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Old 06-13-2010, 02:31 PM   #1
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Lenovo Thinkpad T410 and linux [Quadro NVS 3100M] and [Intel 5 INT NVIDIA N10M-NS]


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Hi, I'm going to buy Thinkpad T410:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T410
and would like to install Linux (debian) on it.
Thus I want to ask you guys about your experience with the graphic cards that are install on it. There are two options - to buy the notebook with Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M dedicated card and Intel 5 INT NVIDIA N10M-NS which is supplied by iCore chipset or without special Nvidia Card.
I want to take the first option with two graphic cards (btw Lenovo says that it's possible to switch between them - is it possible to do that with linux and binary NVidia drivers?) because I want to have hardware support for my h264 movies.
And what about open source drivers? Have you heard that Nvidia works fine with them?
What about 2D and 3D acceleration? and about the Compiz? Does it work fine?

Another thing I want to ask is the wifi chipset. Does it work fine with the newest kernel? Is it stable enough?

Can anyone add lspci output?

I would be appreciate for your answser.
Update:

1. Is 64 bit NVidia driver works fine with 64bit Linux (for iCore processor)?

2. I suppose I should choose AMD64/EM64T version of such driver?
These drivers are available on NVidia website:
- Linux IA32 - Latest Version: 195.36.31
- Linux IA64 - Latest Version: 1.0-5336
- Linux AMD64/EM64T - Latest Version: 195.36.31

3. I've found here:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-d...31-driver.html
that NVidia support the following Quadro NVS series:
NVS 440, NVS 450, NVS 420, NVS 290, NVS 280, NVS 285, NVS 210, NVS 295
I'm not sure if the chipset that is installed in T410 (I suppose it's NVidia Quadro NVS 3100M based on N10-NS chipset).
Are you sure NVidia support my chipset?

4. Do you know if switching video card is supported by Kernel?
I don't know if I need such feature. Perhaps for better battery life.

5. Does open-source driver (nouveau I guess) for NVidia support 2D and 3D acceleration for this chipset? And is it fast enough?

6. Does Compiz works fine with this chipset. I'm asking about that because I remember I had some problem with my T61 intel graphic card. There were some limitation for that.

7. Do you know if multi touch in T410 is supported by the newest kernel/Xorg?

8. Does wifi chipset works fine in T410?

9. To be honest I've never install Debian 64bit. On the debian site I've noticed the following arch ports:
[alpha][amd64][arm][armel][hppa][i386][ia64][mips][mipsel][powerpc][sparc][s390][source][multi-arch]
Should I choose amd64 arch for Inter i5 or i7 processor?

10. Can you please add lspci output?

Last edited by ruppertus; 06-14-2010 at 03:09 PM.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 04:09 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ruppertus View Post
Hi, I'm going to buy Thinkpad T410:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:T410
and would like to install Linux (debian) on it.
Thus I want to ask you guys about your experience with the graphic cards that are install on it. There are two options - to buy the notebook with Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M dedicated card and Intel 5 INT NVIDIA N10M-NS which is supplied by iCore chipset or without special Nvidia Card.
I want to take the first option with two graphic cards (btw Lenovo says that it's possible to switch between them - is it possible to do that with linux and binary NVidia drivers?) because I want to have hardware support for my h264 movies.
And what about open source drivers? Have you heard that Nvidia works fine with them?
What about 2D and 3D acceleration? and about the Compiz? Does it work fine?

Another thing I want to ask is the wifi chipset. Does it work fine with the newest kernel? Is it stable enough?

Can anyone add lspci output?

I would be appreciate for your answser.
As long as your VGA system is not ATI, all is OK.
 
Old 06-14-2010, 03:08 PM   #3
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Sorry I repeat myselfe but I need to perform a deep research before I buy this notebook. It costs 3-4x more than other laptops.

1. Is 64 bit NVidia driver works fine with 64bit Linux (for iCore processor)?

2. I suppose I should choose AMD64/EM64T version of such driver?
These drivers are available on NVidia website:
- Linux IA32 - Latest Version: 195.36.31
- Linux IA64 - Latest Version: 1.0-5336
- Linux AMD64/EM64T - Latest Version: 195.36.31

3. I've found here:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-d...31-driver.html
that NVidia support the following Quadro NVS series:
NVS 440, NVS 450, NVS 420, NVS 290, NVS 280, NVS 285, NVS 210, NVS 295
I'm not sure if the chipset that is installed in T410 (I suppose it's NVidia Quadro NVS 3100M based on N10-NS chipset).
Are you sure NVidia support my chipset?

4. Do you know if switching video card is supported by Kernel?
I don't know if I need such feature. Perhaps for better battery life.

5. Does open-source driver (nouveau I guess) for NVidia support 2D and 3D acceleration for this chipset? And is it fast enough?

6. Does Compiz works fine with this chipset. I'm asking about that because I remember I had some problem with my T61 intel graphic card. There were some limitation for that.

7. Do you know if multi touch in T410 is supported by the newest kernel/Xorg?

8. Does wifi chipset works fine in T410?

9. To be honest I've never install Debian 64bit. On the debian site I've noticed the following arch ports:
[alpha][amd64][arm][armel][hppa][i386][ia64][mips][mipsel][powerpc][sparc][s390][source][multi-arch]
Should I choose amd64 arch for Inter i5 or i7 processor?

10. Can you please add lspci output?
 
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:20 AM   #4
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Does anyone know the answers?
 
Old 06-17-2010, 02:34 AM   #5
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I do not have the answers to your queries but I do have some suggestions w.r.t placement of your questions (for getting better answers):

Quote:
Originally Posted by ruppertus View Post
1. Is 64 bit NVidia driver works fine with 64bit Linux (for iCore processor)?

2. I suppose I should choose AMD64/EM64T version of such driver?
These drivers are available on NVidia website:
- Linux IA32 - Latest Version: 195.36.31
- Linux IA64 - Latest Version: 1.0-5336
- Linux AMD64/EM64T - Latest Version: 195.36.31

3. I've found here:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-d...31-driver.html
that NVidia support the following Quadro NVS series:
NVS 440, NVS 450, NVS 420, NVS 290, NVS 280, NVS 285, NVS 210, NVS 295
I'm not sure if the chipset that is installed in T410 (I suppose it's NVidia Quadro NVS 3100M based on N10-NS chipset).
Are you sure NVidia support my chipset?
This question should be placed here.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ruppertus View Post
4. Do you know if switching video card is supported by Kernel?
I don't know if I need such feature. Perhaps for better battery life.
This question should be placed here or here

Quote:
Originally Posted by ruppertus View Post
5. Does open-source driver (nouveau I guess) for NVidia support 2D and 3D acceleration for this chipset? And is it fast enough?

6. Does Compiz works fine with this chipset. I'm asking about that because I remember I had some problem with my T61 intel graphic card. There were some limitation for that.
This question should be placed here.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ruppertus View Post
10. Can you please add lspci output?
My output :
Code:
linux-uitj:/home/anisha # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller (rev 10)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 10)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
03:01.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
03:01.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
And so on, you can decide where to place your other questions in seperate threads of course

P.S.:
(If you post all the questions in one thread and that too in wrong forum, most people will not see it)

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