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To turn the TV output off and fix the small desktop issue, add the following section in {{path|/etc/X11/xorg.conf}}.
 
To turn the TV output off and fix the small desktop issue, add the following section in {{path|/etc/X11/xorg.conf}}.
  
{{cmdresult|Section "Monitor"}}
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Section "Monitor"
 
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  Identifier "TVOutput"
{{cmdresult|Identifier "TVOutput"}}
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  Option "Disable" "true"
 
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EndSection
{{cmdresult|Option "Disable" "true"}}
 
 
 
{{cmdresult|EndSection}}
 
  
 
and then in the Device Section, add the option:
 
and then in the Device Section, add the option:
  
{{cmdresult|Option "monitor-TV" "TVOutput"}}
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Option "monitor-TV" "TVOutput"
  
 
Reference: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2944730
 
Reference: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2944730

Revision as of 02:28, 4 August 2007

Opening Notes:

1) This is written for Tribe 3, as development moves forward many of the items listed here will (hopefully) no longer be necessary or no longer apply.

2) Use the Alternative Installer, the Desktop installer installs but fails to boot

3) While Gutsy has been relatively stable lately if you are looking for stability stay with Feisty.


Hard Disk Controller

When the system boots hit F1 to enter the Bios, select Config->Serial ATA (SATA) and set the SATA Controller mode option to "Compatibility".

[Update] This does not appear to be necessary any more. I just installed Tribe 3 on a T61 today and left it in AHCI mode and the install went fine. Can anyone else confirm?

Video:

Intel:

Install using the regular CD and hit F4 to change VGA settings to 1024x768x32.

Starting with Tribe 3 on the T61, Ubuntu defaults to using the Intel driver and you can use the regular CD to install. However there have been problems with the resolution where the gnome toolbars are functioning in a smaller area than the rest of the desktop. This is because the TV output is turned on. If you see the login screen show up in the top-left corner of the screen, taking up only 2/3 of the screen, then you have this issue and you'll need to disable the TV output.

To turn the TV output off and fix the small desktop issue, add the following section in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Section "Monitor"
  Identifier "TVOutput"
  Option "Disable" "true"
EndSection

and then in the Device Section, add the option:

Option "monitor-TV" "TVOutput"

Reference: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=2944730

Nvidia:

As of July 10th the latest nv 2D driver was released that supports the 140m in the T61 and this driver is in Tribe3.

If you would like 3D acceleration then you must download and install the proprietary drivers from Nvidia here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

To install these drivers:

1) install build-essentials from Synaptic

2) Download the drivers from the link above to your home directory

3) When the download completes hit Ctrl-ALT-F1 to drop to a console.

4) Login and type:

# sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

# sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run

If the file you download is newer that 100.14.11 make sure you modify the command appropriately

When asked permit the installer to modify your xorg.conf

Reboot: # sudo shutdown -r now

NOTE!
With each new Kernel release this process must be repeated except you should tell the installer to not update xorg.conf

Wireless:

Thinkpad 11A/B/G

The Atheros card works with the Madwifi driver included as part of the Restricted-Modules package in Gutsy and should be installed by default


Intel IWL4965 A/G/N

As of July 26th the IWL4965 driver and firmware is included in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22 which should be installed by default. https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/gutsy-changes/2007-July/005258.html


Audio:

Audio does not work out of the box, download and install the latest version of Alsa from CVS using the instructions here: http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Quick_Install

References


Updates

NOTE!
The section below is optional


IWL4965

As of July 27th Ubuntu ships version 0.42 of the iwlwifi driver, if you would like to install version 1.0 follow the instructions below:

NOTE!
As the release process moves forward the Kernel will be updated so make sure to update the paths below
NOTE!
With each new Kernel release this process must be repeated

Install the necessary prerequisites and get the directories symlinked right.

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r`
sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r` /lib/modules/`uname -r`/source

Download and install the latest mac80211 from the 8.x.x branch. 8.0.2 is the latest as of this edit. The 9.x.x branch is currently experimental.

wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/mac80211/downloads/mac80211-8.0.2.tgz
tar -xzf mac80211-8.0.2.tgz
cd mac80211-8.0.2/
sudo make patch_kernel
cd ..

Download and install the latest iwlwifi from the 1.0.x branch. 1.0.0 is the latest as of this edit. The 0.1.x branch is currently experimental, but is necessary if you need to use 802.11n. These instructions may or may not work if you want to use 0.1.x.

wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-1.0.0.tgz
tar -xzf iwlwifi-1.0.0.tgz
cd iwlwifi-1.0.0/
make
sudo make install
cd ..

Download and install the latest 4965 ucode.

wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17.tgz
tar -xzf iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17.tgz
cd iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.17/
sudo cp iwlwifi-4965.ucode /lib/firmware/`uname -r`

Make sure the hardware wifi switch is on before doing this.

sudo modprobe iwl4965

After that, you should simply be able to connect to wireless networks using Gnome's network manager.


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