Installing Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) on a ThinkPad X300

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Setup notes

No special remarks about Ubuntu 9.04 installation on Lenovo X300. Everything works, including brightness control with fn-keys.

However, it seems to be some problems with Kubuntu:

  • Hibernate/Suspend (wake up leads to login-screen) -- fixed
  • some Fn-keys don't do anything (for example Fn+F2 doesn't lock the screen)
  • No scrolling with the Trackpoint as long as Touchpad not disabled in BIOS
  • thinkfan works very well on X300 and Ubuntu 9.04. Available there


  • To speed up adobe flash in full srcen mode create file /etc/adobe/mms.cfg with OverrideGPUValidation=true in it.

External links

  • Tips on fine tweaking and power management on this blog
  • Automatic Bay to main battery switching script and how-to on this blog