[LinuxBIOS] linuxbios support for thinkpads?
uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Tue Sep 18 23:06:22 CEST 2007
On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 03:49:14PM -0400, Robinson Tryon wrote:
> I'm in the market for a new laptop on which to run Ubuntu, and
> Lenovo's Thinkpads look like a good choice.
> I like the idea of running an open BIOS, but looking at past posts to
> the mailing list, it appears that certain chipsets (such as those for
> the T60) are not supported:
Correct. No laptop whatsoever (except for the OLPC) is supported by
LinuxBIOS at the moment. We definately like to change that, but at the
moment there's no support at all.
> I believe that certain (older) Thinkpad chipsets are supported, but
> what about the 945
> or the 965 (for the T61) ?
> The "Supported Chipsets" page (below) hasn't had any updates in a
> couple of months -- is that the best place for me to determine if
> Linux BIOS is compatible with a particular chipset/system?
Yes. That page and this mailing list (or, ultimately: the code).
The last chipset which was added was the Intel 810. Supporting new
chipsets is a _major_ piece of work, so don't expect this to happen
every week or so...
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