapping)

Headphone jack

Yes

Yes

Mic jack

Untested

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

Wireless NIC Intel AGN

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Infrared

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Scroll down side

Yes

Yes

External mouse - USB

Yes

Untested

External mouse - Serial

Untested

Untested

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Yes

Yes

USB

Yes

Yes

Serial

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

NIC

Yes

Yes

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

None

None

CD/DVD drive

Yes

Yes (runs live cd)

PCMCIA card

Untested

Untested

Express card 54

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

None

None

Card reader(s)

Yes

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Ubuntu 7.10?

Hardy 8.04 Alpha-6

+ Space

No

No

+ F2

Locks

Untested

Yes

+ F3

Untested

Untested

+ F4

Untested

Untested

+ F5

No

No

+ F6

Untested

Untested

+ F7

Untested

Untested

+ F8

Untested

Untested

+ F9

Untested

Untested

+ F10

Untested

Untested

+ F11

Untested

Untested

+ F12

Hibernate

Yes

Untested

+ Home

Brightness +

Yes

Yes

+ End

Brightness -

Yes

Yes

+ PgUp

Think Light

Yes

Untested

Notes

MS Windows XP run fine, so it doesn't appear to be a hardware problem.

With the extended battery, Microsoft Windows XP will run for 3.5 hours. Ubuntu 7.10 will only run for 2 hours. This is a huge PITA, and keeps me using windows to read/watch on a flight.

Many people have had trouble with the right-side USB ports not working after about 6 min. This is due to a BIOS bug, in conjunction with the way Linux ignores devices that throw excessive interrupts while Windows tolerates them. Lenovo has released a BIOS fix (7 months after laptop release), but it shows how ThinkPad quality has fallen.

LaptopTestingTeam/Old/IBMLenovoT61p_6459_b (last edited 2010-03-01 22:44:34 by primes2h)