[lug] G40 Series Thinkpad Problems

jeffrey l koehn caveman at cyclox.com
Fri Jul 11 20:13:10 MDT 2003

Use an updated kernel and/or patch the
kernel. Then compile.

On Thursday 10 July 2003 10:18 pm, you wrote:
> I have a G40 series Thinkpad (not to be confused with a T40). 
> The G40 is a new series.  Is there anyone using this Notebook
> yet?
> I have two issues:
> [1] Internal ethernet adapter not recognized.  /proc/pci  shows:
>    Bus  2, device   0, function  0:
>      Ethernet controller: PCI device 14e4:170d (Broadcom
> Corporation) (rev 1).
>        IRQ 11.
>        Master Capable.  Latency=64.  Min Gnt=64.
>        Non-prefetchable 64 bit memory at 0xd0200000 [0xd020ffff].
> [2]	Battery status and charger status not reported correctly in
> KDE applet.  I suspect the bios may have acpi rather than APM,
> but I don't know how I could confirm this.
> So far, IBM tech support has stonewalled me in my attempt to talk
> to someone knowledgeable in linux.  I understand the problems are
> solvable, because  EmporerLinux sells a preloaded G40 which is
> supposed to have APM and internal ethernet support, but they have
> ignored my requests for information since I didn't buy the
> notebook from them.
> I have Googled for info but came up empty.  I have posted to a
> couple other mailing lists including RedHat's, but didn't get
> anywhere that way.  Someone at our LUG (PPLUG.ORG) thought your
> LUG had some IBM experts.
> Any help would be appreciated.  If someone has an inside contact
> at IBM, that could also help.
> Fred Herman

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