Install Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) on a ThinkPad T400s

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T400s

Disclaimer

I just started to write up this page as of 2009-08-12. Please expect more to come in the next couple of days. The "template" was taken from Ubuntu 9.04 on a T400. Of course at the moment [| Karmic Alpha3] is all you can get off the Net. The good news is: Everything works out of the box.

Before Installation

Backup your data. Maybe dd the rescue partition.

What works out of the box?


  • Intel driver for Integrated Graphics (Intel Integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD), module i915
    • with 3D acceleration out-of-the-box
  • VGA/HDMI output
    • Needs more testing.
  • Sound card
    • module snd-hda-intel
  • Optical drive
  • built-in webcam (tested with skype, cheese and ekiga) (idVendor 0x17ef Lenovo, idProduct 0x480d, bcdDevice 23.38, iManufacturer 1 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.)
  • 7-in-1 card reader from Ricoh (MMC, Memory Stick, Mem Stick Pro, SD, SDHC, XD, XD Type H Memory)
  • Touchpoint and Trackpad (Tapping seems not to work., use gpointing-device-settings to configure)


  • Control buttons/Hotkeys
    • Volume control buttons
    • Screen brightness control (FN + Home/End)
    • Thinklight control (FN + PgUp)
    • WLAN/BT/OFF toggle (Fn+F5 press once: Wlan and BT off/Press second time: BT off, Wlan on/Third time: BT on, Wlan off/Press another time: BT and Wlan on)
    • To add a bluetooth-only-toggle (Fn+F6) that doesn't affect WLAN take a look here
    • Wlan/BT hardware switch
    • Media player control (FN + arrows)
    • Browser history buttons
    • Switch to extern Monitor (FN + F7 press once: picture on both monitors/Second time: on external Monitor/Third time: Laptop monitor)
    • Suspend shortcut (FN + F4)
    • Hibernate shortcut (FN + F12)
    • Battery info shortcut (FN + F3)
    • Screenlock shortcut (FN + F2)
    • dock eject button (FN + F9) not tested yet!
    • ThinkVantage Button (You only have to allocate a programm!)


  • Some ACPI features
    • Battery status, power graphs and history (tested with an single 6-Cell battery)
    • Lid states and events
  • Suspend/Hibernate



Stay tuned, more to come.