Sunday, 2 November 2008

Installing and Using Ubuntu 8.10 on my Thinkpad T60p

In no particular order, an aide memoire for me if when I next install Ubuntu.

a) Used Synaptic Package Manager to install CompizConfig Settings Manager ( search for ccsm or simple-ccsm to find it )
b) Used simple-ccsm to set the display profile to Ultimate to get the really really whizzy special effects in Compiz
c) Added http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ubuntu to Software Sources to get Open Office 3
d) Added http://packages.medibuntu.org/ to Software Sources to get Skype ( amongst other things )
e) Installed VMware Workstation 6.5 build 118166 ( as per http://www.davidmhay.co.uk/2008/10/ubuntu-810-intrepid-ibex-and-vmware.html )
f) Installed Lotus Mobile Connect 6.1.1.0 and AT&T Global Network Client 2.0.1.3000 ( having two VPN clients may just be greedy, but it's nice to have a backdoor to a backdoor )
g) Installed Lotus Notes 8.5 beta 2

Still not totally happy with my wireless after a suspend/standby, but that may be just me, as Rob didn't have similar problems on a similar T60p. Will check the drivers etc. for the wireless card.

Suspend/resume does work though, even when I close the lid on my laptop ( which could be fun if I forget ).

Right, that'll do for now ...

1 comment:

Mokuso said...

Hi Dave - You got Lotus Mobile Connect working on Ubuntu. Was this difficult? Any tips?