IBM ThinkPad G40 - 2388-3BU

Just an FYI:

As of 08/05/03 the following are outstanding/unresolved issues with
this very economical and well-designed laptop:

Kernel 2.4.21-ac4

1. No APM/ACPI support for battery monitor, etc. Using BIOS ver.
1TET79WW (1.03)

2. LAN needs bcm5700.o compiled from /src/ directory of downloaded
drivers from: http://www.broadcom.com/

Any one else with this or similar model with advice on making this
unit more 'Linux - friendly', please post.

btw: I opened a 'trouble-tix' with IBM support re: ACPI bios.

Thanks.