Impossible Laptop

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Fri Nov 18 15:17:24 MST 2011

On Fri, 18 Nov 2011 15:09:58 -0700
Levi Pearson <levipearson at> wrote:

> > I'll stick with Lenovos. My R51 is still going strong.
> > My T61 (BIOS dated
> > 07/01/2008) is doing fine. Both run Ubuntu and Debian just fine, but
> > require proprietary bits for the wireless (ipw2200 and iwl3945,
> > respectively).  
> I don't get the love for Lenovo laptops.  That's what we generally get
> at work, but it feels to me as if they've gone way downhill since
> being spun off from IBM.  I had an IBM-branded T41p that worked well,
> aside from the poor monitor resolution. 

My Lenovo laptop BIOSes are dated 10/11/2007 and 07/01/2008. So it is
possible they've gone downhill in the last three years.

I have had intermittent hibernate problems with both, but that seems to
correlate with the Linux kernel du jour.


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