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 add 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.

Note this gives vertical scrolling with a ThinkPad X40 running Ubuntu 6.10 Egdy Eft
Another note from a different user: I just applied this edit running Edgy Eft on my ThinkPad 390E and found that it works perfectly for me.
Another note from a different user: I just applied this to my ThinkPad x40 with Dapper Drake on it and it's working!!
Another note from yet another user: this fix has just worked perfectly with Ubuntu 6.10 on my Z60m.


deb dapper main

$ apt-get install wine

$ run winecfg --> Windows2000

Suspend to RAM


You need to install this update:

$ wget

$ dpkg -i acpi-support_0.85_i386.deb

After installing this package, the on-screen volume control does not work anymore ... can anyone confirm this. (did a lot of changes to my system, so I do not know if this reason.)

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

Internet Explorer

$ apt-get install cabextract

Download and run ies4linux (

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

External Sources