Installing Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) on a ThinkPad Edge 14" (Intel)

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This guide is for a Thinkpad Edge 14" with Intel processors.


  • Ethernet
  • Pointing devices. (Their settings can be tweaked.)
    • TouchPad
    • TrackPoint.
  • Fn+F[1-12]
  • Special Keys
    • Sound Mute (F1)
    • Volume Up (F2)
    • Volume Down (F3)
    • Brightness down (F7)
    • Brigtness up (F8)
    • Previous track in Movie Player (F10)
    • Play/Pause in Movie Player (F11)
    • Next track in Movie Player (F12)
  • Hibernation. (Swap size must be greater than RAM size)
  • Suspend
  • Integrated Camera

Worked with Tweeking

  • WiFi. Must be turned on manually because the toggle wireless key on the keyboard doesn't work.
    • Right-click on the "NetworkManager Applet" and select "Enable Wireless" and "Enable Networking".
  • Integrated Microphone. Must be turned on manually.
    • Left-click on the gnome-panel's sound button and select "Sound Preferences...". On the "Input" tab uncheck "Mute" and increase the "Input Volume" to 100%.

TrackPoint and TouchPad Tweeks

The TouchPad and TrackPoint can be configured using the GPointing Device Settings. Install it using...

sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings

...and run it from System->Preferences->Pointing Devices.

Enabling TrackPoint scrolling

Go to System->Preferences->Pointing Devices and select the TrackPoint in the left pane. Check "Use wheel emulation" and select 2 for "button"

Changing TrackPoint's speed and sensitivity

The TrackPoint's sensitivity and speed can be altered. For example, to set the speed to 150 and the sensitivity to 175 become root...

sudo -i

And then enter...

echo -n 150 > /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio4/serio5/speed
echo -n 175 > /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio4/serio5/sensitivity

To make these changes permanent, add these two lines to the end of "/etc/init.d/rc.local". See this article for more details.

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  • Special Keys
    • Change Display Settings (F6)
  • Bluetooth - Turns on at startup but functionality was not tested.

Disabling Bluetooth

By default Bluetooth Radio is enabled at startup which drains battery life. If you never use Bluetooth and want it disabled append...

service bluetooth stop /etc/init.d/rc.local

See also