Now on restart the GUI refuses to launch and instead boots me into the text console – I can login and such but haven’t thus yet figured out how to launch the desktop although since I am relatively new to Linux so I may just not be familiar with the command to do this ; ‘startx’ gives me an error along the lines of “there is no compatible display” There are 2 open source drivers for X 1. This forum is not an official support channel. Anyone at Lenovo interested in this? Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

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No deep sleep support? Ati mobility firegl v5700 linux that happens I’m sure they will post their Linux experience here instead of in the W series forum. I hope ATI is not pushing the responsibility of a Linux driver to Novell and the open-source community alone. Maybe they’re totally compatible with R, maybe not View LQ Wiki Contributions.

Message 9 ati mobility firegl v5700 linux Also, I feel that there is OS discrimination at Lenovo. And it simply supports incomplete 2D acceleration on most recent cards although it works beautifully on a Mobility X that I have.


You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. I’d like to report that Lenovo is interested in supporting this. Find More Posts by adamk A large number of Thinkpads and some Macs. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features.

For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. December 14th, 3. The linux forum is here for Linux enthusiasts to share experiences, tips, etc becuase the linux questions are mostly ignored in ati mobility firegl v5700 linux main forums. Actually, the only people who can say anything useful is the people who already own a W and have tried or plan to try to install some Linux distribution on it probably many W owners, even if not regular Linux users.

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Yes, and you will agree that someone who has a W without Linux cannot help you either, won’t you? Originally Posted by allbread. April 19th, 5.

The driver does exist but only for Windows. November 17th, 2. It looks like the topic has been sweeped under the carpet.


I am not employed by Lenovo. Thank you for the reply.

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Message 1 of at Thanks so much for this Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux. Message 4 of Find More Posts by a4z.

Thank you for the replies. That’s cool, but if we don’t know linud working on it, we’ll just choose someone who is. I don’t see why someone running Linux on some ThinkSomething ati mobility firegl v5700 linux even read the topic; unless he would be interested on W and in that case would probably read the W group messages.

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We’re looking to move into the W series of Thinkpads. It seems to me we were talking about W and getting it working with Linux.

It feels unfair that even laptops and many softwares are locked into Microsoft specific solution. And many Windows using professionals often give Linux a try, particularly on a new system.