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    /xHW/Thinkpad_i1300: Debian Linux on a Thinkpad i1300/1310 (Piii 500 MHz)

    Type: 1171-310

    $ lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82440MX Host Bridge (rev 01)
    00:00.1 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82440MX AC'97 Audio Controller
    00:00.2 Modem: Intel Corporation 82440MX AC'97 Modem Controller
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Motion, Inc. SM712 LynxEM+ (rev a0)
    00:03.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ6812 CardBus Controller (rev 05)
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82440MX ISA Bridge (rev 01)
    00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82440MX EIDE Controller
    00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82440MX USB Universal Host Controller
    00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82440MX Power Management Controller
    

    This machine has a wonderful keyboard and a CD-ROM drive, but has a rather low-end 12-inch 800x600 LCD, and a minimal number of ports (basically one of everything). It is also on the heavy side for a 12-inch, as it really has a 14-inch form factor.

    The winmodem was, of course, not tested. Everything else works except X, which stopped working over a year ago. I issued Debian[1] and Xorg[2] bug reports, so far to no avail. Starting X results in a blank screen and a locked up keyboard (Ctl-Alt-F1, Ctl-Alt-Backspace seem to have no effect). I can still log in through the network in this state.

    With no functioning Xorg, no builtin network card, one USB port, and one PCMCIA card slot, this machine is somewhat limited and is not useful for much other then being a simple server.

    [1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=428711
    [2] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11845

    posted at: 02:43 | path: /xHW/Thinkpad_i1300 | permanent link to this entry