Installing Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Tribe 3 on a ThinkPad T61
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
3) The system is not incredibly stable, things crash at least once per session so if you are look for stability stay with Feisty. ***This has changed lately and things are a lot more stable, disabling Compiz helped and most the random crashes seemed to have cleared up the past week.***
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".
Must install using the alternate CD or the regular CD and hit F4 to change VGA settings to 1024x768x32 and use regular install.
Intel GMX3100 worked flawlessly at 1200x1024 resolution. Have not yet tried the higher resolution.
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
# telinit 3 to boot into a GUI and use Synaptic to install Build-Essentials
Go to Nvidia.com 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
# cd Desktop
# 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
# sudo shutdown -r now
After Rebooting Gnome should start normally
The Atheros card should be supported by the drivers built into Gutsy.
The Intel a/b/g/n (IPW4965) card requires the iwlwifi drivers from Intel:
# mkdir wireless
# cd wireless
# 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 http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-0.0.34.tgz
# tar xzf iwlwifi-0.0.34.tgz
# cd ../iwlwifi-0.0.34/
# sudo make install
# wget http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.15.tgz
# tar xzf iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.15.tgz
# sudo cp ../iwlwifi-4965-ucode-4.44.15/iwlwifi-4965.ucode
# sudo modprobe iwl4965
Audio does not work out of the box, download and install the latest version of Alsa from CVS using the instructions here: https://bugtrack.alsa-project.org/wiki/wikka.php?wakka=SourceCodeRepository