Installing Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) on a ThinkPad T61
Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
Tested: Worked "out of the box"
- NVidia (Quadro NVS 140M): works (needs proprietary driver for hardware acceleration)
- Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN: works
- Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG: works
- Front switch (airplane mode): works by default
Ethernet (Intel Gigabit): works
Special Keys (volume, Fn-,):
- ThinkVantage button: go to System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts and assign a task to it.
- Fn-F5 (Wireless/Bluetooth): works by default
- Fn-F8 (Enable/Disable touchpad): works with small bug, see http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-input-synaptics/+bug/380741/comments/15
- Fn.F4 (Sleep button) works by default with Ubuntu and proprietary NVidia driver
Touchpoint: works, for tweaking see http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_configure_the_TrackPoint#Configuration_using_Gnome
Fingerprint reader: works (sort of)
The scanner works, but (in X windows) you need to hit "Enter" after doing a scan.
The solution is to add the following repository:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:martin-meltin/ppa
$ sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude -y full-upgrade
- Suspend: works by default, but is unresponsive for ~10 sec after resume: http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/346310
- Hibernate: not working by default (beta1)
Bluetooth: works by default
- Ultrabay Slim Super Multi-Burner Drive : works
Audio (AD1984 HD): works
- Headphones: works
- Microphone: works
Card Reader: not tested
Tested: Needed tweaking to obtain full functionality
HDAPS Harddisk Parking Got very easy to handle with lucid, the module is now recompiled at any kernel-install using DKMS, just install and reboot:
$ sudo aptitude install tp-smapi-dkms hdapsd
now just wait until next reboot, if you can't wait:
# modprobe tp-smapi; /etc/init.d/hdapsd restart
- Atheros Communications Inc. AR5212: Kernel panic (flashing caps lock) with Ath5k and Network Manager. Uninstall NM and installing WICD seems to have resolved for now. System working fine before upgrading from Karmic.
Upgrade from 9.10
Reboot failed due to mount problems with LVM. One of my logical volumes was added a second time to /etc/fstab. I'm still getting boot problems but can safely Skip the error message on boot screen to complete the startup.
Thunderbird upgrade from v2 to v3 caused many plug-in's to stop working. Many had newer versions available (that had to be manually installed).
Firefox was updated. Follow this link to get instructions for re-enabling medibuntu repository for Flash, etc --> http://www.ivankristianto.com/os/ubuntu/things-you-want-to-do-after-install-ubuntu-10-04-desktop-part-2/1237/
- T60 Thread at Ubuntu Forums - May be helpful for T61