ThinkpadT41

* Contact: PhilMiller

  • Make: IBM
  • Brand: Thinkpad
  • Model: T41 (2373-7FU)
  • Testing: Hardy

* Contact: ChristianElkjaer

  • Make: IBM
  • Brand: Thinkpad
  • Model: T41
  • SN: 99-PVNDY
  • Testing: Gutsy

* Contact: JudeCooks

  • Make: IBM
  • Brand: Thinkpad
  • Model: T41
  • Testing: Feisty

* Contact: Mike Bursell

  • Make: IBM
  • Brand: Thinkpad
  • Model: T41
  • Testing: Dapper

* Contact: Thomas Wolfe

  • Make: IBM
  • Brand: Thinkpad
  • Model: T41
  • Testing: Dapper

* Contact: Fluffnik

  • Make: IBM
  • Brand: Thinkpad
  • Model: T41 2373-1HG
  • Testing: Dapper

Current Issues

I discovered some odd behaviour the other day installing the Hardy Heron Release Candidate. The laptop paused for a couple of minutes at the boot screen (with the Ubuntu logo and the progress bar). The hard drive LED was on and I thought it was frozen, however, suddenly it continued. The installation went well.

Visual effects no longer works by the way.

I can no longer connect to my wireless network (WPA encrypted) using the Network Manager application. However, uninstalling the Network Manager and manually setting up the network in /etc/network/interfaces solves the problem.

I added the following to /etc/network/interfaces:

iface eth1 inet dhcp
wpa-driver wext
wpa-ssid <undisclosed>
wpa-ap-scan 1
wpa-proto WPA
wpa-pairwise TKIP
wpa-group TKIP
wpa-key-mgmt WPA-PSK
wpa-psk <undisclosed>

Previous Issues

Based on emails I have received lately it seems that there is an issue with suspend / resume in some cases. However, I do not see it on my machine at all. As far as I have looked into this the type of video card seems not to be an issue. (Christian)

An old bug seems to reappear in feisty 7.04 (Herd 1). The wireless network card won't associate with access point when using WEP encryption. [SOLVED]

Also, the wireless hotkey for turning the wireless network card on and off won't work. [SOLVED]

Hardware details

in Hoary

in Breezy

in Dapper

in Edgy

in Feisty

in Gutsy

in Hardy (current development)

Installation works?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hardware Information

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Hoary

in Breezy

in Dapper

in Edgy

in Feisty

in Gutsy

in Hardy (current development)

Screen

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct resolution?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct refresh rate?

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

3D Acceleration

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Yes

Yes

No

External monitor works?

Untested

Yes****

Yes****

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Yes****

Yes****

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

Yes****

Yes****

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hibernates?

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Untested

Yes

Sleep

Yes*

Yes*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dim monitor on battery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Blank monitor on inactivity

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

Yes

Yes

Yes

Lid Close

No**

No**

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cpu frequency scaling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

Yes

Sound

Sound works?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Correct volume?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hardware volume switch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Headphone jack

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mic jack

Untested

Yes

Untested***

Untested

Yes

Untested

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wireless NIC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Firewire

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

Bluetooth

Yes

Yes

Untested***

Untested

Untested

Untested

None

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Infrared

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Thinkpad Pointer

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

Untested

Yes

Yes

Untested

Yes

Untested

Yes

External mouse - USB

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

External mouse - scroll wheel

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

External mouse - Serial

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

Untested

Untested

Yes

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Yes

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

Yes

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

Yes

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

CD/DVD drive

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PCMCIA cards

Yes

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

Untested

Untested

Yes

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Card reader(s)

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Hoary

in Breezy

in Dapper

in Edgy

in Feisty

in Gutsy

in Hardy (current development)

+ F3

turn off screen

Untested

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

Yes

+ F4

sleep

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

Yes

+ F7

switch monitors

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ F12

hibernate

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Untested

Yes

+ 1

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ 2

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Untested

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Hoary

in Breezy

in Dapper

in Edgy

in Feisty

in Gutsy

in Hardy (current development)

Fn + F5

turn off wireless NIC

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fn + Home

increase brightness

Untested

Untested

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fn + End

decrease brightness

Untested

Untested

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fn + PgUp

toggle ThinkLight

Untested

Untested

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Notes

* Only by manually enabling this.

** Turns off screen and when lid is opened the "lock screen" dialogue appears. I suppose the correct behavior would be for the computer to go to sleep or hibernate when lid is closed.

*** Tested and worked in last Dapper Flight release

**** Does not 'just work' but with the following config file (I have my laptop to the left of my 19 inch monitor) for xorg.conf everything works fine and dandy (extended desktop) only tested with breezy, dapper (should work in dapper as well) was pissing me off. With a stock config I was able to get mirroring to work by just rebooting. (edit: after a bit i found out that DRI is thus disabled, there is slight hope that option "MergeFB" or something like that enables DRI with an extended desktop, but for now I am back to the stock xorg.conf with DRI until someone can figure it out, since I have no clue) --Thomas Wolfe * http://coolhair.blogspot.com/2006/04/had-to-post-somewhere-my-xorgconf-file.html


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