Installing Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Tribe 3 on a ThinkPad T61

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Opening Notes:

1) This is written for Tribe 2, 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



Systems with Intel cards should have no issues

Help needed
Can anyone with the Intel X3100 Video confirm this?


X will fail to start for users running Nvidia cards. Boot into recovery mode and type:

# dkpg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Accept all the defaults except change the driver from NV to VESA

Type # telinit 3 to boot into a GUI and use Synaptic to install the following packages:

1) Install Build-Essentials

2) Remove xserver-xorg-video-nv

This will also remove xserver-xorg-video-all and may cause issues down the road as Gutsy development proceeds, I recommend checking the change-log for xserver-xorg-video-nv and see if it adds support for the newer Nvidia chipsets and then reinstall xserver-xorg-video-all

Go to and download the latest Nvidia Drivers to your desktop

When the download completes hit Ctrl-F1 to drop to a console. Login and type:

# sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

Then type: cd Desktop

# sudo sh

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

Reboot: # sudo shutdown -r now

After Rebooting Gnome should start normally


The Atheros card should be supported by the drivers built into Gutsy.

Help needed
Can someone with an Atheros card confirm this?

The Intel a/b/g/n (IPW4965) card requires the iwlwifi drivers from Intel:

# mkdir wireless # cd wireless

# wget

# tar xzf mac80211-8.0.1.tgz

# cd mac80211-8.0.1.tgz # sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.22-7 /lib/modules/2.6.22-7-generic/source # sudo make patch_kernel

# wget # tar xzf iwlwifi-0.0.34.tgz # cd ../iwlwifi-0.0.34/ # make # sudo make install

# wget # tar xzf iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.15.tgz # sudo cp ../iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.15/iwlwifi-4965.ucode # /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-4965.ucode

# sudo modprobe iwl4965


Audio does not work.

This Howto describes the same issue under Feisty. Alsa 1.0.14 with some patches seem to fix it. I have not attempted this yet.