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    Thinkpad fixes - 10.04 & 10.10 & 11.04

    Hi all...
    I was thinking about starting a topic, describing my fixes for my IBM Thinkpad T60 laptop with ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 as well.
    (Most of other Thinkpads have the same problems and solution as well)

    Just installed 11.04. Everything works as below:

    Scrolling with trackpoint:
    -install gpointing-device-settings and set it up like this:
    System -> Preferences -> Pointing Devices -> TPPS/2 IBM Trackpoint
    -tick: use wheel emulation
    -select button 2 (middle button works as wheel )

    UPDATE: some might noticed that after a suspend-resume cycle, middle button scolling isn't working anymore...
    Here is a fix which I found here
    Create a file eg. from terminal like:
    sudo gedit usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-thinkpad.conf
    and the contents of the file should be:
    Code:
    Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Trackpoint Wheel Emulation"
        MatchProduct "TrackPoint"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "evdev"
        Option "EmulateWheel" "true"
        Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
        Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
        Option "XAxisMapping" "6 7"
        Option "YAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Volume notifications:
    The hardware buttons work out of the box. Unfortunately there is no osd notification feedback...
    You can find my original thread about this: here
    To sum it up:
    -sudo gedit /etc/rc.local
    insert line before exit:
    sudo cp /sys/devices/platform/thinkpad_acpi/hotkey_all_mask /sys/devices/platform/thinkpad_acpi/hotkey_mask

    The last lines should look like this:
    Code:
    #
    # By default this script does nothing.
    sudo cp /sys/devices/platform/thinkpad_acpi/hotkey_all_mask /sys/devices/platform/thinkpad_acpi/hotkey_mask
    exit 0
    Reboot and you're done. OSD notification works.
    Tested on 10.04 and 10.10 as well!

    Another annoying issue (for me) the Metacity window icons on the left.
    I prefer them on the right (MS style)
    To do that:
    Alt+F2 (run application)and type: gconf-editor
    apps -> metacity -> general -> button_layout (double click to edit value)
    and enter this:
    Code:
    menu:minimize,maximize,close
    Anyone has any more ideas please feel free to tell us about it.
    Last edited by juhaszjozsef; July 8th, 2011 at 08:18 AM.

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    Re: Thinkpad T60 fixes - 10.04 & 10.10

    Maybe that's just mine. But my T60 wifi (iwl3945) keeps disconnecting on both 10.04 and 10.10. A workaround is:
    gksu gedit /etc/default/grub

    Change the CMD_LINUX_DEFAULT line to:

    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash radeon.modeset=0 noplymouth"

    sudo update-grub

    Now it's stable on both 10.04 and 10.10.


    Now on 10.10, everytime I try to shutdown, I only get the login-screen. Anyone has that problem?

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    Re: Thinkpad T60 fixes - 10.04 & 10.10

    your volume notification works fine except when I unmute I have to press either the higher or lower volume button to have sound on again. Any fix for that? Thanks a lot

    has anyone experience with ubuntu and a thinkpad dockingstation?

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    Re: Thinkpad T60 fixes - 10.04 & 10.10

    Hello All

    Useful thread, I've just received a T60-1952 model with integrated graphics and a 1024-768 screen, and Ubuntu 10.10 installed fine.

    I too find that I need to unmute the volume and then press and up/down button.

    I also find that the fan is coming on a lot of the time, even when the CPUs are running at less than 1% each...

    I found that laptop-mode-tools were not installed, but they seem to make little difference. Any pointers would be helpful.

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    Re: Thinkpad T60 fixes - 10.04 & 10.10

    I now found the corresponding Launchpad-Bugs for the "unmute problem":

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/281732

    and here is the one with the OSD notifications:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...on/+bug/357673


    About fan control:

    The best-to-use fan-control is "Thinkpad Fan Control", as far as I know the only fan control program with a gui for Ubuntu. Unfortunately is doesnt work out-of-the-box with 10.10. But this worked for me:

    Download to the desktop

    http://ppa.launchpad.net/tp-fan/ppa/...buntu1_all.deb

    http://ppa.launchpad.net/tp-fan/ppa/...buntu1_all.deb

    The first package can be installed without problems, with the second package you have to do this:

    1. creative the folder "tpfan-admin-new" extract the package to that folder
    2. in the extracted folder go to folder "Debian" open the file "controls"
    3. replace "python-gnome2-desktop" with "python-gnome2-desktop-dev"
    4. open up a terminal and type
    cd Desktop
    cd tpfan-admin-new
    dpkg-deb -D --build tpfan-admin_0.96-ubuntu1_all
    5. now install the tpfan-admin_0.96-ubuntu1_all.deb in the folder "tpfan-admin-new"

    6. open up a terminal and type: sudo gedit /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/tpfand/settings.py7. Replace the lines 170-174

    self.product_id = None
    self.product_name = None
    self.product_pretty_vendor = None
    self.product_pretty_name = None
    self.product_pretty_id = None
    with the lines

    self.product_id = ""
    self.product_name = ""
    self.product_pretty_vendor = ""
    self.product_pretty_name = ""
    self.product_pretty_id = ""
    8. then: sudo /etc/init.d/tpfand restart


    Credit for this has to go:

    http://www.thinkpad-forum.de/softwar...10/#post962212

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    Re: Thinkpad T60 fixes - 10.04 & 10.10

    The desktop wont even show for my laptop, just the background screen and I have a IBM think-pad t43 what should I do? I just installed ubuntu 10.10

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    Re: Thinkpad T60 fixes - 10.04 & 10.10

    Quote Originally Posted by T3ddyjunior View Post
    The desktop wont even show for my laptop, just the background screen and I have a IBM think-pad t43 what should I do? I just installed ubuntu 10.10
    That's might not be hard prob to solve.

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    Re: Thinkpad T60 fixes - 10.04 & 10.10

    yeah I figured 10.4 works but 10.10 doesn't so it must not be compatible.

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    Re: Thinkpad T60 fixes - 10.04 & 10.10

    Perhaps you need a kernel switch to turn kernel mode-setting off.
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    Unumquodque potest reparantur. Patientia sit virtus.

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    Re: Thinkpad T60 fixes - 10.04 & 10.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Karut View Post

    About fan control:

    The best-to-use fan-control is "Thinkpad Fan Control", as far as I know the only fan control program with a gui for Ubuntu. Unfortunately is doesnt work out-of-the-box with 10.10. But this worked for me:

    Download to the desktop

    http://ppa.launchpad.net/tp-fan/ppa/...buntu1_all.deb

    http://ppa.launchpad.net/tp-fan/ppa/...buntu1_all.deb
    Thanks Karut

    I had to rename the temp folder to the name of the second deb file to get it to build a deb

    When I installed the deb, I got a lot of dependency errors.

    Investigating....

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