Installing Ubuntu 6.10 on a ThinkPad X40
This document describes the process of installing and configuring the release version of Ubuntu Edgy Eft on a Lenovo ThinkPad X40.
|USB Installation||Yes (CD)|
|CRT / Projector||Yes|
|Power Management||Software Suspend (hibernate)||Yes|
|Suspend to Memory (ACPI sleep)||Yes|
|Harddisk Active Protection||Unknown|
|Only toggles Bluetooth Power|
Wireless seems to be supported flawlessly in terms of drivers, though I'm not sure how well the built-in Network Manager works. I use the iwconfig command to manage my wireless, as I have a need to create pseudo-"profiles", and in this document I will describe this alternative process.
For those of you new to Linux, I'll try to detail a few terms I use with little explanation:
- Xorg configuration -- the display configuration file, residing in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
- Execute a command -- press Alt-F2, then type gnome-terminal into the prompt and press enter -- this is a terminal into which you input said commands
Renaming Wireless Interface
By default, the internal Intel 2200BG wireless card was named eth0. Aside from being annoying it also causes the Network Monitor to mistake the wireless card for a standard ethernet card. To rename it to wlan0 edit the file /etc/iftab: Change
eth0 mac <mac address> arp 1 eth1 mac <mac address> arp 1
eth0 mac <mac address> arp 1 wlan0 mac <mac address> arp 1
To prevent your networks from being renamed when you resume from standy or hibernation, modify the resume scrips to pause for a few seconds before reloading the kernel modules. To do this modify /etc/acpi/resume.d/35-modules-load.sh: Add the line
# Load any drivers that we removed for x in $MODULES; do modprobe $x; done
The packages necessary to use WPA are installed by default, but no GUI configuration program. There are a few options available, refer to this page: instructions. I suggest using the NetworkManager.