Talk:Installing Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) on a ThinkPad T61

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Questions should probably go in here (the discussion section). I will update this article a bit later today.

QUESTIONS!!!

I think these should be in the discussion section. ~ shadowarts

(Sorry if this is not the right way to do this. This page is incredibly helpful, and I just had a few short questions/clarifications.)

First, did you boot into "Safe Graphics Mode" from LILO or Grub, or from a graphical login screen? My installation hangs right before the login screen, and all of the virtual screens are blank. I can log into a recover mode from Grub to get a shell.

 -- This was prior to installation, in the boot options of the Ubuntu Live CD

Second, if you could add a little bit of detail as to how you installed a new kernel, why agpgart is necessary, and even what part GM965 is, that would be awesome :)

Suspending

Did anybody had the same issue with suspending ? (System slow)

Having the same problem here, R61 (same components), NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M. The problem is almost certainly with the 'nvidia' video drivers. I've tested just about every option and configuration, using kernel 2.6.22-rc7 with thinkpad & cpuidle patches and nvidia 100.14.11. Video is fine, s2ram --force, when it comes back up redrawing of screen elements is unbearable slow. Simply restarting X fixes the problem, no need to to unload the nvidia module. Hibernation is also very broken here.. it will write out to disk, shutdown, reload on restart, and then just display a black screen (backlight on).

Resuming from RAM (backlight problems)

Is anyone having trouble with their backlight upon resume from RAM? Mine appears to be either extremely (unusably) dim or off entirely. I can see faint outlines of windows, icons, etc, but nothing more. I am using acpi_sleep=s3_bios and am using the suggested changes to the Intel xorg driver. Any fixes? (preferably non-hackish).

Resuming from Disk (sound problems)

Using fairly recent ALSA CVS, I managed to get sound working (yay!) but when resuming from disk (hibernation) I can't hear anything. The devices seem to be accessible to my software (Amarok, etc), but no matter how much I fiddle with kmix, I don't hear a thing. Any fixes?

X3100 Intel Graphics

I booted the regular CD and hit F4 to change the VGA settings to 1024 x 768 x 32 and the installer ran in graphical mode. After rebooting, the GUI loads and I can see that I am using the "vesa" driver.

I have attempted to use an updated intel driver, but I can't seem to get 24-bit color depth.

Aboutblank 14:13, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

X3100 Outputs

As this is all bleeding-edge, it's understandable that not everything works, but what do we currently know about the video outputs on X3100 T61 machines? I have an Advanced Mini Dock which has DVI and VGA connectors. Are the VGA connectors on the T61 and its dock one and the same? Which video outputs are clone-only? Which video outputs are multihead-capable? Do they all share the same GPU such that they can be used as a single canvas for OpenGL, etc? Can the DVI connector on the dock be used for VGA with an adapter? What is possible with current Intel drivers? Any recipes and configuration examples for the current ultimate dynamic setup (with xrandr, (k)ubuntu control panel configuration, etc)?