Install Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) on a ThinkPad T400
- 1 Before Installation
- 2 What works out of the box?
- 3 What needs some Tweaks?
- 4 What doesn't work at the moment?
- 5 Not tested yet
Before you can start Ubuntu from CD or USB you have to change two BIOS settings:
- Change to Internal or ATI Graphics with Config --> Display --> Graphics Device --> [Integrated graphics] or [Discrete Graphics]
- Disable OS Detection for Switchable Graphics. Otherwise it will mysteriously switch back to Switchable Graphics.
Now you can boot your Live-CD, connect to Wireless Lan, and install the OS.
What works out of the box?
- Wireless with iwlagn driver (Intel WiFi Link 5100/5300 WLAN controller)
- G mode + WEP and WPA2 PSK (If you have the ThinkPad 11b/g Wireless LAN mini PCI Express Adapter III (Aetheros Chipset), see below!)
- with status LED and everything!
- Intel Gigabit Ethernet Controller
- Intel driver for Integrated Graphics (Intel Integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD)
- with 3D acceleration out-of-the-box
- ATI fglrx driver for Discrete Graphics (ATI Mobility Radeon 3470 graphics)
- To enjoy 3D acceleration, you have to install the proprietary fglrx Driver. (for example with the jockey-gtk tool)
- VGA/HDMI output
- Touchpoint and Trackpad
- Including scroll at the right side of the pad by default. (for scrolling with the middle mouse button, see below!)
- Optical drive
- Including DVD burning
- Sound card
- To use your internal microphone you have to change to "HDA Intel CONEXANT Analog (ALSA)" in audio-settings.
- built-in webcam with Skype
- 7-in-1 card reader from Ricoh (MMC, Memory Stick, Mem Stick Pro, SD, SDHC, XD, XD Type H Memory)
- Only tested SD cards.
- Control buttons/Hotkeys
- Volume control buttons
- Screen brightness control (but changing brightness is a little bit diffuse. It's getting brighter but on maximum it changes to nearly lowest and get brighter again.)
- Thinklight control
- WLAN/BT/OFF toggle (Fn+F5 and mechanical toggle)
- Media player control
- Some ACPI features
- Battery status, power graphs and history (tested with an single 6-Cell battery)
- Lid states and events
- ThinkVantage Button (You only have to allocate a programm!)
What needs some Tweaks?
Scrolling with Trackpoint
Create a new file called /etc/hal/fdi/policy/mouse-wheel.fdi typing:
sudo gedit /etc/hal/fdi/policy/mouse-wheel.fdi
And fill it with this code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <match key="info.product" string="TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint"> <merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateWheel" type="string">true</merge> <merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateWheelButton" type="string">2</merge> <merge key="input.x11_options.XAxisMapping" type="string">6 7</merge> <merge key="input.x11_options.YAxisMapping" type="string">4 5</merge> <merge key="input.x11_options.ZAxsisMapping" type="string">4 5</merge> <merge key="input.x11_options.Emulate3Buttons" type="string">true</merge> </match>
(Based on code from Michael Vogt and adapted to support both vertical and horizontal scrolling.)
Enabling Touchpad on/off key
Source: [] The SHMConfig is now controlled through hal. In the past this was done through xorg.conf
You have to add the file
$ sudo gedit /etc/hal/fdi/policy/shmconfig.fdi
with the following content:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?> <deviceinfo version="0.2"> <device> <match key="input.x11_driver" string="synaptics"> <merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">True</merge> </match> </device> </deviceinfo>
After this change please reboot. Restarting hal doesn't help.
Taken from Bug #287428 "Menu key emits XF86WakeUp on Thinkpad X61s":
Václav Šmilauer wrote: "When I press the menu key on Thinkpad X61s, it doesn't do anything. I checked with xev and the generated keycode is 151 (xev-reported), which is mapped to <I151> and this, in turn to XF86WakeUp. I tried diferent keyboard models for Thinkpads, bot none of them worked in this respect. A temporary solution was to replace "XF86WakeUp" with "Menu" in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/inet:86, where <I151> is mapped."
The Workaround in short:
sudo gedit /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/inet
Press Str + F to search for "I151" and write
"Menu" instead of "XF86WakeUp" in this line!
What doesn't work at the moment?
lsusb: Bus 002 Device 004: ID 08ff:2810 AuthenTec, Inc.
Daniel from fprint Project wrote in their mailing list, that support for our device is in development! For more information look here: fprint Unsupported devices
Same Problem as with 8.10!
Not tested yet
ThinkPad 11b/g Wireless LAN mini PCI Express Adapter III (Atheros AR5007EG/AR2425 Chipset)
Please test the drivers!