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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Installing Ubuntu hardy alpha-3 on Lenovo / Ibm ThinkPad T60

Problematic hardware on my specific machine variant :
Intel 82573L copper NIC
Atheros AR5418 wifi NIC
ATI Radeon X1300 Display
1. get the ubuntu as the kubuntu power managment dosent work (didnt check the other variations)
2. check your hardware : sudo su -; lshw | less
3. Install the Intel copper NIC driver for the Intel 82573L chip : http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?strState=LIVE&ProductID=983&DwnldID=9180&lang=eng
(follow the instructions, connect the cable before the make / make install or else the phy is powered down to save power)
4. Install the Atheros AR5418 wireless network driver : get the latest driver source from the http://madwifi.org/ svn and compile/isntall per instructions, reboot and use the network manager to configure the wireless network as usual.

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