Setting up Fedora Core 6 on a ThinkPad Z60t

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Hardware Information

This installation was done on an IBM (Lenovo) ThinkPad Z60t, type/model 2511-F4U.

These are notes about the non-obvious stuff I ran into porting over my hacks from installing FC4 on this system.


X configures the display properly for 1280x768 as part of the base installation but there's no 1024x768 mode. I brought over my xorg.conf from previous installs and that worked.

ThinkPad ACPI Driver

Docking information is not available with FC6, even with "options ibm-acpi experimental=1" set in /etc/modprobe.conf.


In order for ACPI to see hotkey events like Fn-F7 you have to turn on that functionality through the /proc/acpi/ibm/hotkey driver. I include the following in my /etc/rc.local:

### Enable ACPI handling of the Fn-F7 and Fn-F9 hotkey events
# See for hotkey bit masks
# The base mask, with nothing set, is 0x080c
echo enable >/proc/acpi/ibm/hotkey
echo 0X094c >/proc/acpi/ibm/hotkey


If you add a configuration file and you give it execute permissions then autofs will assume that it's a program and try to execute it. This will be a bad thing if the configuration file is just a list of keys and paths.