ThinkPads are known to be Linux friendly. Hopefully its still under warranty. Views Read View source View history. It was no biggie cause I just went out and bought a mouse that connected to the USB ports and I could just use that. Hey Greg, I am having the same exact problem.

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Once it does, press next and it should start installing. Battery Life — I wanted at least four hours.

Great wireless range and features, Bluetooth, It has no firewire or card reader. November 10th, 4.

I am a displeased to say the least. Push it and you can find out everything you wanted to know about your ThinkPad and more.

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If anyone knows any way of maybe reseting the USB ports please tell me. I’m betting that IBM didn’t do anything about the problem prior inm the sale and the new owners are still trying to find their feet when it comes to what they have bought.


Very quick turnaround time. I am currently running the latest version of Ubuntu exclusively on my notebook.

IBM ThinkPad T42 Review (pics, specs)

I was dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu 8. I had xp running on this machine shortly, and it too had issues with the usb 2. The T42 came with a 1. Does anyone know the solution for this? Ubuntu Uxb Code of Conduct. A powered USB hub solved that one.

Usability is second-to-none with the ThinkPad line and consumer oriented bells and whistles such as multicard readers or widescreen Ibmm are shunned in favor of things such as adding keyboard lights, biometric security readers, hard-drive shock protection or other things that generally add to the usability, durability and security of a notebook.

The first is not recognized although plug-in detected. Flexing the right palmrest area up will temporarily kbm the USB 2. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.

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New IBM ThinkPad T42 notebooks feature new fingerprint and Intel PRO/Wireless technologies

The latest T42 refresh, and for the specific L1U model that I have, the tradition of building on security features comes in the form of adding a fingerprint reader that allows a user to swipe their finger to gain access to the T Aside from the new fingerprint reader, feature we find that the design is the same as ever with the T4X series. Interesting how so many have this same problem. T40 models, USB 2.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This is very good, many manufacturers will give just a year unless you want to cough up more money. I purchased a Bluetooth enabled Kensington Pilot Mouse to use with it. It is clear and bright from one corner to another.

New IBM ThinkPad T42 notebooks feature new fingerprint and Intel PRO/Wireless technologies

Did you make any progress with Lenovo? I finally rigged it up so I could use it to scroll. I had heard about fan noise issues with the T43s.