ThinkpadX61T

Current Issues

Hardy Heron (8.04 LTS)

  • The stylus does not work out of the box. To get it working:
    • Use Track Point knob to open Applications > Accessories > Terminal and type

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

  • Add the following text somewhere at the start:

    Section "InputDevice"
            Driver          "wacom"
            Identifier      "stylus"
            Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
            Option          "Type"          "stylus"
            Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"
            Option          "Button2"       "3"             # Right click
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Driver          "wacom"
            Identifier      "eraser"
            Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
            Option          "Type"          "eraser"
            Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"
            Option          "Button3"       "2"             # Eraser
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Driver          "wacom"
            Identifier      "cursor"
            Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"
            Option          "Type"          "cursor"
            Option          "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"
    EndSection
  • Add these three devices to the "ServerLayout" section as follows:

    Section "ServerLayout"
            Identifier      "Default Layout"
            Screen          "Default Screen"
            InputDevice     "stylus"        "SendCoreEvents"
            InputDevice     "cursor"        "SendCoreEvents"
            InputDevice     "eraser"        "SendCoreEvents"
            InputDevice     "Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection
  • Save the file and log out to restart X. Thanks to http://www.krizka.net/2007/12/27/thinkpad-x61-tablet-and-ubuntu-hardy-heron for the changes above.

Gutsy Gibbon

  • EASY FIX: screen rotation works but pen tracking does not follow
  • EASY FIX: screen almost black on resume from suspend
    • Switch to a console (Ctrl-Alt-6) and then back again (Ctrl-Alt-7) to re-enable backlight
  • EASY FIX: Enable tablet functions - uncomment tablet lines as indicated in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  • EASY FIX: enable pen button - modify /etc/X11/xorg.conf as follows:
    • add the following line to to Section InputDevice - Driver wacam - Identifier stylus as follows:

      • Option "Button2" "3"
    • add the following line to Section InputDevice - Driver wacam - Identifier eraser

      • Option "Button3" "2"

System Info

  • LENOVO
  • 7761A16 (7764CTO for the machine on which Hardy Heron was installed)
  • ThinkPad X61 Tablet

Hardware details

Screen & Monitors

Device

Works?

Bug #

in Gutsy Gibbon

in 8.04 LTS

in whatever's next

Screen

PASSED

Yes

Untested

Correct resolution?

PASSED

Yes

Untested

Correct refresh rate?

PASSED

Yes

Untested

3D Acceleration

Untested

Yes

Untested

External monitor works?

Untested

Yes

Untested

External monitor - mirrors

Untested

Yes

Untested

External monitor - extend desktop

Untested

No

Untested

Power Management

Battery detected?

PASSED

Yes

Untested

Hibernates?

PASSED

No (wubi)

Untested

Suspend

PARTIAL (Screen nearly black on resume)

Yes

Untested

Dim monitor on battery

PARTIAL (Dims but does not restore on activity)

Yes

Untested

Blank monitor on inactivity

Untested

Untested

Lid Close

Untested

No (does not suspend)

Untested

Cpu frequency scaling

PASSED

Yes

Untested

Sound

Sound works?

PASSED

Yes

Untested

Correct volume?

PASSED

Yes

Untested

Hardware volume switch

PARTIAL (screen mute button unrecognized)

Yes

Untested

Headphone jack

Untested

Yes

Untested

Mic jack

Untested

Yes

Untested

Networking

Wired NIC

PASSED

Yes

Untested

Wireless NIC

PASSED

Yes

Untested

PCMCIA NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

Firewire

Untested

Untested

Untested

Bluetooth

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

Infrared

Untested

Untested

Untested

Touchpad & Mice

Touchpad

PASSED (With EASY FIXes above)

Untested (N/A)

Untested

Touchpad - Doubletap = double click

PASSED

Untested (N/A)

Untested

Touchpad - Scroll down side

PASSED

Untested (N/A)

Untested

Trackpoint

PASSED

Yes

Untested

External mouse - USB

Untested

Yes

Untested

External mouse - Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Docking Station/Port Replicator

AC through replicator

PASSED

Untested

USB

Untested

Untested

Untested

Serial

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - VGA

Untested

Untested

Untested

External Monitor - DVI

Untested

Untested

Untested

Modem

Untested

Untested

Untested

NIC

Untested

Untested

Untested

PS/2

Untested

Untested

Untested

Additional Hardware

Fingerprint reader

Untested

Untested

Untested

CD/DVD drive

PASSED

Yes

Untested

PCMCIA cards

Untested

Untested

Untested

Parallel Ports

Untested

Untested

Untested

Card reader(s)

Untested

Untested

Untested

Function and other keys

Fn key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

in Gutsy Gibbon?

in 8.04 LTS

in whatever's next?

+ Space

Zoom

Untested

No

Untested

+ Esc

Untested

No effect

Untested

+ F1

Untested

No effect

Untested

+ F2

Lock Screen

Untested

Yes

Untested

+ F3

Battery Info

Untested

Yes

Untested

+ F4

Suspend

Untested

Yes

Untested

+ F5

On/Off Wireless

PARTIAL(bluetooth and wireless are both affected)

No effect

Untested

+ F6

Untested

No effect

Untested

+ F7

Untested

No effect

Untested

+ F8

Switch TrackPoint/TouchPad

Untested

No effect

Untested

+ F9

Untested

No effect

Untested

+ F10

Untested

No effect

Untested

+ F11

Untested

No effect

Untested

+ F12

Hibernate

Untested

Untested

Untested

+ ScrLk

NumLock

PASSED

Yes

Untested

+ Home

Brightness Up

PASSED

Yes

Untested

+ End

Brightness Dn

PASSED

Yes

Untested

+ PrtSc

SysRq

Untested

Prints screen

Untested

+ Pause

Break

Untested

No effect

Untested

Other special keys

Key

Operation

Keycode

Works?

Bug #

Gutsy Gibbon

8.04 LTS

whatever's next

KEY

Untested

?

Untested

Vol Up/Down

PARTIAL(is set to mic by default)

Yes

Untested

Mute

PARTIAL (is set to mic by default)

Yes

Untested

Nav Dial

Untested

Yes

Untested

Esc

Untested

Yes

Untested

Tablet Shortcut Menu

Untested

Locks screen

Untested

Screen Rotate

Untested

No

Untested

"Secure Attention Sequence" (ctrl-alt-del)

Untested

No

Untested

Notes

For 8.04 LTS:

  • Installed using "wubi" from Windows Vista.
  • Install paused for several minutes on "Scanning the mirror..." but was otherwise smooth.
  • External monitor detected but could not uncheck the "clone displays" box.
  • Hibernation did not shut machine off. I think the wubi installer mentioned that this doesn't work w/ wubi.
  • A bit tricky to get sound recording to work: open sound recorder, choose File > Open Volume Control, choose Edit > Preferences, check the Capture box, toggle audio recording on on Recording tab, and then use Options tab to choose source (internal / external mic). Then tell the recorder to record from input Capture.

  • Can rotate screen from System > Preferences > Screen Resolution if hardware acceleration turned off (add Option "DRI" "false" to the Device in the xorg.conf file), but so far no luck rotating the input (ie. cursor moves left/right instead of up/down).

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LaptopTestingTeam/Old/ThinkpadX61T (last edited 2010-02-26 20:24:14 by primes2h)