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Fedora Core 4 on an IBM ThinkPad T42p

General Notes

The Fedora Core 4 install went well -- basically everything was auto-detected and worked. The following are a few small tweaks:

  • ACPI S3 Sleep
         pci=noacpi acpi_sleep=s3_bios pci=usepirqmask
    to the kernel command line to fix an S3 sleep problem (graphics doesn't work upon resume). And it now works reliably even with the ipw2100 module loaded.

    Previous (eg. FC-3) kernels had flaky ACPI S3 suspend/resume problems that could be worked around by:
    • unloading the ipw2100 module
    • stopping pcmcia, unloading the pcmcia modules, and physically removing all pcmcia/cardbus cards
    • unloading the USB modules
    but current (eg. 2.6.14-1.1653_FC4) FC-4 kernels don't seem to suffer from these problems any longer!
  • swsusp2
    With FC-3, I used to use the swsusp2 kernels as provided by but ACPI S3 now works very nicely so there is little need of the slower suspend-to-disk functionality.