X doesn't start. It gave a message (which I forgot to write down) about core pointers being missing. Well, there was no mouse attached, but the Thinkpad comes with a fully functional touchpad. I glanced over Xorg.conf, and saw that the mouse protocol is set to ps/2. According to a guy who installed Gentoo on a Thinkpad, this should just work. Any hints on how to get this going?
While I was in Xorg.conf, I took a look at the screen section. Supposedly, this screen is an SXGA+, and it should be able to handle 1400x1050 resolution. That particular mode wasn't listed.
Since I'm here, I might as well mention that I was unable to copy my Xorg.conf onto a usb stick - couldn't get the stick mounted. I used the command:
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mount -t vfat /dev/sdb /media/memory
But it said that it could not find a FAT filesystem there. According to my Windows machine at the office, it is in fact formatted FAT32. What's the deal here? The usb drive in question is a 2GB Forum SnowDrive Recon.
Sorry, it's been a long time since I configured a Linux system, and it's been a really long time since I did it with Slack. So I will probably have a lot of stupid questions with incomplete information over the next few weeks.