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Old 10-05-2004, 10:37 AM   #1
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Thinkpad R51, Slack 9.1, how to move forward?


As above I have just bought a Thinkpad R51, 2888HA1.

Running Slackware 9.1 install went fine, I am using the bareacpi kernel but I am struggling to get the other features of this machine working.

Working :
my USB thumbdrive (Trandcend Jetflash 32 MB)
my Camera (Mustek GSmart LCD2 <-- Slack 9.1 sees it as a USB drive so easy)

Not yet working: (ie things I want to do )
ACPI, IR, Wifi, bluetooth, internal modem

ACPI: I am learning that I need to set up each event but I can't find a guide on that

I have googled my head off on the Wifi thing, seems I will have to go to Slack 10 and a 2.6+ kernel to usemy Intel 2200 stuff, ideas appreciated

For the IR, again googling like mad, I haven't found anything usable about this.

Finally, a driver for the internal ac'97 modem

Thanks for any ideas/links

mark
 
Old 10-05-2004, 08:36 PM   #2
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modem

for the modem drivers,
you can try:
http://www.compuvative.com/ac97-modem/
 
  


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