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notebook ThinkPad T530
model: ThinkPad T530(model id: 1160)
subtype (notebook, netbook, motherboard, tablet):
does it have a free boot firmware (BIOS,UEFI,...) ?
can free operating systems be installed?
does the device prevent installing wifi cards not-approved by the vendor?
yes (see the details inside the description entry)
year of commercialization:
compatibility with free software:
tested on:
Trisquel 4.5 Slaine
tested with the following kernel libre:
video card model:
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (works with 3D acceleration)
wifi model:
Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] (rev 34) (it does not work)
webcam model:
(it works)
Wifi card whitelist

All thinkpads have a Wifi card whitelist at the BIOS level that prevent installing certain WiFi cards. The restriction can be bypassed with a BIOS modification: either installing Libreboot, Coreboot or editing the official Lenovo/IBM BIOS.

Power management doesn't work that well by default, but by following instructions on http://www.thinkwiki.org the power management is OK.

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