Installing

SimplyMEPIS

on IBM THINKPAD R52

Last updated: 19 November 2006

 

General Hardware Specifications of Thinkpad R42 “1858MQ8”:

Hardware Components

Status under Linux

Notes

Celron M 370 Processor, 1.5 GHz

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

14” TFT Display

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

Intel media graphics accelerator 900

Works

No special procedure required during installation.

512 MB PC2 4200 DDR2 (533 Mhz) RAM

Works

No special procedure required during installation

40 GB HDD

Works

No special procedure required during installation

DVD/CD-RW Combo DRIVE

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Intel Integrated Network Card

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Internal 56k Modem

Doesn't Work

Don't try

DVD CD Combo

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Integrated wireless network

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Lithium-Ion Battery

Works

No special procedure required during installation

Intel 910GML chipsets

Works

No special procedure required during installation

This laptop is operating under Kernel version 2.6.15-26-386

Basic Installation of MEPIS:

Installing:

Post-Install modifications/tweaks

Setting up additional features for MEPIS

   
    I also installed wine, Groupwise 6.5 client, Configured the network printer through IP. The driver of the HP LaserJet 2420 was available in MEPIS library.

Unresolved issues

Configuration Files

My opinion

    My overall impression is that MEPIS rocks, with every thing packed in the 3 extra CDs given its really good for the people who do not have internet working on their Linux desktop/laptop.

    Another good thing is Synaptic has a good option of installing the downloaded packages. It allows one to install the .deb which are downloaded.

    Some Screenshots from my LAPTOP.

        mepis
        mepis1
        mepis2 


More to come . . .

    More to come SuSE on the same LAPTOP. I have already tried the SuSE on this laptop but had to remove to install windows. Having tased SuSE I feel it is must. Also I want a RedHat fork to play with. Since I have Beta version there is already issue with the SUSE on sound front.

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