Talk:Installing Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) on a ThinkPad T61

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i really dont understand the thinkwiki hotspap howto, cant we put the most important in here, if people who got hotswapping right can show their fixes with ubuntu? Karlrt 23:13, 2 June 2008 (CEST)

The Hotswap-problem can be solved by booting the kernel with "libata.noacpi=1". This can be done under Ubuntu by adding "options libata noacpi=1" to /etc/modprobe.d/options and running "update-initramfs -u". See also this discussion --Crowley12 21:49, 2 June 2008 (CEST)

Hi, I'm new here. I just got a T61, and discovered that the instructions for enabling the trackpoint which worked for 7.10 no longer work in 8.04. This seems to be due to the change to 7.3. Does someone want to add that to the page, or know of a fix? Zedlander 07:56, 6 April 2008 (CEST)


The trackpoint seems to be working in the latest beta on my T61 without issue.

Article purpose

Should this article be divided into an upgrade section and a fresh install section? Should there be an upgrade article and a fresh install article?


As for me there is a big problem with hibernation on Nvidia enabled Thinkpads. After resume, screen is covered with black and green patteren with a half of the slash screen in the background.. After 30 s computer reboots. This issue still persists under stable 8.04 (I'm using hardy from tribe 4). --Barteq 21:43, 6 May 2008 (CEST)

It is mentioned[1] that the new 173.08 Nvidia driver does solve the hibernate problem, however since it is a beta driver, it will not be included in EnvyNG, so anyone who want to try it out need to install the driver manually.

Same thing on this driver.. Unable to wake up from hibernation. Additional it doesn't (yet?) support "OnDemandVBlankInterrupts" "true" xorg option making 120 wakeups / s in powertop, while second monitor attached.. --Barteq 21:43, 6 May 2008 (CEST)

Any confirmation that 173.08 does fix hibernation?

With the new driver 173.14.05 hibernation seems to work. But during resume these black and green patterns still appear. Suspend to ram works only partially. Sometimes the screen remains blank, even with the hal-fix applied. Any ideas? --Mstephan 10:02, 30 May 2008 (CEST)

Suspend to ram works still fine under the newest driver. I haven't checked hibernation, but my kernel supports tux-on-ice - so results may be different. --Barteq 03:50, 2 June 2008 (CEST)

173.14.05 hibernation still doesn't work on my T61p. Could it be because I'm running 64-bit Ubuntu 8.04? --Dickey

Docking Station

Any luck on getting the DVI port on the advanced mini dock working?

On nvidia card with binary drivers it works fine. Even while writing this ;) Use nvidia-settings or change boot display in bios to vga+dvi --Barteq 03:50, 2 June 2008 (CEST)

HDAPS protection

Best way to use it is kernel. Works like a charm. The only bad thing is hat hdapsd uses 50 wakeups/s so it consumes battery more quickly.

[ 7352.997416] scsi_protect_queue(): head parked.. [ 7355.762197] scsi_unprotect_queue(): No pending I/O, re-enabling power management..

Wireless activity LED

I made a newer linux-backports-modules package which replaces by compat-wireless driver. My IWL4965 card work well. Anyone can get this package in --Haze11 10:39, 12 June 2008 (CEST)