Installing Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) on a ThinkPad T61
Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
Tested: Worked "out of the box"
- NVidia (Quadro NVS 140M): works (needs proprietary driver for hardware acceleration)
- Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN: works
- Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG: works
- Front switch (airplane mode): works by default
Ethernet (Intel Gigabit): works
Special Keys (volume, Fn-,):
- ThinkVantage button: go to System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts and assign a task to it.
- Fn-F5 (Wireless/Bluetooth): works by default
- Fn-F8 (Enable/Disable touchpad): works with small bug, see http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-input-synaptics/+bug/380741/comments/15
- Fn.F4 (Sleep button) works by default with Ubuntu and proprietary NVidia driver
Touchpoint: works, for tweaking see http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_configure_the_TrackPoint#Configuration_using_Gnome
Fingerprint reader: works (sort of)
The scanner works, but (in X windows) you need to hit "Enter" after doing a scan.
The solution is to add the following repository:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:martin-meltin/ppa
$ sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude -y full-upgrade
- Suspend: works by default, but is unresponsive for ~10 sec after resume: http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/346310
- Hibernate: not working by default (beta1)
Bluetooth: works by default
- Ultrabay Slim Super Multi-Burner Drive : works
Audio (AD1984 HD): works
- Headphones: works
- Microphone: works
Card Reader: not tested
Tested: Needed tweaking to obtain full functionality
HDAPS Harddisk Parking Got very easy to handle with lucid, the module is now recompiled at any kernel-install using DKMS, just install and reboot:
$ sudo aptitude install tp-smapi-dkms hdapsd
now just wait until next reboot, if you can't wait:
# modprobe tp-smapi; /etc/init.d/hdapsd restart
- Atheros Communications Inc. AR5212: Kernel panic (flashing caps lock) with Ath5k and Network Manager. Uninstall NM and installing WICD seems to have resolved for now. System working fine before upgrading from Karmic.
== Upgrade from 9.10 (
Reboot failed due to mount problems with LVM. One of my logical volumes was added a second time to /etc/fstab. I'm still getting boot problems but can safely Skip the error message on boot screen to complete the startup.
Thunderbird upgrade from v2 to v3 caused many plug-in's to stop working. Many had newer versions available (that had to be manually installed).