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Quick background

This page is pretty old. I got my Thinkpad x41 in 2003 and it has been my trusty companion ever since. At first I installed FreeBSD on it only to switch to Gentoo Linux in the autumn of 2004. While I really liked FreeBSD (which is one of the reasons I chose the Gentoo distribution), there were several things I simply didn't work under FreeBSD yet.

Getting stuff to work has been a struggle at times (I only got hibernate/suspend-to-disk to work in June 2008) I have most everything working now.

For documentation's sake

V_BIOS Problems

This section is very old and is achived on a seperate page.

Booting

I had feared that installing FreeBSD with the external CD-RW drive that I had bought would present problems. What I gathered from a certain FAQ answer is that FreeBSD can read all ATAPI compatible drives. Apparently this happens to be the case with most CD/DVD and hard drives. A further reassurance that I found:

booting from external devices
I've been able to boot my X31 from both an external USB floppy drive and an external USB 2.0 CD-ROM, neither of which were manufactured by IBM. Just hit F12 and select the proper device.

Other sites

A list of other x31 owners

Hardware

ThinkPad X31 2672-CDG
P M 1.4GHz
256MB RAM
40GB HDD
12.1 XGA(1024x768) TFT LCD
Bluetooth/Modem(CDC)
10/100 Ethernet(LOM)
Intel Pro wireless(MPCI)
Secure chip (TCPA)
Li-Ion battery
Win 2000

Hva ... ekkert drif

Á vélinni er ekki eitt einasta drif! Þetta þykir mér nokkur kostur þar sem ég komst að því með seinustu fartölvu að drifin notaði ég svo til aldrei. Með því að hrifsa drifin úr vélinni tókst IBM að búa til þennan sérdeilis netta fartölvling. Þar sem það kemur þó að vísu fyrir að ég þurfi að lesa geisladiska og því keypti ég mér utanáliggjandi USB 2.0 drif -- CD-RW 48x24x48 + DVD-ROM 16x frá Iomega.

Installation

My notes for the original Windows 2000 and FreeBSD installations are archived on a seperate page.

Software notes

X.org

My X31 xorg.conf file.

Mýs

EmulateWheelButton

Til að geta notað báðar mýsnar verður að stilla moused. Til að hlaða dímoninn sem hlustar á TrackPoint-inn þarf að skrifa:

moused -p /dev/psm0 -t auto

og þá virkar hann. Til að þetta virki frá ræsingu þarf að bæta línum við í /etc/rc.conf:

moused_enable="YES"
moused_type="auto"

(/dev/sysmouse er device-ið sem allar mýs (usb og venj.) senda sín merki til. Pointer sem hlustar á þetta port fær því merki frá öllum músum)

XKB

Ég er ekki alveg nógu ánægður með lyklaskipunina þar sem hún nýtir ekki alla lyklana til að slá inn erlenda stafi. Þarf að kíkja á þetta við tækifæri.

Thinkpad specific keys

Subsystem: Keyboard:

Very well, the text-mode side of the keyboard has been dealt with. Now move on the X part. Here the trick is to define two new F- keys. Then, we can map those two extra keys to whatever we want. In my case I defined the new keys F19 and F20, by mean of the xmodmap utility:

xmodmap -e "keycode 234 = F19"
xmodmap -e "keycode 233 = F20"

You can put these two new lines in the ~/.xinitrc file, so that the new keys are defined automatically each time X is started.

Tenglar

IBM

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