Installing Ubuntu 5.10 on a ThinkPad T43 (1871)
It was quite straightforward. Most of it "just worked" : thank you Ubuntu !
Worked out of the Box
- Networking (wired and wireless)
- ThinkPad Buttons
Worked after little tweaking
- Display :
issue : not able to use the full resolution (1400x1050) due to a bug in the Intel 915GM bios.
solution : Installing 855resolution (apt-get install 855resolution) Modifying the file /etc/default/855resolution :
MODE=3c XRESO=1400 YRESO=1050
Checking the Monitor section in the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf for
Section "Monitor" Identifier "Your screen here" Option "DPMS" HorizSync 30-97 VertRefresh 50-160 EndSection
- 56k Modem :
issue : does not work with the open source driver (sl-modem)
solution : Using the partly proprietary one from Linuxant .
- Bluetooth (modules loaded)
- Infrared (modules loaded)
- TV Out
Sometimes, it does not wake up correctly after a suspend. To solve this issue, I am using a newer kernel (2.6.15).
See also the Ubuntu wiki :