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This report describes the installation and customization of Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) on a Thinkpad X60 6363.
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This report describes the installation and customization of Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04) on a Thinkpad X60 (6363) Tablet.
  
 
= Installing without CD-Rom =
 
= Installing without CD-Rom =
  
I considered going the simple way and created a bootable usbstick with UNetbootin under Windows.
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I considered going the simple way and created a bootable usbstick with [http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net UNetbootin].
Choose Ubuntu "netinstall" (8.04) and all the required data is downloaded automagically and a proper stick is built.
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Choose Ubuntu "live" (9.04) and all the required data is downloaded automagically and a proper stick is built.
Make sure that the ethernet cable is plugged in '''before''' booting the stick. There's a bug in the ethernet driver (e1000/e) which prevents the device from settling down.
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Check ubuntuwiki for more: [https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick Install Ubuntu from usbstick]
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= What works out-of-the-box =
 
= What works out-of-the-box =
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* Suspend to RAM
 
* Suspend to RAM
 
* Atheros Wifi (madwifi)
 
* Atheros Wifi (madwifi)
* Most Fn-Keys
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* Fn Hotkeys
* video driver: fancy 3D compositing is enabled
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* Intel video driver: fancy 3D compositing is enabled
 
* Bluetooth
 
* Bluetooth
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* Ethernet
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* Wacom stylus input
  
 
= What does not work out-of-the-box =
 
= What does not work out-of-the-box =
  
* Ethernet (e1000/e) bug
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== Automatic screen rotation on swivel ==
* Wacom stylus input
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* Screen rotation on swivel
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* Fingerprint reader
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* APS harddisk protection
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= Powersaving / Performance customizatons =
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== Daemons ==
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Disable unnecessary daemons which are enabled by default with "sysv-rc-conf":
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* brltty
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* (pcmciautils)
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* (bluetooth)
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* pppd-dns
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* timidity
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* rsync
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= TODO =
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Check out and build this repository:
- stylus, screen rotation, handwriting input panel (cellwriter), fingerprint reader, powersaving customizations
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  bzr branch lp:~karl.hegbloom/tabuntu/tablet-screen-rotation-support
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  ./configure --prefix=/usr
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  make
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  sudo make install
  
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Edit sudoers file...
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  visudo
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... add this line..
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  %video ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/setkeycodes
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... and add your user to the 'video' group.
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  sudo adduser $USER video
  
 
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Revision as of 12:20, 15 August 2009

This report describes the installation and customization of Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04) on a Thinkpad X60 (6363) Tablet.

Installing without CD-Rom

I considered going the simple way and created a bootable usbstick with UNetbootin. Choose Ubuntu "live" (9.04) and all the required data is downloaded automagically and a proper stick is built.


What works out-of-the-box

  • Suspend to disk
  • Suspend to RAM
  • Atheros Wifi (madwifi)
  • Fn Hotkeys
  • Intel video driver: fancy 3D compositing is enabled
  • Bluetooth
  • Ethernet
  • Wacom stylus input

What does not work out-of-the-box

Automatic screen rotation on swivel

Check out and build this repository:

 bzr branch lp:~karl.hegbloom/tabuntu/tablet-screen-rotation-support
 ./configure --prefix=/usr
 make
 sudo make install

Edit sudoers file...

 visudo 

... add this line..

 %video ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/setkeycodes

... and add your user to the 'video' group.

 sudo adduser $USER video