Ubuntu 10.10 Installation instructions for the ThinkPad X120e

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All of this is courtesy of linuxhobox from this discussion: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1699238

Just finished setting this up.

Realtek wifi works stock w/ Natty / Maverick needs compile of rtl8192ce driver from realtek site. (http://www.realtek.com/Downloads/dow...e&SortByDesc=1)(make,make install, reboot)

Bluetooth works stock w/ Natty / Maverick needs work

Fglrx ati graphics did not compile w/ Natty (is x server compatible?) / works with Maverick see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI (hdmi sound works)

Suspend works w/ Maverick (wifi works after suspend) / not tested with natty

UEFI install worked w/ Natty / Kernel panic with Maverick

UEFI install will not work from usb stick unless it emulates a cd/dvd rom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U3)

Legacy Bios Install worked w/ both

wireless function key has no effect

Got the internal microphone working w/ maverick

upgraded alsa in maverick (follow link on page three of this thread) --> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1681577

add the bold line below in the hooks section of /usr/share/alsa/alsa.conf

Code: @hooks [

               func load
               files [
               errors false


reinstall pulseaudio to fix configs

do not have model=ideapad for hda-snd-intel param

Anyone with skype camera issues, make sure you have the following lines inside /usr/bin/skype-wrapper


LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so /usr/bin/skype "$@"

Sleep - run gconf-editor - modify apps > gnome-power-manager > actions > sleep_type_battery to 'suspend'