The model is T410 with discrete Nvidia graphics and fingerprint reader. So what I had to do to get everything working?
- Installed Ubuntu 10.10 x64 and all updates.
- Enabled proprietary drivers.
- Brightness controls (Fn+Home/End) did not work out of the box. Followed this to fix them.
- Fingerprint reader required additional setup, followed instructions over there.
- Hard drive shock protection:
sudo apt-get install hdapsd. Instructions here.
Update 2011-03-29: hibernate broke with various ACPI errors in the logs. Fixed by
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updatesand then updating the system. This upgraded Nvidia drivers from 269.04 to 270.29 (beta!). As a bonus, it also made to disappear zillions of NVRAM invalid context switch messages from the logs.
Update 2011-05-04: the battery indicator sometimes loses its mind (shows 0% and 5 hours remaining battery, disappears completely, etc.) Besides not knowing how much battery left when it disappears, this is mostly harmless.
Ubuntu 11.04: I'm not upgrading just yet because of this, this, and also because I have not reviewed the additional PPAs I use for 11.04 binaries. Also please review the other bugs in release notes to see if they apply to you.
Update 2011-07-18: the X started to crash at every startup with the nvidia driver being the culprit. The workaround is
sudo apt-get remove binutils-gold; sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current. And no, I don't think that it is the gold linker that is faulty here...