Installing Ubuntu 6.10 on a ThinkPad X60

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Installation of Ubuntu 6.10 on a ThinkPad X60 (model 1706-8GG)

Series: X60

Model: 1706-8GG (IBM support page)

Operating system: Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft, Desktop Edition

Summary

What works after installation

Detection of both CPU cores (Genuine Intel (R) CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz)

internal network adapter (Intel PRO/1000)

Audio Support

USB Disk automount

What needs to be fixed

What has not yet been tested

Not included with this model

Annoyances

  • Battery life

Installation

The X60 has no external devices so an installation from USB disk has to be carried out. For the preparation of the USB disk the instructions for Install Ubuntu on Usb-bar was followed. The installer system was built on a ScanDisk (SDHC) 4.0 GB SD Memory Card. A Micromate Reader is part of the package, allowing to connect the memory card to the USB bus of the X60. In this configuration the SD card can be IPLed.

Fixes after installation

Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG

External VGA port

Auto-configured xorg.conf for reference

Cloned display

TODO
description, xorg.conf example

Extended workspace

TODO
description of issue

Hard drive protection

TODO
working detection, issue of protection