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Old 10-17-2010, 08:27 PM   #1
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Install Linux CentOS into Notebook IBM Thinpad A30

Hi to everybody!!!!!!
I'd like to know if the Hardware of the Notebook IBM Thinpad A30 can be/is compatibile with Linux CentoOS.
If is not compatibile, which version of Linux I can use?
I've 2 links: 1 with caratteristics and the other with the drivers (for windows in this case).


For connect myself to Internet I use the wireless because I don't have the LAN cables connection at I use a Wireless Cardbus Adapter.
The wireless cardbus that I use is an D-Link AirPlus ExtremeG+ DWL-G650+

Can I use wireless or I'll remain isolated from the Internet?

Tnx so much for the answers!!!!!!!!!!!

Best Regards.
Old 10-18-2010, 12:42 AM   #2
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ThinkPads work very well with Linux. I've run Slackware on several ThinkPads over the years, and they've all been 100% supported out of the box, with some minor configuration tweaking.

Your wireless card should work fine. I'm using a similar D-Link cardbus adapter in my wife's laptop.
Old 10-18-2010, 01:07 AM   #3
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i did an installation description during my installation of Fedora on my A30P years ago. Take a look Installing RH 7.3/FC3/4 on Thinkpad A30P.
Ignore the X11 section, the driver mentioned there, is already merged in todays xorg version.

I know it's RH 7.3/Fedora core3/4 but all newer versions will also work.

I agree with foodown all my Thinkpads were well supported.

Last edited by mesiol; 10-18-2010 at 01:08 AM. Reason: X11 info


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