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===Opening Notes:===
#REDIRECT [[Installing Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) on a ThinkPad T61]]
1) This is written for Tribe 2, as development moves forward many of the items listed here will (hopefully) no longer be necessary or no longer apply.
2) Use the Alternative Installer, the Desktop installer installs but fails to boot
3) The system is not incredibly stable, things crash at least once per session so if you are look for stability stay with Feisty. ***This has changed lately and things are a lot more stable, disabling Compiz helped and most the random crashes seemed to have cleared up the past week.***
===Hard Disk Controller===
When the system boots hit F1 to enter the Bios, select Config->Serial ATA (SATA) and set the SATA Controller mode option to "Compatibility".
Must install using the alternate CD or the regular CD and hit F4 to change VGA settings to 1024x768x32 and use regular install.
Intel GMX3100 worked flawlessly at 1200x1024 resolution. Have not yet tried the higher resolution.
On July 10th the latest nv 2D driver was released that supported the 140m.  It should be in the repo's soon:  https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-July/004577.html  Once this makes it into the Daily CD's you should be able to install via the Live CD and the instructions below will not be required.
X will fail to start for users running Nvidia cards.  Boot into recovery mode and type:
{{cmdroot|dkpg-reconfigure xserver-xorg}} 
Accept all the defaults except change the driver from NV to VESA
Type {{cmdroot|telinit 3}} to boot into a GUI and use Synaptic to install Build-Essentials
Go to Nvidia.com and download the latest Nvidia Drivers to your desktop
When the download completes hit Ctrl-F1 to drop to a console.  Login and type:
{{cmdroot|sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop}}
Then type:
{{cmdroot|cd Desktop}}
{{cmdroot|sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run}}
If the file you download is newer that 100.14.11 make sure you modify the command appropriately
{{cmdroot|sudo shutdown -r now}}
After Rebooting Gnome should start normally
{{NOTE|With each new Kernel release this process must be repeated}}
The Atheros card should be supported by the drivers built into Gutsy.
{{HELP|Can someone with an Atheros card confirm this?}}
The Intel a/b/g/n (IPW4965) card requires the iwlwifi drivers from Intel:
{{NOTE|As the release process moves forward the Kernel will be updated so make sure to update the paths below}}
{{NOTE|With each new Kernel release this process must be repeated}}
{{cmdroot|mkdir wireless}}
{{cmdroot|cd wireless}}
{{cmdroot|wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/mac80211/downloads/mac80211-8.0.1.tgz}}
{{cmdroot|tar xzf mac80211-8.0.1.tgz}}
{{cmdroot|cd mac80211-8.0.1.tgz}}
{{cmdroot|sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.22-7 /lib/modules/2.6.22-7-generic/source}}
{{cmdroot|sudo make patch_kernel}}
{{cmdroot|wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-0.0.34.tgz}}
{{cmdroot|tar xzf iwlwifi-0.0.34.tgz}}
{{cmdroot|cd ../iwlwifi-0.0.34/}}
{{cmdroot|sudo make install}}
{{cmdroot|wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.15.tgz}}
{{cmdroot|tar xzf iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.15.tgz}}
{{cmdroot|sudo cp ../iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.15/iwlwifi-4965.ucode}}
{{cmdroot|sudo modprobe iwl4965}}
Audio does not work out of the box, download and install the latest version of Alsa from CVS using the instructions here:

Latest revision as of 12:37, 3 November 2016