Thinkpads and 9.2/9.1
Posted Mar 11, 2004 12:01 UTC (Thu) by ranger
Parent article: A First Look at Mandrakelinux 10.0
For IBM ThinkPad users, Mandrake provides several packages that make use of the special keys found on the ThinkPad notebooks.
These packages (tpctl, tpb and tp4utils) have been present in MandrakeLinux since 9.1, and should all have worked out-the-box on 9.2 as well. Only configure-thinkpad has been added since 9.2.
In fact, one of the packages (tp4utils) doesn't work with 2.6 kernels ... so the whole package isn't quite as good on 10.0 with a 2.6 kernel yet.
But, it seems Ladislav didn't notice these features on his crusade against Mandrake 9.2 (about 4 articles here had unsubstantiated or totally incorrect or unresearched negative statements about Mandrake 9.2). It looks like this war against Mandrake may be over, so maybe I will renew my LWN subscription (I had considered not nenewing since I don't see why I should pay money to read articles that insult my work).
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