[PlanetCCRMA] Running a Lenovo ThinkPad R400 or T400 on a Fedora12/CCRMA setup

Niels Mayer nielsmayer at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 08:40:19 PST 2010

What are people's opinions of running Fedora13/14/CCRMA on
the new Athlon II Neo K625 multicore "netbook" processors which appear
to be recycled desktop Athlon-II's run at low voltage and low
power..... it uses a more up-to-date version of the integrated ATI
graphics chipset that's basically the same as my current desktop RS780
with integrated Radeon graphics controller -- but  with double the
onboard "sideport" graphics memory ... and these have been getting
better support in later kernels -- but already works fine since F11
for me w/ KMS turned off. Just incase people are interested in a more
"open sourcy" AMD/ATI option:


11.6-inch CineCrystal LED-backlit widescreen display with 1366 x
768-pixel resolution (native 720p for high-definition viewing),
support for a 16.7 million color depth, and high brightness rating

1.5 GHz AMD Athlon II Neo dual-core processor K625 (2 MB L2 cache)
provides a full-featured PC experience, exceptional HD entertainment
and long battery life rating so you can do more on the go.
320 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz; maximum capacity)
ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics card provides exceptional features,
performance and power-efficiencies that enrich what you see and do
(256 MB - 1405 MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory).
Multi-Gesture Touchpad allows you to pinch, flick and swirl your
fingers across the touchpad for more natural photo and video viewing
as well as intuitive navigation of websites such as Google Earth. It
also enables you to scroll, zoom in and out and flip through web
pages, photos, spreadsheets and more. (Learn more)
Built-in webcam and microphone delivers solid communication to all
your family and friends.
Built-in stereo speakers with Dolby Sound Room, which combines a suite
of technologies to deliver truly stunning virtual surround listening
from your two laptop speakers, or on headphones for a more immersive
private performance.
Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking capability provides up to five times the
performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible
routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward
compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots
and in older home routers). This laptop uses Acer InviLink Nplify
technology that enables multi-stream input or output for faster and
more reliable bandwidth, and it also offers Acer SignalUp technology
for enhanced antenna efficiency.
Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader compatible with Secure Digital
(SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS
PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD)
Three USB 2.0 ports
HDMI high-definition audio/video output allows a single cable to
transmit uncompressed high-definition video to your digital TV or LCD.
It also includes a standard VGA video output.
Up to 5 hours of battery life (6-cell battery)
Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.0 x 1.1 inches (WxDxH)
Weight: 3.1 pounds

-- Niels

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