Installing Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) on a ThinkPad T43p
Items that work out of the box
- Wireless Internet
- Wired Internet
- Sound from speakers and headphoenes. Note that no notification is displayed when adjusting volume because of this bug
- Volume Buttons
- Fn button
- Screen Brightnesss
- Display Switch
- Toggeling Status of wireless radio and bluetooth
Items that may require tweaking
Configuring the TrackPoint
configure-trackpoint can be used to adjust the TrackPoint's sensitivity, speed and other settings. Since configure-trackpoint depends on sysfsutils, run...
sudo apt-get install sysfsutils
...before installing it's deb file from here. Run it using...
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>
Bluetooth is turned on at startup regardless of previous settings because of this bug. This uses energy and reduces battery-life. It is a good idea to fix this if you rarely use Bluetooth. To do this open "/etc/init.d/rc.local" by...
sudo gedit "/etc/init.d/rc.local"
echo disable > /proc/acpi/ibm/bluetooth
...to the file. Settings will take effect after restarting the machine.
Hard Drive Active Protection System
The hard drive active protection system was enabled using these instructions.