Installation tips for Red Hat Linux - ThinkPad T40
The following installation tips are based off of informal "sniff" testing, and do not guarantee compatibility.
Red Hat Linux 9.0
Video - the video card in the ThinkPad T40 system varies by model, although all ThinkPad T40 systems use ATI video solutions. For the most part it is detected and configured correctly. For the T40p with the FireGL card, it is important to note that 3D hardware acceleration is NOT supported in Red Hat Linux 9, and Red Hat Linux 9 configures the card using the standard Radeon driver.
Wireless - there are 3 different wireless cards available for the ThinkPad T40 system, however the only one currently supported under Linux is the Cisco wireless card. You can download a Linux driver for the Cisco wireless LAN card from here: