Here’s the breakdown:
|Hardware Components||Status Under Linux||Notes|
|Intel Core i7 (quad core, x86_64)||Works||No special setup needed. Make sure you download the x86_64 dvd/cd’s|
|4GB RAM||Works||No special setup needed|
|500GB SATA Hard Drive||Works||Had to use install DVD to setup a ext3 for / as ext4 install off LiveCD wasn’t working for whatever reason|
|Touchpad||Works||Had to yum install gpointer-device-settings and run it to get Vertical/Horizonal Scrolling Working|
|Intel HD Graphics||Works (external VGA / DVI too)||No special setup needed|
|Intel Gigabit Ethernet network card||Works||No special setup needed|
|Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 /td>||Works||No special setup needed|
|CD/DVD Reader/Burner||Works||No special setup needed|
That’s about it, besides the small hickups w/ the root FS and touchpad-scrolling installation went as smooth as possible and everything worked out of the box. Even after I did a pre-install re-partitioning w/ gparted, Windows 7 still boot up as well, so that’s an additional plus.
This is my first Thinkpad and it is really looking to be as Linux friendly as everyone says they are.