Since I am able to use my Lenovo ThinkPad, it’s time to have a look at the result now. Talking about Windows, it’s just the usual ranting – no bigger problems, disregarding the common ranting that Windows is not GNU. Regarding Linux, there’s a bit more to say, but in general, nothing really disturbing – at least nothing […]
Today I decided to get the webcam working which can be found above the display, integrated into the case. Fact is, I haven’t really looked at the device, as it wasn’t listed as such. As there are no unknown devices at the PCI bus, we can narrow our search to the USB bus which looks like that:
After all, the current state of my notebook could be considered as ‘usable’ but not ‘fully working’, due to some components that still are unused or not configured. While looking at the components I stumbled over the hdaps thingy which should save your harddisk from headcrashes.
After the first installation steps were done, it was time to get Xorg running, which reminds us of one of the oddities of this notebook. Remember, we have to VGA cards here. But it would be too simple if things are working out of the box. The ATI binary drivers forced me to rebuild the kernel a couple […]
As the windows part was done, it is time to do the productive environment used for work – Gentoo Linux. As already mentioned in one of my previous posts, we are talking about a 64bit system. But before watching the GCC output, it’s time to look at some specs and hints. I’ll start with the CPU which specs […]
As my old notebook got to slow for my taste, I went out for getting me a new one. But that wasn’t a easy as suspected. After some time of comparing and reading reviews I have decided to go with a Lenovo W500, which is one of those systems that can be hardly wrecked. The preinstalled OS is […]