Posts Tagged ‘thinkpad’

Karma needed for Karmic

Karmic Koala popped out of the oven recently, and I decided to do my first upgrade. My gut told me that it was not a great idea to jump on Karmic so early, but my itchy fingers got ahead of me. It was a Bad Idea™. I should have done a trial run with the […]

Kernel Cleaning

So after a couple of rounds of kernel updates on my Ubuntu install, a little housekeeping was in order. To remove the older kernel versions, uninstall linux-image-x.x.xx (just “removal”) from Synaptic Package Manager. Probably a good idea to keep the last version before the current one. If you’re multibooting, you may need to tweak Grub […]

Need for Speed vs Sleep

After I upgraded the xorg drivers using this guide, I realised that suspend/hibernate stopped working. Argh. I am running Ubuntu on a laptop and I am one of those chronic “hibernaters”. It’s not the bootup that I can’t wait for, it’s the having to re-launch all the programs that I don’t quite fancy. 🙂 So […]

Jaunty Adventures – Part 4: Round Up

Trackpoint.Configuring the trackpoint sensitivity and speed settings was a piece of cake once you install configure-trackpoint but I am having this annoying problem with losing the trackpoint settings on resume (after a suspend/hibernate). Coming out of suspend/hibernate, the trackpoint will go back to its default extremely sluggish behaviour. And it’s not just me. I have […]

Jaunty Adventures – Part 3: Power Snooze

Hibernate. Suspend/sleep (suspend-to-ram) worked beautifully out of the box but hibernate (suspend-to-disk) wasn’t working. It would do an immediate resume once I put the system to hibernate from GNOME. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong, until I initiated a pm-hibernate manually from terminal. Something about a swap file error came up and that was […]