[Bug 33617] Re: [agp] X.org does not initialize screen on IBM T20, T21, T22

Gabriel M. gabrielmorin at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 06:56:35 UTC 2008

I'm about to attempt an install of Intrepid on a Thinkpad T22 and a T23
for some friends, so I disagree with the "this card is now too old to
support" statement. What are you doing of Linux's reputation of running
on old computers better than Windows XP? Nothing indicates these
computers are dying, and my friends may be using them for the next 5
years. Will there be 10 more versions of Ubuntu with this bug?

Also, what about the green "re-using" approach (and poorer countries)? It's easy to get a T22 (or replacement parts) on eBay for under 100$, there are about a thousand listings: http://shop.ebay.com/items/_W0QQ_nkwZthinkpadQ20t22QQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZR40QQ_mdoZ
So why buy a newer and much more expensive laptop just for word processing and email??

In conclusion, since apparently we are so close to a fix (or a least an
automatic workaround), I strongly suggest that this patch and all
alternative solutions be reviewed and implemented in an update to
Intrepid. For instance, in time for the inevitable 8.10.1.

[agp] X.org does not initialize screen on IBM T20, T21, T22
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