Installing Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) on a ThinkPad T43p

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Items that work out of the box

  • Hibernation
  • Wireless
  • Sound from speakers and headphoenes. Note that no notification is displayed when adjusting volume because of this bug
  • TrackPoint
  • TouchPad
  • Volume Buttons
  • Fn button
    • Screen Brightnesss
    • Display Switch
    • ThinkLight
    • Toggeling Status of wireless radio and bluetooth
    • etc

Items that may require tweaking

Vertical scrolling by Trackpoint's middle-button

In Ubuntu clicking the Trackpoint's middle-button pastes instead of scrolling vertically. To fix this, vertical scrolling must be enabled and paste by middle-button must be disabled the for the TrackPoint. Create "mouse-wheel.fdi" in "/etc/hal/fdi/policy/" using something like...

sudo gedit "/etc/hal/fdi/policy/mouse-wheel.fdi"

...and enter the following into it...

<match key="info.product" string="TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint">
 <merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateWheel" type="string">true</merge>
 <merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateWheelButton" type="string">2</merge>
 <merge key="input.x11_options.YAxisMapping" type="string">4 5</merge>
 <merge key="input.x11_options.XAxisMapping" type="string">6 7</merge>
 <merge key="input.x11_options.Emulate3Buttons" type="string">true</merge>
 <merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateWheelTimeout" type="string">200</merge>
</match>