Talk:Installing Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) on a ThinkPad T60

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lost logout shutdown/restart options after Beryl

When I installed beryl using the instructions on this page, everything worked great (thanks!) except I lost the shutdown and restart options on the logout screen. This seems to be a common problem re. this thread at ubuntu forums:

From advice in that thread I changed my /usr/local/bin/ to this:

Xgl -fullscreen :1 -ac -br -accel glx:pbuffer -accel xv:pbuffer &
sleep 4
export DISPLAY=:1
cookie="$(xauth -i nextract - :0 | cut -d ' ' -f 9)"
xauth -i add :1 . "$cookie"
exec gnome-session

...which got the shutdown and restart options back for me. You might consider adding this to the instructions if it's not too much of a hack.

Thanks very much for this guide! Mgrusin 18:44, 30 December 2006 (CET)

shutdown issues

Hi there,

Is anyone having problems with Suspend to Disk? It's suddenly stopped working for me...


Re: Problems with Suspend to Disk

What problems exactly?

-freeze while suspending or

-freeze on wake up

-doesn't do anything if you press the suspend key combination

My Keyboard Suspend shortcuts stop working if I don't login with gnome, because the acpi_fakekey script launched doesn't work outside of gnome.

pmi action sleep 


pmi action hibernate

should work

Roland (McGiver)


The problem I'm having is that suspend to RAM only works sometimes - the other times it just crashes. Suspend to disk just doesn't work - just crashes all the time.

What script are you using? I'm just using FN+F4 and FN+F12, or right-clicking on the power manager and selecting Suspend or Hibernate.


I'm having suspend / hibernate problems but it's not "suddenly" since this is a fresh install (edgy 6.10, T60p). My symptoms are upon suspend/hibernate, the screen goes black and the moon LED starts blinking but never stops. It won't wake up from this state without a hard shutdown.

I've been trying many suggestions over at ubuntu forums but haven't found the key yet. Most likely in my mind is upgrading from fglrx driver 8.28 to 8.30+, but I can't find that version in synaptic yet and don't want to mess with compiling it myself.

Mgrusin 18:44, 30 December 2006 (CET)

Problems with ALt-Gr

My Alt-Gr key doesn't work in Beryl. I think it's a problem with loading the right keymap.

my solution is a small workaround: loading your preferred keymap with gnome, by adding the following script (save in /usr/bin/restorekeymap) to gnome startup programs

setxkbmap -model pc105 -layout de -variant nodeadkeys
#if you use the .Xmodmap file for other stuff too uncomment the following line
#xmodmap .Xmodmap

Replace keymap model, layout and variant with the one you prefer.

Please let me know if there's a better Solution

Roland (McGiver)

Video in Beryl

anyone else suffering under extremely slow video in Beryl? All Video players seem to require much more resources in Beryl. Anyone else experiencing the same Problem?

Kaffeine(Xine) slows down the whole system (on my 1.7GHz Banias) and sometimes kaffeine freezes. Mplayer works better, but still keeps the cpu usage on ~90% on fullscreen.

Doing something with tpb OSD makes it even worse. Changing volume in many cases permanently freezes kaffeine, and results in temporary 1fps in mplayer.

I tried all available Video output Plugins (xv, opengl,...) without noticing a difference.

Roland (McGiver)