IBM ThinkPad R51E 1844-5GU
03 Jan 2006

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:
Operating Systems:
  Novell® Linux Desktop 9 for x86, Powered by SUSE® LINUX     Support Pack 2 for Novell® Linux Desktop 9

Product Description
The ThinkPad R51e is the newest update to Lenovo's value notebook line. Starting at 6.0 lbs and 1.46" thin, it features a high performance ATI integrated graphics chipset. This system has a Intel Pentium M processor running on a PCI Express bus and even has a PCIe card slot. 802.11a/b/g integrated wireless balances out the package with both mobility and function. Available with a 15-inch display featuring XGA and of course ThinkPad's legendary keyboard and ThinkLight, the R51e provides the essential features that budget travelers or mobile users require.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Notebook
Mother Board Revision:39T5695
BIOS:IBM 78ET31WW 1.02 (7/28/2005)
CPU:Intel®  Pentium® M Processor 1.73 GHz
RAM:512 MB
Bus Type:2 CardBus
2 USB Ports
Parallel Port
Video Adapter:ATI®  Radeon® Xpress 200M
Host Bus Adapter:ATI®  SB400 Chipset , UltraATA-100
Hard Disk Drive:Hitachi GST  HTS424040M9At00 , UltraATA-100
CD/DVD:Panasonic  UJDA770 , ATAPI
Floppy Type:NONE
Test Kit:System Test Kit 4.2.6

Config Notes
The sound does not work in this system because the adapter driver is not included with NLD. Graphics adapter requires VESA Framebuffer (fbdev) driver. This driver does not support dual simultaneous monitor display and does not support monitor power-off or sleep mode. The general distribution graphics driver for the ATI® Mobility Radeon Xpress 200M does not support hibernate mode or simultaneous dual output. Please read the Novell ATI Howto. This will enable all features of the video card.

Adapters and Drivers
AdapterDriver TypeFile NameDateSize
Atheros®  AR5002X 802.11a/b/g
LAN Driverath_pci.ko28-Jun-200545883
ATI®  SB400 Chipset
HBA Driversnd-atiixp.ko28-Jun-200524832
Broadcom®  Integrated BCM 5751F Fast Ethernet Controller
LAN Drivertg3.ko28-Jun-200590424

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