I took a day off from work today as we had a meeting with my son's teachers. Eigth grade can be tough.
I wrote a page about installation of Linux on a Thinkpad A21e . You can see it here: http://www.netlabs.net/~richieb/linux_thinkpad.html.
I also spent five minutes and fixed printing on my Debian box. For some reason the package that installed "magicfilter" left out one program - or perhaps I didn't notice the dependency and forgot to install it. Once this package was added things worked great.
Since the Debian machine is a print server for the laptop, it was important to get it going. It's embarassing how easy this was to fix...