Installing Ubuntu 10.10 on a ThinkPad T510
Success Chart - Out of the box experience
I had posted a howto for 10.04. This howto is similar and i changed somethings to make the istallation easier!
|Installation||Local CD/DVD install||yes|
|Display||Laptop Screen (15.6" TFT display with 1920x1080(FHD) or 1600x900(HD+))||yes||See notes below|
|Power Management||Software Suspend (hibernate)||yes|
|Suspend to Memory (ACPI sleep)||yes|
|Wireless||WiFi - ThinkPad 11b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapter II||yes|
|Bluetooth||yes||It did detect my HTC legend and i transferred some files from it.|
|(TrackPoint / Touchpad combo)||yes|
|Extra keys||partial||see ThinkPad Extra keys section below|
|Fingerprint||yes||See notes below|
|5-in-1 MultiCard Reader||yes||2GB SanDisk Ultra II SD flash card automatically detected.|
|2.0MP webcamera||yes||Tested with Skype. Works perfectly.|
|Harddisk Active Protection||yes||See notes below|
|TPM (security subsystem)||unknown|
Tested and Verified on ubuntu 10.10
Information in this section has been tested and verified using ubuntu 10.10.
Installation is very easy and a breeze. The system boots really fast. Even faster then windows. I was like WOW!!! However as the default installation came with windows and drive was not partitioned, i had to manually resize the partitions. I used the following guide to partition the HDD
I recommend you update your system after installation to get all the bugs sorted out
Update the driver by selecting System-->Administration-->Hardware drivers. You will be prompted if you want to upgrade to the relevant driver, Accept and restart. There is a bug in ubuntu in that the startup and shutdown logos get blurred. Beats me why they have not sorted it out yet but its not "important" as the logo only comes up when you start or shut down the system.
Backlight controls are not functional while running nVidia driver 195. They can be controlled by either changing brightness in a VT or adding the following to the "Devices" section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Option "RegistryDwords" "EnableBrightnessControl=1"
Reboot and the keys now work
# sudo aptitude upgrade
Then reboot and the wifi card works flawlessly.
There are two possibilities:
You can adjust the sensitivity and speed by running this script at boot
make a new config file nano /etc/init/trackpoint.conf
description "Trackpoint settings" env TPDIR=/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/serio2 start on virtual-filesystems script while [ ! -f $TPDIR/sensitivity ]; do sleep 2 done echo -n 200 > $TPDIR/sensitivity // values from 0 to 250 for sensitivity echo -n 150 > $TPDIR/speed // values from 0 to 250 for speed echo -n 0 > $TPDIR/press_to_select // 1 or 0 to turn on/off press to select end script
For some reason the settings get lost after hibernate or standby and you need to reboot to get this working again.
Setup ThinkVantage ActiveProtection
$ sudo cp /etc/modules /etc/modules_backup
$ sudo apt-get -y install tp-smapi-dkms hdapsd
$ sudo modprobe tp-smapi
$ sudo /etc/init.d/hdapsd restart
You can set the activeprotection sensivity:
cd /etc/default/ gedit hdapsd
# sensitivity SENSITIVITY=25
Now you can try, if the modules are loaded yet. Do so with
lsmod | grep hdaps
If the installation of hdapsd succeeded, you can test it by typing this into your terminal:
sudo hdapsd -d sda -s 15 -a -v -y
If you suddenly move your laptop the output will change! (stop it with pressing Ctr + C)
Reboot. Now HDAPS should work. If you want to have a HDAPS icon in your notification area like in Windows, simply install AVN
$ sudo apt-get -y install avant-window-navigator awn-applets-python-core
Now you can run the avn
Click Applications > Accessories > Avant Window Navigator
to make the ThinkHDAPS icon appear in the navigator, right click on the navigator bar and select "Dock Preferences"
Go to applets and under the catefory "All" browse down and select the applet named ThinkHDAPS
A new applet should appear on the dock. The applet changes when you shake your laptop:)
Setup Think Sensors
The gnome sensors applets allow you to monitor all important temperatures, including battery, hdd, cpu and gpu and system fan
$ sudo apt-get -y install sensors-applet
Add the hardware sensor monitor to the panel and then configure it. You can add the sensors eighter in the gnome panel or Avant Window Manager.
Note: I had to reboot the system first so that the applet appeared in gnome panel.
- libsensors: temp2 to 8 do not work for me. I have no idea if they are supposed to work or not.
- hddtemp: /dev/sda is the sensor of the harddisk. It is important to keep the harddisk always below 45°, normally under 40°.
ThinkPad Extra keys
ThinkPad keys are handled by a mixture of the thinkpad_acpi, acpi button and acpi dock drivers.
|Lock the computer||-||unknown||yes|
|Select Power Plan||-||unknown||yes|
|Put Computer to sleep/standby mode||-||unknown||yes|
|wireless||-||unknown||yes||Switches the bluetooth off|
|Change camera/audio settings||-||unknown||yes|
|Switch Display output location||-||unknown||yes|
|Change ultranav device settings||-||unknown||yes|
|Put computer in hibernation mode||-||unknown||unknown|
|Have the same function as the SysRq key.||-||unknown||unknown|
|Enable or disable the numeric keypad.||-||unknown||yes|
|Have the same function as the Break key.||-||unknown||unknown|
|NextTab||Browser Next tab||-||unknown||yes|
|PreviousTab||Browser Previous tab||-||unknown||yes|