Installing Ubuntu on a ThinkPad X60 Tablet

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This report describes the installation and customization of Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) on a Thinkpad X60 6363.

Installing without CD-Rom

I considered going the simple way and created a bootable usbstick with UNetbootin under Windows. Choose Ubuntu "netinstall" (8.04) 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. Check ubuntuwiki for more: Install Ubuntu from usbstick

What works out-of-the-box

  • Suspend to disk
  • Suspend to RAM
  • Atheros Wifi (madwifi)
  • Most Fn-Keys
  • video driver: fancy 3D compositing is enabled
  • Bluetooth

What does not work out-of-the-box

  • Wacom stylus input
  • Screen rotation on swivel
  • Fingerprint reader
  • APS harddisk protection

Powersaving / Performance customizatons


Disable unnecessary daemons which are enabled by default with "sysv-rc-conf":

* brltty
* (pcmciautils)
* (bluetooth)
* pppd-dns
* timidity
* rsync


- stylus, screen rotation, handwriting input panel (cellwriter), fingerprint reader, powersaving customizations