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IBM Thinkpad X21



Your hardware may vary slightly. My model's (2662) specs :

Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) 700MHz
ATI Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x Video
Cirrus Logic Crystal CS4281 PCI Audio
Intel 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB Controller
Intel 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE Controller
Intel 82557/8/9 Ethernet Pro 100 (rev 0c)
Agere Systems LT WinModem (rev 01)

CardBus Slot
CompactFlash Slot 
IDE hard drive

3 Button PS/2 Trackball

(Limited to 384mb of ram. works with 512mb chip, but detects only 384mb)

Kernel config and working hardware

Works with gentoo kernel 2.6.19-suspend2-r3. (kernel config).

Trackpoint Yes
USB YesTested with with motorola cable modem, card-reader, mouse, hp printer
Wired ethernet Yes
X11 Yes(xorg.conf). 1024x768 Resolution
Sound YesUse alsa modules with oss emulation for best results on internal speakers.
CardBus Slot Yestested with wireless edimax mini-PCI
CompactFlash Slot Yestested with Compact Flash storage card
Internal modem Yesmartian driver (not in portage as of this writing). Very little testing, YMMV. Read the instructions, it involves more than simply compiling and loading the module.
Software Suspend YesUsing hibernate-script-1.94-r5.

Multimedia keys

Untested/Non-working hardware


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