Installing Ubuntu 6.04 on a ThinkPad X41

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This is a draft on how to get Ubuntu 6.04 on the ThinkPad X41


Penguin Liberation Front

deb dapper free non-free

deb-src dapper free non-free

apt-get install realplay


deb dapper-seveas freenx

The proxy package doesn't exist. It's not a problem. I choose to use the FreeNX key.

Swiss keyboard encoding

setxkbmap ch (for Swiss German)

setxkbmap ch -variant fr (for Swiss French)


sudo update-alternatives --config java

sudo mv blogbridge-2.16.tgz /usr/share/

sudo tar xvzf blogbridge-2.16.tgz

mv blogbridge-2.16 blogbridge

Enable TrackPoint middle-button scrolling

To use the blue middle TrackPoint button as a scroll wheel (using the red TrackPoint itself to scroll up and down), do the following. In a terminal, enter these commands:

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf-original

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

In the editor, find the section headed Section “InputDevice” / Identifier “Configured Mouse” and the following lines above the “EndSection” line:

Option "EmulateWheel" "true"

Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"

Save the file. Logout, restart X with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, and log in again. Source for this item: Many ThinkPad-related sites, confirmed by experiment.


deb dapper main

apt-get install wine

run winecfg --> Windows2000

Suspend to RAM


You need to install this update:


dpkg -i acpi-support_0.85_i386.deb

SBB06 (Swiss Railway Timetable)


wine /home/cgaspoz/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/CFF.06/HAFASWIN.EXE

cp SBB/BIN/sbb.ico /usr/share/pixmaps


wine /home/cgaspoz/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/EndNote\ 9/EndNote.exe

gdiplus.dll not found? copy GDIPLUS.DLL from a Windows box to .wine/drive_c/windows/system32

Nice templates for Qt (Skype, Eric3, ...)