Installing Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) on a ThinkPad X200

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Just brief info for now as I haven't time to test all features yet.

Installation

  • Installing from desktop cd:
    not tested
  • Installing from alternate cd:
    works fine with optical drive in X200 UltraBase, just follow the steps
  • Installing via wubi:
    not tested

Features support

Display

  • internal LCD: works fine
  • external VGA: not tested
  • external VGA via ultraBase: works fine
  • DisplayPort via ultraBase: works fine

Trackpoint

works fine

WiFi

  • Intel 5100: not tested
  • Intel 5300: not tested
  • Intel 5350: works fine, kernel sees it as 5300 so the above probably also works

Bluetooth

generally works, but see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bluez/+bug/381913

3G

not tested

webcam

not tested


Sound

  • internal speakers: not tested
  • headphones: not tested
  • headphones via ultrabase: works fine
  • internal mic: works fine
  • mic via ultrabase: not tested

Sensors

mostly work, Tp smapi adds more readable sensor names, for HDD hddtemp is needed

HDAPS

works with Tp smapi. After installing hdapsd edit /etc/default/hdapsd make sure START is set to "yes", DISK to "sda" and adjust SENSITIVITY (50 works ok for most people).

Suspending

Works fine as long as you don't suspend when docked.

Hibernating

Not tested

Docking and Undocking

  • Docking works ok, system even tries to switch automatically to saved external monitor display configuration and sometimes it even does the smart thing
  • Before undocking you must always press "pre-undock" button on the left side of docking station and wait until green arrow allows you to proceed. Otherwise system will start to beep at you and it will probably get confused.
  • Undocking and/or pressing "pre-undock" button switches automatically display to internal LCD only so you don't have to worry about it.
  • automatic umounting of devices connected to docking station was not tested yet.
  • suspending or hibernating when docked is not a good idea as system will get confused when resumed not docked also.