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    No OSD in Jaunty for Thinkpad T30

    Hi. I installed Jaunty and noticed that my on-screen displays were nowhere to be found. I'm wondering if anyone (who has an IBM and/or T30) has a solution for this?

    The OSD was there in 8.10 so I'm wondering what has happened to them. Any help?
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    Re: No OSD in Jaunty for Thinkpad T30



    Okay I found a fix for the lack of Thinkpad T30 on-screen displays in Ubi 9.04.

    a) Go to your synaptic package manager.

    b) Key in "Tpb" in the search field (without the "")

    c) check it.

    d) enable

    There. Now you have onscreen displays. You may worry that there is the footnote about having the hotkeys removed. I checked the thinklight, display off, brightness, except the hibernation after install- they all work. I'm a little leery of trying hibernation b/c I don't use it and have read something about problems with it.

    If you would like to restore your pre-tpb settings just go back to synaptic package manager and uncheck the "tpb" and recheck the "hotkey-setup."
    Last edited by emeraldgirl08; June 23rd, 2009 at 04:49 PM. Reason: leaving a trail of gummi bears :)
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    Re: No OSD in Jaunty for Thinkpad T30

    Hmmm... after I turned my laptop off for a bit and turned back on. The OSD is not working. Synaptic shows that it's still installed but I don't know if there's a location or some kind of GUI interface to tick and start with Ubuntu as I can't find any.

    If anyone knows how to have this startup with ubuntu let me know!!! Thanks.
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    Cool Re: No OSD in Jaunty for Thinkpad T30

    I also noticed the OSD disappearing on my T43. The tpb package did enable some sort of OSD but its not the same as it was.

    Well, so far better something than nothing.
    Martin

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    Re: No OSD in Jaunty for Thinkpad T30

    I'm seeing the same thing on a Thinkpad X60s running Karmic. I installed TPB and saw the OSD for that session. It disappeared after a reboot and hasn't been seen again. Any ideas?

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    Hmmmm--I found that you can "restart" it in your present session with "sudo tpb" & it wiil continue until your next session....for some reason it is not being "started" with your X session like it should.....

    Looks like a bug report is in order.

    I use ThinkPads (currently a T42P) & am interested in it also.....

    More info: there is a bug report & work-around here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...pb/+bug/158262

    Important info:
    it seems that its group is kmem, that's why I can't read it with my user added to nvram
    for now, I added /usr/bin/tpb to sudoers, so it can be run without a password, and added
    tpb -d to run at session start
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    Post Re: No OSD in Jaunty for Thinkpad T30

    OK--my workaround is:

    don't muck around with the /etc/sudoers file--just add a startup in your sessions that looks like:
    Code:
    gksudo tpb
    and then include any info you need to remind yourself that the command is for the OSD... after your session start you will get a sudoers window to insert your password--then the OSD will work.
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    Re: No OSD in Jaunty for Thinkpad T30

    Hmm...interesting developments here

    If anyone tries this PLEASE let us know how it works! I do really miss the Intrepid OSD though. They were very nicely done and looked like a match for Linux.

    I haven't installed Karmic yet...I downloaded over the course of the morning on Saturday and have taken a small tour with the LiveCD.

    It's Fabulous so far BTW.
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    Post Re: No OSD in Jaunty for Thinkpad T30

    It works in Karmic--My T42P really likes 9.10......
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    Re: No OSD in Jaunty for Thinkpad T30

    Perfect, works great in Karmic. Thanks!
    Last edited by harryc; November 1st, 2009 at 10:35 PM.

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